Saturday, July 4, 2020

SPECIAL OPS – HOTSTAR

Roller Coaster Ride...

 

  • Released Month: March 2020.
  • No of Seasons: 1
  • No of Episodes: 8
  • Runtime: 50mins per Episode
  • Who to watch: 15+
  • Genre: Action, Thriller

PLOT

The story through the eyes of Himmat Singh of Research and Analysis wing is based on the inspiration was taken from Nineteen Years of nationally significant events, several espionage missions were undertaken by India in the last two decades.

Opening scene, Himmat Singh portrayed by Kay Kay Menon known for Baby, Ghazi Attack is waiting to be called for an internal audit by R&AW. During the wait time, he was taking calls and saying Kill him, Leave him which makes us think who he is. He was interrogated on the case of spending twenty eight crore worth of government funds in the last eleven years.

As a part of the interrogation, he was telling about the 2001 parliament attack by five terrorists under the supervision of sixth terrorist Ikhlaq khan who was escaped later. For the process of catching him, he has placed five asserts in five countries where Ikhlaq Khan has business and the funds were utilized for their needs and he refused to reveal their identities. The story is how Ikhlaq was being found and captured is the plot.

Story was happening in 2019, Himmat is narrating the story of his part in the nineteen years of the national significant events and espionage missions were undertaken by India with thrilling events and action-packed. The reveal of the perpetrator was unexpected and great.

From Episode 1 to Episode 8, as a spectator we will not get bored, the entire screenplay has engrossed our attention towards the screen. It is an entertainment pack consists of action-packed scenes, thrilling elements, humor, nail-biting moments, and family drama. I and my wife started yesterday night and finished five episodes in a single sitting, that much interesting and intriguing.

The screenplay of the final seventh and eighth episode was top-notch, it has embraced the thrilling moments and was spellbinding. The characters are appropriate and do their part splendid. The background score has patronized the screenplay to give more addictive topped. The cinematography has absorbed all our attention in showing various countries and color-coding on the environment, dresses, etc..

The writer Neeraj Pandey who is known for “A Wednesday”, “MS Dhoni”, “Special 26” movies have given a wonderful action-packed thriller. The portrayal of Himmat Singh - Kay Kay Menon has stood like a forte in his acting. His sneer expressions and humor were awesome, actually made his screen presence wonderful.

On a credit note, as respect towards all the officials who are working hard for Indians as Indians out there on the border or out from our house, a Big salute…

Overall, One hell of roller coaster ride for India by Indians.

 

My VR Critique Rating: 9.5/10

  • Plot: 10/10
  • Screenplay: 10/10
  • Cinematography: 10/10
  • Casting & Acting: 9/10
  • Background Score: 8.5/10

Likes and Dislikes

  • I really liked the plot of the movie, they have taken an occurred incident and made an improvisation changed to a proper plot which was much appreciated.
  • The screenplay is the hero of the series, which was handled very cleverly.
  • Cinematography is awesome, can able to visualize how much hard work was invested towards it.
  • Acting and cast selection was factual and realistic especially the Himmat Singh role.
  • The background score has very well supported the screenplay and I thought it should be better.

 

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