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

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A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kajal Aggarwal ...
Sharma Ji
Ranveer Singh (as Jimmy Sheirgill)
Shanti Ji
Kishore Kadam ...
Deep Raj Rana ...
Rahul (as Deepraj Rana)
ACP (Fake)
Sukhwinder Chahal ...
Minister Gupta (as Sukhvinder Chahal)
Abha Parmar ...
Minister's Wife
Ritik Dhawan ...
Minister's Son Guddu (as Ritik)
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Minister's PA
Ujjwal Chopra ...


Based on real life incidents that occurred in India in 1987-88, the storyline revolves around a 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 and London Mapper

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raid | cbi | robbery | politician | money | See All (15) »


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


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Release Date:

8 February 2013 (India)  »

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Special 26  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor Anupam Kher who plays a vital role in this movie also played role of a con artist in another movie Khel (1992), which has a sequence that is based on the 1987 Zaveri Bazaar con job, the same incident that inspired this film. See more »


The Interview results of Special 26 recruitment are declared at 5 PM. When Waseem Khan receives news about this on top of a building, the shadow of face/head falling on Waseem and other men on their shirt is nearly straight depicting that it is nearly noon. See more »


References Shakti (1982) See more »

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Intelligent Script With Best Performances

After A Wednesday, Neeraj Pandey is back with an intelligent script on a true life incident against corruption. It is a story of con men who looted black money of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen by posing either as CBI or income tax officials. Power of this flick lies in tight script with a last minute twist. This is a perfect answer to Ocean franchise, we can expect sequel as well. After a long time, Akki shows his acting talent in totally new avtaar. Anupam & Jimmy plays his role very well. Manoj is full of power & very well lifted his role. There is no need of female character in script. Loose Point: songs, as there is no need to waste 10-12 precious minutes. Best Dialogue: Asli Power dil me hoti h. Last Words: It is an intelligent movie with best performances. You would not regret watching.

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