Read the Special OPS HotStar Web Series Reviews Starring Kay Kay Menon, Revathi Pillai, Karan Tacker, Vipul Gupta, Muzammil Ibrahim, Sana Khan, Meher Vij.
Special OPS Reviews
Ratings: 5.79/10

Reviews Counted: 27
Score: 56%
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Indian Hindi HotStar Specials TV Web Series Special OPS Reviews and Ratings from Top Critics.
Created By: Neeraj Pandey
Director: Neeraj Pandey, Shivam Nair
Producer: Shital Bhatia
Writer: Neeraj Pandey, Deepak Kingrani, Benazir Ali Fida
Genre: Espionage Thriller
Release Date: 17 March 2020

Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times: 3/5
Neeraj Pandey and Kay Kay Menon deliver the first Hostar original series almost worth the self-isolation. The best spies always are, and Menon’s central performance certainly has an air of mystery about it ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2/5
Kay Kay Menon is the saving grace of this rambling enterprise. But aren’t we done with this whole Islamophobia as a story arc? ... Full Review

Avinash Ramachandran | The New Indian Express: 3/5
Kay Kay Menon fronts an engaging but overlong search. Despite the supporting cast being underwritten, a few setbacks in the pacing, and the oh-so-convenient twists, the show gets a lot right ... Full Review

Srivathsan Nadadhur | Binged: 2.75/5
Partly Dull, Mostly Watchable Actioner ... Full Review

Akhil Arora | NDTV: 2/5
Neeraj Pandey’s Hotstar Series Fails to Meet Even Low Expectations. It's somewhat poetic, that just like its botched, half-baked rollout of Disney+, Hotstar is also capable of bungling a straightforward action thriller. Can it do anything right? ... Full Review

Shubham Kulkarni | Koimoi: 4/5
Watch this Neeraj Pandey's show for the love of the genre. It is thrilling, exciting, and intriguing all at the same time ... Full Review

Sreehari Nair | Rediff: 1.5/5
I have always thought spy and superhero films campy and as when watching those films, I was laughing through the self-seriousness exhibited in Special Ops ... Full Review

Pratishruti Ganguly | FirstPost: 2/5
Neeraj Pandey's meandering spy thriller lacks the thrill and emotional heft of his earlier work ... Full Review

Divyanshi Sharma | India Today: 2.5/5
An overly-stretched espionage thriller. Kay Kay Menon delivers yet another fine performance in Special Ops ... Full Review

Udita Jhunjhunwala | Scroll: 2.5/5
Shorter introductions for every asset managed by Himmat, his family life, and the parodying of investigating officers might have helped maintain intrigue and engagement. That would have been preferable to a series about a 19-year chase that takes forever to get to the point ... Full Review

Krishna Raj | Medium: 4/5
Neeraj Pandey’s love for the genre makes this thriller a must watch. It is intriguing, exciting and worth a binge watch during this quarantine period ... Full Review

IANS | ABP Live: 2.5/5
The problem with "Special Ops" is that despite its smart mix of fact and fiction, there is an element of familiarity about the whole project ... Full Review

Prabal Sharma | The Envoy Web: 3.5/5
It is definitely worth it and will not disappoint. You may not be able to binge it in one go due to its slow pace but eventually Special OPS does pay off with its latter episodes and conclusion ... Full Review

Prathyush Parasuraman | Film Companion: 3/5
This is not to say that the series does not work. It does. It has its political moments too, however subtle, throwing digs at Demonetization, and not valorizing any political party, which, let’s be honest, itself is a political act these days ... Full Review

Manasi Rawalgaonkar | Book My Show: 2.5/5
Tedious and Predictable. Too many plots spoil the drama ... Full Review

Shivani Kapoor | Scoop Whoop: 3/5
Slow-Burning Espionage Thriller Never Loses The Plot ... Full Review

Jagran: 3/5
अंत में बात है कि हॉटस्टार की यह सीरीज़ कम से कम एक बार तो देखने लायक है। इसी ख़ास बात है कि जब आप इसे देखने बैठेंगे, ख़त्म करके ही उठेंगे। यह एक अच्छी वेब सीरीज़ है, लेकिन नेटफ्लिक्स की 'द स्पाई' तक के लेवल तक नहीं पहुंच पाती है। ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | Masala: 2.5/5
Though the plot is action-heavy, none of the thrills are exceedingly thrilling. Heart-in-the-mouth is not a description that fits this project ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 3.5/5
A Thrillingly Instigating Drama. Purely designed for masses, SPECIAL OP is an engaging thrilling drama that comes with an interestingly instigating twist ... Full Review

Shraddha Raut | Webfare: 3/5
Special Ops delivers on its promise of being the grand action thriller, but that same quality also ends up becoming its downside ... Full Review

9 Scroob: 3/5
KK Menon has done amazing acting in terms of acting. Seeing the enemies of the country, how a RAW agent stops talking to her daughter about her boyfriend, is worth seeing ... Full Review

The Filmy Judge: 3/5
Special Ops is built with plenty of flaws but still is an engaging show and might be the first Hotstar special which is actually somehow good and hasn’t copied its central theme from an American/British show ... Full Review

Pakaoo: 4.5/5
A must-watch web series, layered with intrigue, suspense, and tension. Kay Kay Menon slays it, as Himmat Singh ... Full Review

Russel D'Silva | Bollywood Life: 4/5
For all intents and purposes, Special Ops is the next big thing on the Indian digital circuit. The show is excellently researched, mixing fact with fiction, leading to a truly addictive watch ... Full Review

Tanmayi Savadi | Peeping Moon: 3.5/5
Taking over 6 hours to come to a conclusion becomes a little tedious after a certain point for the viewer. Despite all the thrills, the editing should have been tighter and duration shorter ... Full Review

Sharan Sanil | Mens XP: 2.5/5
Neeraj Pandey's 'Special-Ops' Wows With Kay Kay Menon & Big-Budget Thrills But Isn't Too Special ... Full Review

William Derringer | The Union Journal: 2/5
Neeraj Pandey’s Hotstar Series Fails to Meet Even Low Expectations ... Full Review