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Special 26 (2013)
"Special Chabbis" (original title)

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Based on a real life group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during 1980s, and robbed famous businessmen and politicians by pretending to be the CBI or Income tax officers... See full summary »

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Ajay Singh
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Priya Chavan
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CBI Officer Wasim Khan
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Shanti
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P. K. Sharma
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Joginder
Kishore Kadam ...
Iqbal
Tiku Talsania
Deep Raj Rana
Neeru Bajwa
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Based on a real life group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during 1980s, and robbed famous businessmen and politicians by pretending to be the CBI or Income tax officers and conducting raids, on the pretext of conducting raids they would take away all the black money hoarded by them. Written by Sufiyan Khan

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raid | cbi | robbery | money | black money | See more »

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Asli power dil mein hoti hai (Real power resides within the heart)

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8 February 2013 (India)  »

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Special 26  »

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Ajay Devgn & Abhishek Bachchan were reported to have been considered for the lead role. However it went to Akshay Kumar as he was Director's first choice. See more »

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After the first heist (set in the mid-1980s), Anupam Kher boards a two-tone blue-liveried train to Chandigarh with a WDP-4B locomotive (#40039). The WDP-4B class was introduced in 2010, and the blue livery in the late 1990s. See more »

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References Shakti (1982) See more »

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Love or Hate Akshay.....Who Cares...You Would Still Have A Blast...!!
7 February 2013 | by (new delhi,India) – See all my reviews

I can't believe what i actually Saw....Something which I was Dieng To See After Vicky Donor,OMG,Kahaani.............(AN ACTUAL MOVIE) Special Chabbis has everything that would keep you glued to the seats....Drama,Suspense,Thrills and Chills and Oh! Boy how can I Forget The Climax(One Of The Best till Date)....!!

The Movie Goes Like......

The caper-heist adventure film recreates a true-life incident in March 1987, where a bunch of conmen posing as CBI officers raided a well-known jewellery store in Mumbai and walked away with loot worth lakhs of rupees. Pandey stressed on the fact that his film is not a documentary-styled blow-by-blow recreation of the real events, but a fast-paced thriller where the characters are not just many steps ahead of the law, but also a few steps ahead of OUR Expectations....!!

Sorry can't reveal more cause that what You would Love to See........

Akshay Kumar Is Impeccable......If he Doesn't get A Best Actor Award then I would Pity On The Bollywood Juries Sitting for the Selections......Everything was Perfect,Way more Composed and Intense than Any Actor Ever.....!! Especially The Verbal Conflict Between Him And Manoj are Revetting and Bound To Get Applauds.....They got one in The Theatre I saw The Movie At.......!!

This Flick Has a Lot Of Action SceneS.....But Guys This Movie isn't For Masala Lovers...Cause ThisFlick has Mind Actions(Psychological Action) About Other Actors....Anupam Kher also deserves applause for his versatility as P.K. Sharma,who is busy fathering several kids when he's not robbing the rich. His wit is evident as he unthinkingly mouths, "the real power lies in the heart", to evade being caught. The line eventually turns into a slogan for the group.....!!

Despite a limited character sketch, able actors like Jimmy Shergill and Divya Dutt still manage to impact. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about Kajal Aggrawal.....!!

However, it's Manoj Bajpayee who undoubtedly steals the show as the relentless intelligence officer Waseem Khan. From his incessant efforts to nab the infamous gang, to his endearing moments with his son and wife, to his open requests for promotion to his boss, Manoj paints Waseem in such vibrant shades......!!!

So Guyz FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS AND ENJOY THE JOY-RIDE CAUSE AKSHAY AND HIS TEAM IS COMING FOR YOU......CHEERS....!!


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