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Special Ops 1.5 most-watched show on launch day on Disney+ Hotstar

The series is a prequel exploring the early years of Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon)

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Published: 15th November 2021

Special Ops 1.5 has become the most-watched show on launch day on Disney+ Hotstar, the makers said in a press note.

The series, starring Kay Kay Menon and directed by Neeraj Pandey, has broken the highest first-day viewership record on the platform on November 12.

"We are thrilled with the appreciation received for our show Special Ops’ new season," said Gaurav Banerjee, President & Head Content, Disney+ Hotstar.  "The show’s launch day success is a testament to the team’s continued perseverance and commitment to telling stories that are path-breaking and rise above the convention. Special Ops is a franchise that’s seeping into popular culture in India with the latest season being a bigger hit than the first one."

ALSO READ | Special Ops 1.5 Series Review: A lean, if inessential, prequel story

A prequel series, Special Ops 1.5 explores the early years of R&AW analyst Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon). The season also features Aftab Shivadasani in a key role.

On IMDb, the show has scored a rating of 9.4. It has a 4.9/5 rating on Google.

Delighted with the reception, Kay Kay Menon said, “To see your hard work and a role that is so close to you, trend at number 1 to become the most-watched show on a launch day is a magical feeling. Himmat Singh’s story was one that was waiting to be told. It is an honour for me and the team who have spent endless nights trying to perfect the narrative to see it be embraced by the audience with such open arms.”

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