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BOSS
Boss – Baap of Special Services.jpg
First look poster
Also known asBOSS: Baap of Special Services
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 (2019-08-02)
External links
Website
Production website

BOSS: Baap of Special Services[1] is a 2019 Hindi action, drama, mystery, romance, and thriller web series.[2] The series stars Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge.[3][4]

The series was created by Filmy Paltan and developed by Ekta Kapoor.[5] It is written by Ghalib Asad Bhopali and was directed by Ankush Bhatt[6] It was produced by Filmy Paltan and ALTBalaji, which is led by Ankush Bhatt, Ashish Kapoor and Ankur Ghai.[7] The series also stars Ayaz Khan, Dalljiet Kaur, Gaurav Gera, Kanika Maheshwari, Sonali Raut, Karol Zine, Anveshi Jain, and Tarun Mahilani in key roles.[8] It is available for streaming on ALTBalaji and its associated websites.[9]

Premise[edit]

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 peculiar style.

Synopsis[edit]

In Shimla, the crime rate suddenly rises beyond 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.

Cast[edit]

  • Karan Singh Grover as Carbon Sudhir Kohli aka The #BOSS Keshav Khatri
  • Sagarika Ghatge as ACP Sakshi Ranjan
  • Ayaz Khan as Inspector Asif Malik
  • Gaurav Gera as Jignesh, Keshav’s friend
  • Veer Aryan as Inspector Sudhir Kohli
  • Tarun Mahilani as Inspector Janardhan ‘Jonny’ Bisht
  • Aashi Mickey as Pari, Keshav’s daughter
  • Jignesh Joshi as Inspector Pandey
  • Opal Mehta as Shreya (chief's daughter)
  • Ashok Mehta as Mahitosh Negi
  • Asmmita Bakshi as Suhasini Iyer, Head of Police Cyber Cell
  • Mahesh Shetty as Rawat, Police Chief
  • Dalljiet Kaur as Devki, Chief's Wife
  • Pankaj Kalra as Gajandra Thakur
  • Sonali Raut as Pooja
  • Niyati Joshi as Lovely
  • Anveshi Jain as Megha
  • Gopi Singh as Jogi / Bhurelal
  • Sudhir Rathi as Chaudhry
  • Kanika Maheshwari as Safia
  • Mazher Sayyad as Zakir
  • Sunit Razdan as Lohiya
  • Arti Gupra as Pratyusha
  • Rishabh Jolly as Qureshi
  • Karol Zine as Komal
  • Rohit Gujjar as Aman Verma
  • Vijay Kumar as Harishankar
  • Amandeep Sohi as Devyani
  • Anisa Butt as Tanya
  • Atul Mathur as Safdar
  • Rashika Pradhan as Avantika
  • Naina Bahl as Ankita
  • Darpan Srivastava as Veedhnath
  • Nimesh Soni as Lallan
  • Ruchit Tahiliani as Kitty
  • Ankita Sahu as Shamita
  • Katie Iqbal as Tina
  • Micckie Dudaney as Arjun
  • Vinod Sharma as Mr.Mithani

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [10]
1"Behrupiya"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

The crime is rising increasingly in Shimla. The Chief of Police Force forms a special task force of five members to fight against crime. Inspector Sakshi Ranjan is set to lead this special force along with Inspector Sudhir Kohli, who is known for solve crime cases using his peculiar ways.


2"Blackmail"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

Kohli and Sakshi begin their investigation on a murder case in the beautiful hill station of Shimla. They unearth the complicated connection between all the victim a blackmailer and a painting costing around lakhs. The painter's husband came out to be the culprit.


3"Jaal"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

What looks like the death of an innocent new married man Aman Varma, turns out to be the member of sleazy desi porn network who search woman and then get married and after making clip leaves them. Kohli is onto the killer by employing his unusual means.


4"Badlaa"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

When a five-year-old body of a dead woman. The inadequacies of Shimla police department's come to light. Inspector Pandey did not investigate the case properly and shut the case in context of missing. As she ran away with her lover. While investigating the case, Kohli gets himself imprisoned to find out more about Ramakant Jha.


5"Mumbai Ka Thug"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

Kohli Recalls the series of events that changed his life a year ago. How he used to cheat people with his friends. Now, in Shimla, he finds a criminal connection to all that happened to him a year ago. He also learns the identity of the cop who inspected the car when his daughter went missing she was Sakshi. Lovely tells her about the incident what actually happened that night.


6"Ittefaq"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

To solve the latest crime in the town Sakshi must approach the case with absolute objectivity. This time she is dealing with an old acquaintance and her possible love interest who was the suspect of the murder case previously and was acquainted from the case and was not proved guilty.


7"Bandhe Haath"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

Kohli and Sakshi get kidnapped by a dangerous gang dealing in drugs as they move forward in the forest to investigate the case. They are notorious for murdering their victims. The entire police department fears this worst. But Sakshi and Kohli team up to fight this new crime.


8"Woh Kaun Thi"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

Sakshi wakes up in an unknown bedroom beside a dead man. She has vague memories of the series of events that brought her here. Kohli and Sakshi decide to keep this incident to themselves till they investigate. But it was not possible as Pandey arrived at the residence against a complaint of loud noise by the neighbours. Could Sakshi have murdered the man?


9"The Balloon Man"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

Sakshi learns that Sudhir Kohli is not a cop but an identity thief and a possible murderer. She proceeds to arrest him, but Keshav has a bigger motive behind his actions. But everyone wonders if real Sudhir Kohli is dead or alive? Meanwhile Kehsav has to release Sudhir Kohli due to the pressure of his landlord. And Sudhir Kohli sacrifices his life for Keshav so that he could save his daughter from the Balloon Man.


