Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story review: Finely performed, thrilling & moving
What: Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story Neeraj Pandey and Kay Kay Menon come again to add new life to the outstanding Disney + Hotstar espionage thriller Special OPS.
Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story series synopsis
It’s the story behind the making of Senior RAW agent Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon). Like the previous Special OPS. Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story begins with an enquiry. The same enquiry officers played by Parmeet Sethi and Kali Prasad Mukherjee this time are evaluating the credentials of the raw agent Himmat Singh who is about to retire and has been recommended for special remuneration from the government. Police officer Abbas Sheikh (Vinay Pathak) Himmat Singh’s close aide is called upon to spill the beans on the creditability of Himmat Singh as a person.
OTT web series Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story review
The writes Deepak Kingrani, Benazir Ali Fida and the directors Neeraj Pandey (also the creator) and Shivam Nair this time get personal. The four-episode series intriguingly traces Himmat’s personal journey juxtaposing with the task of eliminating the culprits behind the compromise of the intelligence intel via honey trapping from highly placed Indian officers to international agents.
New characters are introduced where Aftab Shivdasani joins him in the operation and there are enough surprises, thrills and emotions to win over the known clichés of a old school cat and mouse espionage thriller which this time comes with some dollops of glamour and romance.
Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story is also a warm portrait of a friendship and a realisation of guilt with subtle debate om morality and duty.
Kay Kay Menon rules again and is outstanding throughout.
Good to see Aftab Shivdasani and he is very naural
Vinay Pathak shines. Adil Khan as Maninder Singh is fantastic.
Aishwarya Sushmita as Karishma is ravishing. Gautami Kapoor is good.
Parmeet Sethi and Kali Prasad Mukherjee are fab once again.
Shiv Jyoti Rajput leaves her mark. Maria Ryaboshapka is very impressive.
Imagine watching a personal saga of your favourite spy, what about a love story of Bond twined with an espionage involving honey trapping.
Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story is personal and emotional, that finds a new life in this brilliant espionage follow up/spin off Special OPS.