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365Telugu.Com, Online News, Mumbai, 28th February 2020: 19 years. 12 Countries. 6 Agents. 1 Mastermind. Hotstar Specials, along with Friday Storytellers, is set to launch the biggest spy action thriller of 2020. This fast-paced 8-episode series is based on the role of Indian intelligence in a series of real terror attacks that India faced over the last 19 years. Starting with the 2001 attack on Indian Parliament, the show goes back
and forth in time covering several other events including 26/11, Kashmir terror attacks amongst
others; and the chase for the single mastermind behind these attacks – making it the longest
manhunt in Indian Intelligence for India’s deadliest enemy.
The show has been written by Neeraj Pandey, Deepak Kingrani and Benazir Ali Fida; all of whom
have spent years carefully researching the ways of Indian intelligence. Every aspect of the show has
been conceptualized and created to deliver a high-quality thrilling experience. Keeping with the
scale, it has been shot across numerous international locales including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Jordan
and India.


Hotstar Specials presents Special Ops features an ensemble cast including acclaimed actor Kay Kay
Menon along with the powerhouse talents such as Karan Tacker, Saiyami Kher, Divya Dutta, Vinay
Pathak, Muzammil Ibrahim, Meher Vij, Vipul Gupta, Sajjad Delafrooz, Parmeet Sethi, Gautami
Kapoor, Sana Khaan, Sharad Kelkar, KP Mukherjee and many others.Hotstar Specials presents Specials Ops is slated to release on 17 th March 2020 in seven languages on Hotstar VIP. Neeraj Pandey who has created the show added, “Special Ops is a story I thought of many years ago – it’s a big idea that required a lot of patience and research to pursue and develop. With newer and exciting formats of storytelling gaining prominence, we were able to build a fabulous team to create this larger than life story that strings together many real events from the past two decades. For the first time in the history of Indian entertainment, the 2001 Indian Parliament Attack has
been recreated on celluloid. That’s just one of the many big moments from the show.”

Actor Kay Kay Menon said, “Hotstar Specials presents Special Ops offers a very unique perspective to
the role of Indian intelligence. Undercover agents are the true unsung heroes of our time. On the face
of it they appear just like you and me – leading a normal life and perfectly blending in the crowd –
but they are constantly on duty, protecting and serving the nation from any threats. Special Ops tries
to bring forth the lives of these agents that try to capture the mastermind behind several unfortunate
attacks.”

Actor Divya Dutta said, “Specials is about the longest manhunt against India’s biggest enemy – terror
itself. The dynamics of the series, the treatment, sharp writing and a fast-paced storyline promises to
make it an edge-of-seat series that’s never been seen on Indian screens. Even with a massive
ensemble cast, every character in Special Ops is nuanced, intricate and well thought out. The way the
story moves back and forth in time, while capturing real emotions is what adds to the grit of the
show.”

Synopsis
The world of Special Ops takes us through a journey of Himmat Singh a R&AW Agent. Very soon in
his career he draws up an analogy about the several terrorist attacks that have been occurring in the
country. Based on some proof and actual study of various attacks and their modes operandi, he is
convinced that a man named Ikhlaq is the real mastermind behind all the terror attacks. Himmat
deploys a team of remarkably skilled agents – Farooq, Ruhani, Juhi, Bala & Avinash – as his task
force. Disguised and living in different parts of the world, the team’s sole objective is to get one step
closer to the mastermind.Will the Special Ops team be able to save India from its biggest enemy? Catch the trailer here Watch Hotstar Specials presents Special Ops, starting 17 th March 2020 only on Hotstar VIP

Hotstar, India’s largest premium streaming platform, has changed the way Indians watch their entertainment, from their favourite TV shows and movies, to sporting extravaganzas. With the widest range of content in India, Hotstar offers more
than 100,000 hours of TV shows and movies in 8 languages, regional and national news, and coverage of every major global sporting event, including the IPL.

Launched in early 2015, Hotstar’s mobile app has notched 400 Mn+ downloads, making it one of the most in-demand apps in India. Hotstar has secured top spots on the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store and has consistently. featured among the top-ranked apps on both platforms since its launch. The app’s success reflects its highly evolved video streaming technology as well as the quality of experience across devices and platforms.