Special OPS is the first original series of Hotstar in 2020, after six releases from last year that includes— Dhoni, Roar of the Lion, a remake of Criminal Justice, City of Dreams, a remake of The Office, Hostages and Out of Love. However, none of them seemed to turn out good enough to win the hearts of the critics or the audience. With Special Ops, the makers of the series is aiming at bringing back the pride of Indian thrill. Written by Neeraj Pandey, Deepak Kingrani, Benazir Ali Fida, the show attempts at building on the raging fame of Islamophobia in Indian entertainment at the moment, which has taken a hype in the recent years. Keep reading further for getting acknowledged with more updates about the upcoming Hotstar series scheduled to be released this month.
Special OPS update: When to expect?
Directed by Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair, this web series is scheduled to get released on March 17, 2020, on Hotstar, in seven different Indian languages including Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali and Kannada. A promotional video was released on February 23, 2020, featuring a few of the footage of the shooting. Moreover, a teaser poster was also released by the Special OPS team, on February 25, 2020.
Watch ‘Special OPS’ Official Trailer
Take a look at the official trailer of Special OPS.
Special OPS Cast Details: Who is in it
The series stars Kay Kay Menon in lead, besides, Karan Tacker, Vipul Gupta, Muzammil Ibrahim, Sana Khan, Meher Vij, Saiyami Kher, Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak, and Sajjad Delafrooz. The show is based on the real frightening terror attacks that India had to face over a span of the last 19 years, starting with the Indian Parliament attack in 2001.
Special OPS Production Details
Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia have produced the series in India, Turkey, Azerbaijan as well as in Jordan, along with Neeraj Pandey’s Friday Storytellers been attached to the name as the production house. Divya Dutta, one of the leading cast members of the series, terms Special OPS as a show with a fast-paced storyline that promises to deliver an edge-of-seat series that is relatively new to the Indian screen. The show is distributed by Star India and the cinematography is done by Sudheer Palsane and Aravind Singh.
19 years, 6 deadly terror attacks. Will India stop the mastermind?
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Special OPS Storyline: What is all about?
Special OPS is an Indian espionage thriller series created for Hotstar’s label, Hotstar Specials, that features a leading Intelligence officer, a senior analyst & logistics head of Research and Analysis Wing of India, Himmat Singh played by Kay Kay Menon. The show showcases the struggles of Himmat Singh in chasing the mastermind behind the Indian Parliament attack in 2001, the Mumbai train bombings in 2006, the ’26/11′ 2008 Mumbai attacks, and the Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir in 2016. The man was the first who lays down the possible theory of the existence of a sixth terrorist leading the other five ones and chased that one Ikhlaq Khan, for nearly two decades. Accused of draining the funds of the Indian government’s secret service, the efforts of the man did not go in vain. Though the chase is still not over, his suspicions have now proven to be true.