Special Ops was one of the first Indian shows to release at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched on Disney+ Hotstar in March of last year, the eight-episode series starred Kay Kay Menon, Karan Tacker, Muzammil Ibrahim, and Divya Dutta, among others. Created by National Award-winning filmmaker Neeraj Pandey, the show is all set to return with a prequel, titled Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story. The mini-series will tell the origin story of how superspy Himmat Singh became the legendary R&AW officer that we came to love in season one.
When and where to watch Special Ops 1.5?
The Special Ops 1.5 release date was announced by Menon through his social media handle on the occasion of Diwali by writing, ”A salute to all those heroes who are Never Off Duty! Let’s appreciate them all this Diwali! #HotstarSpecials #SpecialOps 1.5. All episodes streaming from Nov 12th only on @disneyplushotstar” The second season of the series will follow the route of the first season by releasing on Disney Plus Hotstar on November 12 as a part of the global event by the streamer called Disney+ day.
The last season opened with an inquiry on Himmat Singh for misappropriation of funds. It’s during the audit that we get to know about Singh’s 19-year-long manhunt for an elusive terrorist named Ikhlaq Khan, the fictional mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack. While five terrorists were captured by the officers, Khan escaped. Haunted by this unresolved case, he puts together a team of five secret agents–Farooq (Karan Tacker), Ruhani (Meher Vij), Bala (Vipul Gupta), Juhi (Saiyami Kher), Avinash (Muzzamil Ibrahim), with the sole aim to nab Ikhlaq Khan.
Characters of Special Ops 1.5
Special Ops 1.5 will focus completely on Himmat Singh, just like the first season. Even when he remained out of the action, he was pulling the strings from behind the scenes, communicating with his team through his earpiece. Following his commands obediently were his five agents — Farooq, the street-smart charmer; Ruhani, the housewife; Juhi, the globe-trotter; Avinash, the master sniper and Bala, the chef.
Abbas Sheikh (Vinay Pathak), appeared as Himmat’s foot-soldier. Gautami Kapoor as Mrs. Himmat Singh helped her husband stay sane, while Sana Khan played Farooq’s love interest, Sonia. Tiger Zinda Hai actor Sajjad Delafrooz played the innocent-looking antagonist, who carried out deadly missions without a blink of an eye.