Special Ops 1.5 The Himmat Story Review: Non Spoiler Review

 Special Ops 1.5 The Himmat Story Review: Non Spoiler Review


Arika Khurana, TNN, Nov 12, 2021, 09.00 AM IST

STORY: ‘Special Ops 1.5: The Story of Himmat’ enters the early years of Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon) as an Indian Research and Analytics Wing (RAW) agent.

REVIEW: 'Special Ops 1.5: The Story of Himmat' is composed, as is its first season, with reviews, with Delhi police Abbas Shiekh (Vinay Pathak) recounting Himmat's journey to 'sarkari babus' - Chaddha (Parmeet Set) and Banerjee (Kali Prasad Mukherjee). This takes us back to the date of the 2001 Parliamentary invasion, and Himmat's theory of what happened. Following that is another case, in which Maninder (Aadil Khan), a former RAW agent, had sensitive information that could endanger national security. In line with Himmat's ambition to become the best agent of RAW, the essence of the drama is a cat and mouse game between Maninder and Himmat and his team, especially Vijay (Aftab Shivdasani).

With the help of Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair, this four-part spy detective explores why Himmat Singh, a RAW agent, is the way he is. Pandey’s business has all the ingredients from all over the place: a stellar collection, a tangible and powerful plot, and a tadka of roadblocks that make every situation difficult to overcome. All they do is talk about a busy story that comes into the lives of many actors who have worked with Himmat Singh.

Unlike its predecessors, the writing (of Neeraj Pandey, Deepak Kingrani and Benazir Ali Fida) is complex, and Pandey gives us insight into the difficult world of espionage. However, much of the plot revolves around Himmat and Vijay working together to track down Maninder, which becomes tedious after a while. Praveen Kathikuloth's planning keeps the sequence of events in order. The sequence of battles (by Abbas Ali Moghul, Peter Triesko and Cyril Raffaelli) in this installment is full of many things. However, other scenes, especially those involving Himmat and Maninder eyewitness appearances, seem impossible. Which means that, despite the many gunshots in the London hotel, no one is seen except the main characters.

Kay Kay Menon is the saving grace of this company. He seems to be moving in the dark ways of politics, red-tapism and honey-trap in this installment, which makes the show worth watching. His words with a poker face, "the biggest thing is when the world is suffering because of politics", and the circumstances that affect his feelings of losing his property, make it worthwhile to watch.

With the exception of Menon, who excels in almost every field, Aftab Shivdasani's character as Vijay has progressed well. Vinay Pathak as Abbas Shiekh is an interesting narrator of the story of Himmat. Maninder is played satisfactorily by Aadil Khan. Aishwarya Sushmita, a model who turned out to be an actress, is beautiful in her first appearance as Karishma. On the other hand, Shiv Jyoti best known for his role as Kaaiynaat in ‘Bebaakee,’ looks promising as Anita Sharma facing young Himmat Singh. (There are no robbers before!) And Gautami Kapoor, who plays the role of Himmat Saroj's wife Himmat, plays a key role in the play.

The production value is high, which adds to the overall look of the series. To justify the long chase, builders have shot at Mumbai, Delhi, and many places such as Malaysia, Ukraine, and Mauritius. All in all, the cinematography of Sudheer Palsane and Arvind Singh is amazing as well as the background music of Advait Nemlekar's prisons and themes.

So far, the cliffhanger's conclusion to this episode shows that Neeraj Pandey is creating a Special Ops universe with lots of stories to discover. That being said, you should also look at this spy thriller if you want to be a part of this space.

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