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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
Kajal Agarwal ...
Priya Chavan
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CBI Officer Wasim Khan
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Senior Inspector Ranvir Singh
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Shanti
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P. K. Sharma
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Joginder
Kishore Kadam ...
Iqbal
Tiku Talsania
Vipin Sharma
Deep Raj Rana
Neeru Bajwa
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Vikas Shrivastav ...
CBI Officer Rajiv Gupte
Neetu Singh ...
Waseem Khan's Wife
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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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Asli power dil mein hoti hai (Real power resides within the heart)

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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 »

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When Priya is leaving after meeting Ajju, near the beach. The bus is shown in front of her. However, in the next shot, the bus is behind her. See more »

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References Aradhana (1969) 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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