Boss: Baap of Special Services Indian Web Series Review (2019)

BOSS: Baap of Special Services is a 2019 Hindi action, drama, mystery, romance, and thriller web series. The series stars Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge.

The series was created by Filmy Paltan and developed by Ekta Kapoor. It is written by Ghalib Asad Bhopali and was directed by Ankush Bhatt It was produced by Filmy Paltan and ALTBalaji, which is led by Ankush Bhatt, Ashish Kapoor and Ankur Ghai. The series also stars Ayaz Khan, Dalljiet Kaur, Gaurav Gera, Kanika Maheshwari, Sonali Raut, Karol Zine, Anveshi Jain, and Tarun Mahilani in key roles. It is available for streaming on ALTBalaji and its associated websites.

Plot

Story revolves In Shimla, the crime rate suddenly rises unexpected and the local doesn’t co-operate with the Police. The Police Chief of Shimla appoint a Special Task Force a team of five officers to control the crimes in the city. A specialist Officer was joined in the team from Delhi. A con-man changes his identity and join the Special Task Force to find out his kidnapped daughter and the identity of balloon man. The series is based in Shimla’s where an con-man inspector/detective Sudhir Kohli aka Keshav Pandit (played by Karan Singh Grover) who changes his identity to joins Shimla’s Task Force to lead the team with ACP Sakshi Ranjan (played by Sagarika Ghatge) in solving criminal cases which make him the Boss – BAAP of Special Services because of his unique style. Detective Kohli is very smart person he makes everyone fool and fight criminals and solve those cases which leads to his ballon man who kidnapped her daughter. So slowly-slowly he gets to location of criminal and finds out that criminal is from police who is senior of Kohli and also most important Kohli is fake inspector. He kidnapped real Kohli to save her daughter from ballon man and his real name is Keshav Pandit. Later after knowing his suitiation real Sudhir also helps Keshav and in last Keshav and ACP Sakshi caught his senior and arrest him. And in last Keshav takes her daughter in police bus without knowing Sakshi and in the end she says in Indian language ( maan nah padega yeah toh sabka Boss hai). In English it means she says he is Boss of everyone. And that’s how story ends.

My Personal Believes

Skip Karan Singh Grover’s mandatory sex scenes in every single episode of BOSS: Baap of Special Services and the web series — heavily inspired by Crime Patrol as it is — is still watchable. The unlikely pair of righteous cop Sagarika Ghatge and conman Karan go about solving a crime in every new episode. With limited thrill involved, Karan’s MO of getting vital information by sleeping with almost every female character in sight makes you cringe.

If you can fight off the urge to switch it off every time he starts taking his clothes off, you would want to stay with BOSS till the entirety of its 10-episode run. What keeps you hooked? The mystery involved with his character and the back story. However, it is at the very end when the show pays dividend.

The first episode begins with a clumsy bank robbery with one of the most inept masterminds we have seen recently, and Karan swiftly puts a stop to it with his kicks and punches. Fortunately, for the viewer, it gets better from there.

As the show progresses and Karan and Sagarika are shown solving one murder case after another, you are overcome with a desire to binge watch Crime Patrol instead. The show has almost a superhuman faith in Karan’s sex appeal and too little in theright treatment of the subject.

The treatment of the subject turns out to be a mess as its neither humorous enough to make you laugh nor romantic enough to connect with you. The thrill — something that is de rigueur for a crime show — is absolutely missing.

Karan perfectly syncs into the character of a depraved cop-conman and has no hesitation in getting cosy with a new hottie in each episode. Sagarika is fine as a no-nonsense cop, but her character pales in comparison. In fact, Karan’s character emerges to be so strong that it appears to be the only hero on the scene – in fact a superhero. The fantastic climax is impressive but only if the viewer manages to brave the mediocre drama till the end. Had the makers not tried to make it humourous, it could be a different ball game, a better one maybe.

Karan takes the centre-stage in a special task force deployed in Shimla to control crime. From never reaching the crime scene on time to sleeping with everyone in sight, Karan’s Inspector Sudheer Kohli is everything a cop shouldn’t be. His behaviour doesn’t win him any brownie points with his team lead – Sagarika’s ACP Saakshi Ranjan — but his success rate and the ability to get inside the criminal’s mind keep him in the team.

So, what keeps a character like Sudheer Kohli going? The fact that he is not a cop but a conman who joined the force under an assumed identity to search for his kidnapped daughter. While the show fails as a procedural, the story of Sudheer and his compulsions keep BOSS moving as a show.

BOSS Baap of Special Services Web Series Leaked Online to Download by Tamilrockers:- Cast | Crew | Release Date | Trailer | Budget | Box Office Collection

Conclusion

Here, besides the sexual overtures, writers have taken creative library by also letting Keshav repeatedly break the chain of command (investigation on his own). Had any real khaki guy done the same, he would have got the boot.

