Mumbai: This year has been great for content on OTT platforms. But it has been exceptionally brilliant for Friday Storytellers, the television production wing of Friday Filmworks, headed by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia. Their series, Special Ops 1.5 and Secrets Of Sinauli have come out with flying colours on IMDb’s rating chart, making it the only production house with one of the highest rated IMDb across all formats, including films. While Special Ops 1.5, directed by Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair scored a whopping 8.5 rating, Secrets of Sinauli, the much talked about documentary hosted by Manoj Bajpayee and produced by Shital Bhatia and Neeraj Pandey under their banner, Friday Storytellers, bagged a 9.2 on IMDb ratings. That is quite a feat for any production company to have two of their shows with such high rating in the same year! Speaks volumes about the vision and standards the filmmakers aim for. Their earlier films like A Wednesday, Special 26, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Baby and others have not just been loved and applauded by the audiences and critics but also witnessed high ratings on IMDb’s report card.
Speaking of the highly rated web-series, the Special Ops Universe was one-of-a-kind concept introduced by Friday Storytellers for the first time in India. And no doubt that this unique format turned out to be a rather successful one with the show attaining never seen before success on an OTT platform. While Secrets of Sinauli won great accolades from the critics as well as the viewers for its in-depth research and the way a historical truth was revealed to the audiences.
With the success and popularity these shows have garnered, the audiences can’t wait to watch their upcoming seasons, Special Ops season 2 and the next documentary which is reported to be in the making. Apart from this, there are many other noteworthy series and films lined by Friday Filmworks in the coming year.