Verdict: Critics have given Positive Reviews to Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story TV Web Series Starring Kay Kay Menon, Aftab Shivdasani, Adil Khan, Gautami Kapoor, Parmeet Sethi.
Special Ops 1.5 Reviews
Ratings: 6.24/10

Score: 72%
Reviews Counted: 25
: 18 | : 7

Read Bollywood Hindi Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story Reviews.
Creator: Neeraj Pandey
Director: Neeraj Pandey, Shivam Nair
Producer: Shital Bhatia
Writer: Neeraj Pandey, Deepak Kingrani, Benazir Ali Fida
Genre: Action, Espionage, Thriller
Release Date: 12 November 2021 (on Disney+ Hotstar)

Archika Khurana | Times of India: 3/5 | 6/10
Kay Kay Menon is the saving grace of this enterprise. He is seen wading his way through the dark alleys of politics, red-tapism and honey-trapping in this installment, which makes the show worth watching ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: - | 4/10
This sequel or prequel or whatever it wants to call itself is never as interesting as its protagonist, Kay Kay Menon’s Himmat Singh, as it falls tiredly into expected traps at every step ... Full Review

IANS | The New Indian Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A complex yet not intense tale that unravels organically ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5 | 6/10
Taut And Gripping With Kay Kay Menon In Fine Fettle ... Full Review

Shubham Kulkarni | Koimoi: 4/5 | 8/10
Neeraj Pandey is a well-aware creator and knows the formula to grab the audience. With Special Ops 1.5 he proves the show he created was a one-trick pony, but a well-layered universe that has the capability to branch out into several storylines. Kay Kay Menon adds panache to Pandey’s source material and makes it gold ... Full Review

Manik Sharma | FirstPost: - | 6/10
Kay Kay Menon's towering portrayal of Himmat Singh dwarfs all signs of mediocrity around. It is understandable that Special Ops 1.5 is a detour to make Himmat Singh more personable, instead of the maverick he was shown in the first season, but the story is too disjointed to pull this narrative heist off ... Full Review

Utkarsh Mishra | Rediff: 3.5/5 | 7/10
In conclusion, it can be said that the first episode of Season 2 is more interesting than its predecessor ... Full Review

Udita Jhunjhunwala | Scroll: - | 6/10
Solid performances and an intense Kay Kay Menon ... Full Review

Filmi Beat: 3.5/5 | 7/10
While the end seems rushed, any longer than four episodes, the plot would have not stayed together. Overall, Kay Kay Menon is the driving force of Special Ops 1.5, but the makers are getting better with each story ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 2.5/5 | 5/10
A lean, if inessential, prequel story. Kay Kay Menon returns as Himmat Singh in this slight, over-too-soon origin saga ... Full Review

Filmy Hype: 4/5 | 8/10
KK Menon’s performance is superb. The magic of his brilliant eyes and dialogue delivery does not diminish in any scene ... Full Review

Binged: - | 5/10
Kay Kay Menon Redeems An Unremarkable Follow-Up ... Full Review

Jagran: 3/5 | 6/10
स्पेशल ऑप्स 1.5- द हिम्मत स्टोरी कसी हुई सीरीज है, जिसमें दर्शकों को कई रोमांचकारी पर मिलते हैं और सीरीज देखने की भूख बनी रहती है। ... Full Review

Pankaj Shukla | Amar Ujala: 2/5 | 4/10
हिम्मत सिंह की क्षेपक कथा में कमाल बस के के मेनन का, डेढ़ पर अटक गई कहानी ... Full Review

Ravi Bule | ABP Live: 4/5 | 8/10
हिम्मत सिंह की बहादुरी से जो परिचित हैं, उन्हें यह सीजन इस रॉ अधिकारी की बैक स्टोरी से रू-ब-रू कराएगा. इमोशन और ऐक्शन की इस कहानी में थ्रिल है. केके मेनन का अंदाज दिल को छूने वाला है ... Full Review

INext Live: 3/5 | 6/10
कहानी बिल्कुल खींची नहीं गई है। निर्देशन, नैरेटिव में काफी नयापन है। वन लाइनर जैसे कॉप फिल्मों में होना चाहिए, वैसे ही हैं। नीरज पांडे रोमांच बरकरार रखने में माहिर हैं। ... Full Review

Cine Blitz: - | 4/10
Origin story is not as spectacular as the legend ... Full Review

Times Now Hindi: 4/5 | 8/10
रॉ एजेंट बनकर छाप छोड़ गए केके मेनन, हिम्‍मत सिंह की कहानी है दमदार ... Full Review

Lehren: 2/5 | 4/10
Prequel Regression. It may have its moments. But to put it simply, 1.5 is rather pointless. Couldn’t we just move on to a full-fledged and racy Season 2? ... Full Review

OTT Play: 4.5/5 | 9/10
A perfect espionage show with a pinch of humour and emotion. Neeraj Pandey and his team take their second series in the franchise up a notch ... Full Review

Bollywood Bubble: 3.5/5 | 7/10
It is fluid, engaging and impactful. Kay Kay Menon yet again proves why he is perhaps one of the best talents we have. The vulnerability and strength he brings to Himmat is top notch ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Special Ops 1.5 may seem as a slightly unpolished gem in Neeraj Pandey's sterling repertoire, but it's a gem nevertheless, worthy of every minute of your time for its sharp plot, engrossing and exhilarating setup, how everything is deftly linked to the first Special Ops, and Kay Kay Menon's tour de force performance ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Neeraj Pandey & co. don’t justify Himmat Singh’s aura in this half baked series ... Full Review

Peeping Moon: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Kay Kay Menon and Aftab Shivdasani deliver a thrilling espionage drama with a compelling origin story of the protagonist ... Full Review

Latestly: 3/5 | 6/10
If you are a fan of Special Ops, Himmat Singh's origin story won't disappoint you. Decent in its making and benefiting from a solid performance from its lead star, this spinoff 4-episode series thrills enough to make you wonder where Himmat will go next ... Full Review