Friday Storytellers founded by Bollywood director Neeraj Pandey and producer Shital Bhatia is
a digital content wing of Friday Filmworks where we develop and produce content for digital
distribution across top OTT platforms. We choose to produce content that breaks through the
plateau of creative execution and quality of production, Our first major digital release,
Special Ops was aired on Disney+ Hotstar on 17th March 2020 and went on to become the
Biggest Digital Show in India.
At Friday Storytellers we are driven by the vision of telling stories that are gripping,
thrilling, entertaining, and deliver value to every stakeholder. Our approach is to find
stories that leverage the creative freedom given by the medium and create our own IPs as
well as collaborate for commissioning. Making every production a masterpiece, we promise to
captivate audiences through their beloved personal screens.
Neeraj Pandey is a renowned Bollywood film director-writer. He co-founded 'Friday
Filmworks' a top film production house in India. Neeraj Pandey's work is critically
recognized which includes top audience favorite movies like 'A Wednesday', 'Special
26', 'Baby, M.S. Dhoni- An Untold Story', 'Aiyaary' and many more, all of which are
a testament to his directorial genius setting a benchmark in the industry. He's won
a National award, two Screen Awards, and IIFA awards making him one of India’s most
value-driven film directors. At Friday Storytellers he aims to push creative
boundaries and create delightful experiences for the digital audience.
Shital Bhatia is a veteran film producer and co-founder of 'Friday
Filmworks'. He’s taken care of all the projects, starting from 'A Wednesday',
'Special 26', 'Baby', 'Taryanche Bait', 'The Royal Bengal Tiger', 'Total Siyapaa',
'Rustom', 'M. S. Dhoni – The Untold Story', 'Saat Uchakkey' and 'Missing'.
At Friday Storytellers he is the left side brain of the company responsible for all
key production and business decisions. He aims to take Friday Storytellers on the
epitome of commercial success by investing in stories with the potential to move
Shital Bhatia is a veteran film producer and co-founder of
'Friday Filmworks'. He’s taken care of all the projects, starting from 'A
Wednesday', 'Special 26', 'Baby', 'Taryanche Bait', 'The Royal Bengal Tiger',
'Total Siyapaa', 'Rustom', 'M. S. Dhoni – The Untold Story', 'Saat Uchakkey' and
At Friday Storytellers he is the left side brain of the company
responsible for all key production and business decisions. He aims to take
Friday Storytellers on the epitome of commercial success by investing in stories
with the potential to move millions.
Based on the book 'A Ticket To Syria', The Freelancer- a mercenary,
takes the daunting task of rescuing Aliya, a newly married girl trapped in a war-torn
Syria against the backdrop of growing ISIS terrorism.
As a righteous police officer pursues a merciless criminal in Bihar, he
finds himself navigating a deadly chase and a moral battle mired in corruption.
The stories of multiple rulers and their insatiable desire for the
Koh-i-noor which led to significant and very bloody wars, triggered agonising mind
games, and empowered rulers and ruined dynasties whilst exploring stories of powerful
emperors whose lives intertwined with the diamond in unfathomable ways.
Bandon Mein Tha Dum is a documentary series that follows the
Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series of 2020-21. It resulted in India stunningly defeating
Australia at their home turf of Gabba, where they hadn't lost a test match in 32 years.
Operation Romeo is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language romantic thriller film
and is an official remake of the 2019 Malayalam film - Ishq Not A Love Story. The film
features the fears and stresses that youthful couples all over the nation experience
because of the danger presented by moral policing.
A prequel to ‘Special OPS’ chronicling the life and trials of a young
RAW agent Himmat Singh and the events which made him the most undisputed spy in the
Indian intelligence. The standalone chapter of ‘Himmat Singh’ opens after the 2001
parliament attack featured in 'Special OPS' that was released on Disney+ Hotstar in
Unveiling 'Secrets of Sinauli: Discovery of the Century', an
archaeological odyssey in India's newly unearthed past. Coming soon!
Neeraj Pandey's 'Special OPS' is about chief R&AW analyst Himmat Singh
and his 19-year manhunt of the mastermind behind the most devastating terrorist attacks
'Special OPS' takes us into the world of espionage with 5 agents on duty spread across
countries. 'Special OPS' is a spectacular odyssey that is streaming on Hotstar VIP.
Cast of Special Ops
Kay Kay Menon
K P Mukherjee
Special Ops 1.5 | Created by Neeraj Pandey | Shital Bhatia
| Shivam Nair | Disney+ Hotstar