One of the most anticipated web series Special Ops 1.5 finally released yesterday on November 12. The Himmat Singh aka Kay Kay Menon’s story is strong and interesting though a little thin around the edges, with 4 episodes spanning three hours and a half. The web series Special Ops 1.5 presently, streaming on Disney+Hostar. The show has received a lot of favorable feedback from viewers.


The Himmat Story follows the origins of its titular character, even before he became a prodigy at R&AW and deployed his squad of hand-picked hidden agents around the world to track down Ikhlaq Khan, the mysterious strategist behind the majority of India’s terror attacks.

Apart from Kay Kay Menon, Vinay Pathak, Aftab Shivdasani, and Adil Khan delivered impressive performances.

Special Ops 1.5 Star Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Aftab Shivdasani, Vinay Pathak, Gautami Kapoor, Aishwarya Sushmita, Shiv Jyoti, Adil Khan

Special Ops 1.5 Director: Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair


From India to Sri Lanka, Dhaka, London, and Kiev, the plot travels. Singh is brought back from his suspension to find a traitor agent. He partners up with an old associate and RAW agent, Vijay Kumar, for this operation (Aftab Shivdasani).

Special Ops 1.5 Script Analysis

Special Ops 1.5, written by Neeraj Pandey with Benazir Ali Fida and Deepak Kingrani, is based in a post-pandemic and reflects the contemporary circumstances. The narrative continues the same trend, with a new investigation into Himmat being launched, but this time for real good. Vinay Pathak sits in a chair and proceeds to narrate his tale.

Special Ops 1.5 Poster

Special Ops 1.5 Poster

Neeraj has kept the screenplay straight and concise, without dragging the narrative or introducing any artificial elements. The dialogues are well-suited to the series’s tone. Neeraj extracts the proper substance from a subject that communicates volumes without any unnecessary chest-thumping patriotic remarks.

The editing is smooth and accurate. The camera work was terrific. The concept of using sliding shots to keep it realistic gives it the impression of realism that a production of this size demands. The music is well-balanced and holds our attention constantly.

Special Ops 1.5 Star Performance Review

When it comes to Kay Kay Menon, he is Kay Kay Menon, and he understands exactly what he is doing. In his acting skills, there isn’t a single flaw. He’s much more vulnerable this time, but he’s on a mission for his nation, so he can’t fall down. He gathers his wits and exacts his wrath through anger, but there is never a big eruption.

Kay Kay Menon in Special Ops 1.5

Kay Kay Menon in Special Ops 1.5

Aftab Shivdasani is given a unique look and performs admirably. Gautami Kapoor has a similar upbeat character. This time, Aadil Khan is the antagonist. He doesn’t get a larger slice of the cake this time since the opponent is a notion rather than a personality, and the goal is to destroy it. Aadil is simply a member of that gang, and he shines at it.

Aftab Shivdasani in Special Ops 1.5

Aftab Shivdasani in Special Ops 1.5

Vinay Pathak, who performs Abbas Shiekh, is also the one who tells Himmat’s tale in a creative manner. Aishwarya Sushmita, a model-turned-actress, makes a magnificent debut as Karishma. Shiv Jyoti, who is very well known and popular as Kaaiynaat in ‘Bebaakee,’ nevertheless, offers great potential in the character of Anita Sharma alongside young Himmat Singh.

Vinay Pathak in Special Ops 1.5

Vinay Pathak in Special Ops 1.5

Special Ops 1.5 Direction & Music Review

Neeraj brings the tale together in a way that only he can. You never get the impression that a scene is overdone or unnecessary. In contrary to the previous season, which featured a large ensemble, Neeraj and Shivam Nair bear the gamble of relying on just a few actors this time. As a result, there’s a good chance the camera will get predictable. But, to prevent boredom, the writing, with their direction, throws the major shift in Himmat’s life, which contributes to keeping it interesting.

The series has a great entertainment value, which contributes to its overall appearance. To explain the extensive chases, the filmmakers shot in Mumbai, Delhi, and a number of other places notably Malaysia, Ukraine, and Mauritius. Furthermore, Sudheer Palsane and Arvind Singh’s cinematography is magnificent, and Advait Nemlekar’s background music matches the concept perfectly.