Meet Challam sir from Family Man 2, the Google for spies

Despite just 15-minutes of screen time, the retired spy in The Family Man 2 has spawned countless memes and teased possibilities of a spin-off

By   |  Published: 11th Jun 2021  12:31 pmUpdated: 11th Jun 2021  2:13 pm

Hyderabad: Ever since the internet came into our lives, whenever we are stuck with a question, we turn to Google for the answer.

In the spy world of the hugely popular Amazon Prime series The Family Man 2, the Google for spies is Chellam sir.

Now who is Chellam sir, you might ask?

Chellam sir, played superbly by Tamil actor Uday Mahesh, is a retired spy who used to work with National Investigative Agency.

In the show, whenever Manoj Bajpayee’s character Srikanth Tiwari from the Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell (TASC) hit a roadblock in his investigation, he calls Chellam sir for advice and Chellam sir would always come to his rescue.

The prompt and ever helpful nature of Chellam sir made people sit up and take notice of the unassuming but highly intelligent character who barely had few scenes in the series.

It led to countless memes, with the character showing up in State advisory messages to users wanting a Chellam sir of their own.

And now, so fascinated are people by the character that they are asking the makers to think of a spin-off around Chellam sir, whose full name is still not known.

In fact, according to an interview with actor Uday Mahesh, the word Chellam, which roughly translates to darling in Tamil may not even be his real name, but a moniker. Go figure!


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