The entire story has been crafted to make Karan look like a super smart dude. Yes, he does justice to the written material, and the womanizing part also goes well with his casanova image. One different angle we liked was his bonding with his small daughter. Age is catching up with Karan and it is good to see that he is playing mature roles.

He is also shown to be a ruthless killer and that leaves you with the moral question whether it is right to show crime paying off. Maybe, in an attempt to balance the above negativity, he is also given a moral compass (letting someone who was forced by circumstances to commit murder get away).

The story also brings into sharp focus the issue of cop rivalries, and how slipshod investigations often lead to culprits walking free.

Sagarika is doing a good job as the no-nonsense cop. Interestingly, she has no bold scenes, which normally is the norm with most web leads.

s sex the easiest route to attract attention on the web? Well, this seems to be the main takeaway from most ALTBalaji shows. Boss Baap of Special Service (produced and directed by Ankush Bhatt) is no better.

Daljit Kaur has a small but significant role towards the fag end. She is ably supported by Mahesh Thakur and Pravina Deshpande who plays her mother.

We expected much more from Gaurav Gera, but he was hardly there. Ditto wih Ayaz and Tarun, who were there just to add more punches to Keshav’s below the belt cracks (jokes about sexual position). Mazhar Sayed was good in his small role. We liked the way he portrayed the cold calculating jilted husband.

Director Ankush has done a good job of fusing the above sex requirement with crafting an edgy thriller towards the climax.

One good thing was that unlike many web series, which normally end the first season incomplete, hoping for season 2, here the first season has a clear end with a possible chance of a sequel if numbers come. Also, here the lovemaking sequences were not explicit and there was no nudity.

We liked the crime-solving abilities (putting tracking chip in the bag) shown and it made for a good whodunit, but too much emphasis on sexual elements at first was a dampener. The problem with India is that unlike the west where sex blends with the narrative, here it seems forced.

There is a scene where Keshav passes a double meaning dig at a judge. Agreed, he wanted to be sent to the slammer, but it seemed coarse. And we don’t think that you can get away with such rank contempt by merely paying a fine.

The Shimla outdoors gave visual beauty.

In closing, if the makers wanted to copy the James Bond template (as they claim), they should have used more gizmos and better stunts. Merely copying the doing part is not good enough.

The setting is Shimla, where you have the police commissioner (Mahesh Shetty) putting together a crack unit of cops to deal with rising crime in the city. Enter Sakshi (Sagarika Ghatge), along with Asif (Ayaz Khan) and Johnny (Tarun Mahiliani). They are soon joined by conman Keshav (Karan Singh Grover), who takes the identity of a cop to join the above team.

Karan was introduced busting a bank heist which he and his associate, Jignesh (Gaurav Gera) were simultaneously trying to loot electronically.

In Shimla, Keshav is always a step ahead of Sakshi and co, and helps solve cases that mostly involve a sex angle (mms, gay relationship, etc.). He just can’t keep his pants up and ends up bedding just about any and every gal (they too are more than willing), but he can’t get to first base with Sakshi though he tries his best. How come she does not get him fired for sexual misconduct with a senior The first five episodes are full of lovemaking scenes and sexist and below the belt jokes. The story and drama (child kidnapping) only picks up from the sixth episode. Keshav has come for a purpose for which he is ready to do what it takes

BOSS Baap of Special Services Web Series Leaked Online to Download by Tamilrockers:- Cast | Crew | Release Date | Trailer | Budget | Box Office Collection
GenreAction
Created byFilmy Paltan
Developed byEkta Kapoor
Written byGhalib Asad Bhopali
Directed byAnkush Bhatt
Creative director(s)Ashish Kapoor
Ankush Bhatt
Baljit Singh Chaddha
StarringKaran Singh Grover
Sagarika Ghatge
Theme music composerPalash Muchhal
Opening themeBoss – Title Track
Ending themeO Ri Chiraiya
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Aakaash Berry
Mayur Shah
Producer(s)Ankush Bhatt
Ashish Kapoor
Ankur Ghai (ALTBalaji)
Production location(s)Mumbai, India
Editor(s)Vikas Sharma
Sunil Bhattarai
Peter Gundra
Preshma Bagahar
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21-35 minutes
Production company(s)Filmy Paltan
DistributorALT Digital Entertainment Ltd.
Release
Original networkALT Balaji
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original release 2 August 2019
External links
Website
Production website
BOSS Baap of Special Services Web Series Leaked Online to Download by Tamilrockers:- Cast | Crew | Release Date | Trailer | Budget | Box Office Collection

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