10"Season Finale The Balloon Man Finale"Ankush BhattGhalib Asad BhopaliAugust 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)

Lovely help Sakshi to find out more about Balloon Man by informing about her social media profile. Meanwhile Keshav investigate about Balloon Man at a candy shop with a clue he picked from the crime spot. Sakshi and Keshav solve the mystery of the Balloon Man. Everyone is shocked to learn the reason behind the multiple murders that he committed. They even manage to trace Pari: Though Keshav is thankful to Sakshi for all the help, she arrests him, nevertheless.


Soundtrack[edit]

BOSS: Baap of Special Services[11]
Soundtrack album by
Released2 August 2019
StudioPalash Studio
GenreWeb series soundtrack
LabelALT Entertainment
ProducerEkta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor

Track list

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."BOSS" (Title Track)Amit Mishra, Palash Muchhal 
2."O Ri Chiraiya" (Sad Duet)Gauri Mishra, Yasser Desai 

Production[edit]

The series was announced in the first week of March 2019 to be directed by Ankush Bhatt, starring Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge.[13]

The web series marks the fourth collaboration between Ekta Kapoor and Karan Singh Grover after Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi (2004) Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2005) and Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2019).[14] It also marks the third collaboration between Ankush Bhatt and Karan Singh Grover after 3 Dev and Firrkie.[15] It also marks the second collaboration between Karan Singh Grover and Ayaz Khan after Dill Mill Gayye (2007).[16]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography commenced in Shimla with the lead actors Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge, and they had been spotted shooting on Monday 18 March 2019.[17]

Director Ankush Bhatt announced the wrap up of the first schedule of "BOSS: Baap of Special Services" in Shimla using his Instagram post on 23 March 2019.[18]

Promotion[edit]

The official teaser poster of the webseries was launched on 8 March 2019 by ALTBalaji on YouTube.[19]

The first look of the webseries was launched on 10 March 2019 by ALTBalaji on YouTube.[20]

The official trailer of the webseries was launched on 12 July 2019 by ALTBalaji on YouTube.[21]

Release[edit]

BOSS: Baap of Special Services was scheduled for streaming on ALTBalaji app from 2 August 2019.[22]

Reception[edit]

Deeksha Vipat of India Forums gave the series a rating of 4 stars saying that, “Boss: Baap Of Special Services is perfect for your weekend binge-watch session. If you’re a member of Karan Singh Grover fan club, DO NOT MISS this one. If it was a movie, it would have received whistles and claps for the sheer cinematic joy and entertaining shots.”[23]

Arushi Jain of The Indian Express stated that “Boss – Baap of Special Services streaming on AltBalaji is a full-on masala entertainer. Karan Singh Grover's comic timing and suspense behind him turning into a conman make it an easy binge.“[24]

Neeki Singh of Spotboye.com stated that "BOSS: Baap of Special Services Review: Karan Singh Grover-Sagarika Ghatge's Web Series Is Gripping And Worth The Binge!"[25]

Ruchita Mishra of Peeping Moon stated that "Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge’s crackling chemistry makes the action-packed thriller a must-watch!"[26]

Ruchi Kaushal of Hindustan Times stated that "BOSS Baap of Special Services review: Karan Singh Grover’s web show has its merits but the sex will make you cringe"[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woah! Karan Singh Grover to play LEAD in ALT Balaji's Boss – Baap of Special Services?".
  2. ^ "Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge to share the digital screen in ALT Balaji's 'Boss'".
  3. ^ "Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge to star in ALTBalaji's Boss".
  4. ^ "Boss teaser out: Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge win hearts with their amazing chemistry".
  5. ^ "First look of Alt Balaji's Karan Singh Grover starrer web series 'Boss' is out".
  6. ^ "Karan Singh Grover to make his digital debut? Here are the details".
  7. ^ "Karan Singh Grover talks about his digital debut Boss, says it was meant to be".
  8. ^ "ALTBalaji's Boss: Baap of Special Services to feature Gaurav Gera".
  9. ^ "Not just Jennifer Winget in Nach Baliye 9, ex-husband Karan Singh Grover is too making a comeback! Will they both work together?".
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ BOSS: Baap Of Special Services Is Truly The Baap Of Action Thrillers
  12. ^ Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge: We had a lot of fun shooting for BOSS
  13. ^ ALT Balaji Presents Boss, Starring Karan Singh Grover And Sagarika Ghatge
  14. ^ AltBalaji Releases The Trailer Of Their Upcoming Show 'Boss'
  15. ^ Karan Singh Grover, Sagarika Ghatge starrer Boss’ trailer launched
  16. ^ Karan Singh Grover sets friendship goals with Ayaz Khan
  17. ^ "Karan Singh Grover, Sagarika Ghatge spotted shooting in Shimla for AltBalaji show Boss".
  18. ^ Sagarika Ghatge-Karan Singh Grover wrap up the Shimla schedule for BOSS
  19. ^ "Baap of Special Services".
  20. ^ "Baap of Special Services".
  21. ^ "Baap of Special Services".
  22. ^ "Boss trailer out: Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge starrer thriller premieres on August 2".
  23. ^ Karan Singh Grover’s charm is irresistible in this masala potboiler series
  24. ^ BOSS review: Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge’s show makes no sense, but still it isn’t bad
  25. ^ BOSS: Baap of Special Services Review: Karan Singh Grover-Sagarika Ghatge's Web Series Is Gripping And Worth The Binge!
  26. ^ Boss Review: Karan Singh Grover and Sagarika Ghatge’s crackling chemistry makes the action-packed thriller a must-watch!
  27. ^ BOSS Baap of Special Services review: Karan Singh Grover’s web show has its merits but the sex will make you cringe

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