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Special 26 (2013)
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A gang of thieves robs famous businessmen and politicians by posing as income tax officers.

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Kajal Agarwal ...
Priya (as Kajal Aggarwal)
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Sharma Ji
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Ranveer Singh (as Jimmy Sheirgill)
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Waseem
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Shanti Ji
Kishore Kadam ...
Iqbal
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Joginder
Deep Raj Rana ...
Rahul (as Deepraj Rana)
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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 ...
Solanki
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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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After the selection of the candidates the candidate quotes from the Tamil movie "Baasha" which was released in 1995. This movie is set in 1987. See more »

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Special 26 Is A Super-Over-Smart Movie With Traces Of Buffoonery!
8 February 2013 | by (the Entertainment Capital of India) – See all my reviews

"A Wednesday" made me watch this and boy, was I surprised? Was I entertained? Hell yes, Special 26 is 2013's first serious cinema with no cheap humor, ridiculous stunt sequences or the typical B'wood masala. While Akshay Kumar is known for Housefull & Rowdy Rathore, this one plays different with a sharp plot-driven story and an even amazing execution on a real-life incident!

Cut out the romance, and this is one gripping, fabulously woven heist drama parallel to what we see in Hollywood flicks. Anupam Kher couldn't get more thespian while Jimmy Shergill & Manoj Bajpayee complement the cast. Direction, screenplay (so that you don't get bored through 2.5 hours), score, acting and every other film factor is thoroughly scrutinized in this. Now, what's even more Special about this movie is that - since the time gap between decent, "movie-wala" movies is so vast, that you just can't get enough of it. Paisa Vasool!

Originality in the thefts, corruption, authentic depiction of Indian locations and what-not, I could praise this movie and write a book moreover because it is 2013's one decent try.

BOTTOM LINE: I should not reveal much and spoil the broth. Because Special 26 cannot be missed. 100% Recommended but if you are a logic- ridden cinema-goer, you may despise it! Except some dumb plot holes and serious anachronisms, it is a good thriller. But don't expect it anywhere near to what "A Wednesday" was. 10/10

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Language: Mediocre | Sex & Nudity: No | Violence: No | Smoking, Alcohol & Drugs: No


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