By Jyoti Kaur | October 21, 2021
Special Ops 1.5 Returns is an Indian web series streaming on DisneyPlus Hotstar from November 12th, 2021. Furthermore, it is a prequel to the massive hit Special Ops (2020). Next, Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair direct the powerful crime-action-thriller. While Shital Bhatia produces it and Neeraj Pandey, Deepak Kingrani, Benazir Ali Fida pen down the story of the web show. Moreover, the ensemble cast comprises Kay Kay Menon, Aftab Shivdasani, Gautami Kapoor, KP Mukherjee, Vinay Pathak, Parmeet Sethi, Aishwarya Sushmita, Maria Ryaboshapka, Shiv Jyoti, Vijay, and Santanu Ghatak. Lastly, it is available in both Hindi and English languages.
The story revolves around the central character Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon). It displays his journey of becoming a master spy. The plot begins unraveling his formative years as a RAW agent. Moreover, he wades his way through the deep and secretive alleys of red-tapism and honey trapping peppered with political powers. Lastly, it shows an undying faith of Himmat Singh in his profession and his spirit to go boundaries to protect his nation.
The prequel is as hard-hitting as Special Ops. Shot in several places of Malaysia, Mauritius, Ukraine, Delhi, and Mumbai, the web series displays mesmerizing views. Furthermore, the story of India’s biggest threat turning into India’s biggest spy is very well-written and presented. Also, it sheds light on how corrupted politics badly infests the whole system of a nation. Thus, full marks to the directors and the writers. Next, Kay Kay Menon as a young Himmat Singh is truly a sight to behold. His par excellence acting skills definitely make him unique and exceptional. Besides him, Aftab makes an impressive contribution. All other supporting cast performed well to support the overall plot of the Disney Plus Hotstar Special Ops 1.5 web series. Overall, it is a perfect thriller we all have been waiting for. Watch & rejoice!
Gurjit Kaur is a young and vibrant writer. MBA in media management, she is extremely passionate about the media. Currently, she works as a freelancer and loves to weave words in a simple yet elegant form. She is one crazy aficionado of movies and web series.