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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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Sharma Ji
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Waseem
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Ajay
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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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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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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)  »

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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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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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