Special Ops 1.5 Review & Star Rating The writers are well aware that it hasn’t been long that season 1 was released, so they don’t waste time in setting up the pace for season 1.5 (a rather clever move because this is not season 2, it is yet to come. This is just a mini extension to the first, so 1.5). We know how the 2001 Parliament attacks served as Himmat’s trigger to follow a case no one else believed. Season 1.5 talks about his motivation. We dive into Himmat’s personal life and how things shaped up.

Special Ops 1.5 Review

The espionage thriller gets smarter and sharper with time. It is not just about a bad man probably a terrorist who is being hunted by a group of highly skilled officers, but it is a data robbing syndicate that needs to be busted. In a limited runtime of 4 episodes, the show not just travels to countries looking for the wanted criminals, but also highlights the cultures. For example, how an art school in Moscow disguised as an actor and Ballerina theatre, actually trains spies and assassins. It could be made up, but a strong way to set up the landscape.

Or the fact that Neeraj Pandey breaks the fourth wall metaphorically when he takes a dig at the current ruling party in India for real. He tells us that he is aware and that his show is set in the same times you and I are witnessing. There is no way Special Ops could run away from touching the politics of the country and the makers acknowledge that. Brownie points!

Neeraj and Shivam Nair in their direction take a risk of focusing on just a few characters this time, unlike the first season that had a huge ensemble. So the risk of the camera going monotonous is definitely high. But to break that the writing with their direction adds the biggest twist is Himmat’s life there is and that serves the purpose of breaking the monotony.

Special Ops 1.5 Review: Star Rating: 

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Aftab Shivdasani, Vinay Pathak, Gautami Kapoor, Aadil Khan and ensemble.

Creator: Neeraj Pandey

Director: Neeraj Pandey & Shivam Nair

Streaming On: Disney+ Hotstar

Language: Hindi

Runtime: Each Episode Around 45 Minutes.

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