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Special 26 (2013)

Special Chabbis (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | 8 February 2013 (India)
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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

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Ajay
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Sharma Ji
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Waseem
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Ranveer Singh (as Jimmy Sheirgill)
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Priya
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Shanti Ji
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Iqbal
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Joginder
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Rahul (as Deepraj Rana)
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ACP (Fake)
Sukhwinder Chahal ...
Minister Gupta (as Sukhvinder Chahal)
Abha Parmar ...
Minister's Wife
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Minister's PA
Ujjwal Chopra ...
Solanki
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Magandas (as Tiku C. Talsania)
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Storyline

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


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8 February 2013 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Special 26  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$469,793 (USA) (10 February 2013)

Gross:

$1,079,369 (USA) (22 March 2013)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 Nagina (1986) See more »

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A mind boggling thriller by man who made a ordinary day SPECIAL as A Wednesday
8 February 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

You don't need almost 832 twists in a script to make it look slick and classical thriller. Neeraj Pandey proved it with Special 26. AND one more thing : All PANDEYz of bollywood please stay aside as this PANDEY is something extraordinary with his hand on script and direction. lets move back to film. film starts with a bang (Heist) which stuns you more because of body language of characters and the direction (ofcourse background score should get the praise too) film moves to some rom-com plot suddenly but without making you bore. First half was good but when the second half starts it takes it to another level. beyond our imagination and a amazing climax leaves you thrilled. film keeps you on the edge of seat throughout the 2 and half hour. astonishing sets,superb background score,tight script,marvelous performance and NEERAJ PANDEY. lets say the later NAME is enough to make you expect the unexpected. lets have a look to the performances : Manoj Bajpayee is amazing. one more time he gave his BEST and i don't think its necessary to say he is one of the most talented actor bollywood ever have. Anupam kher is also awesome with all his body language and dialogue delivery stuff. BUT this man AKSHAY was the show stealer. He did something out of the box and did it so brilliantly that you will remember him as his character name AJJU more than akshay. A film not to miss this weekend. All the abusive words got silenced and its a clean family entertainer with all the element to entertain and thrill you. missing such a cinematic experience will be a crime for a movie buff and bollywood lover. Rating : ALL THE STAR IN SKY


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