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Special 26 (2013)

Special Chabbis (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 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.

Director:

Neeraj Pandey

Writer:

Neeraj Pandey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Ajay
Anupam Kher ... Sharma Ji
Manoj Bajpayee ... Waseem
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Ranveer Singh
Kajal Aggarwal ... Priya
Divya Dutta ... Shanti Ji
Kishore Kadam ... Iqbal
Rajesh Sharma ... Joginder
Deep Raj Rana ... Rahul (as Deepraj Rana)
Vipin Sharma ... ACP (Fake)
Sukhwinder Chahal Sukhwinder Chahal ... Minister Gupta (as Sukhvinder Chahal)
Abha Parmar Abha Parmar ... Minister's Wife
Mukesh Bhatt Mukesh Bhatt ... Minister's PA
Ujjwal Chopra Ujjwal Chopra ... Solanki
Tiku Talsania ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 February 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Special 26 See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$469,793, 10 February 2013

Gross USA:

$1,079,369, 22 March 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 810,000,000
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 Aradhana (1969) See more »

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worth watching more than once !
8 February 2013 | by mehraankur2001See all my reviews

Finally 2013 has its first Awesome movie. Its been an year with all crappy movies so far. Special 26 steals the show easily.

The characters and actors have been so well chosen. Each actor has got the perfect character. The casting could not have been better than this. The direction is superb. So is the Art Direction. The story does not lag anywhere. So its a superb story with some really good editing.

Talking about actors -

Akshay Kumar - comes out of his day to day roles of khiladi and joker stuff. This is serious cinema which makes him a complete actor.

Anupam Kher - reminds everyone that he is still very much the same awesome actor as the one in 90s.

Jimmy Sheirgill - chooses the right kind of role finally. He perfectly fits the role of SI Ranvir Singh and also fits well in the 1987 plot.

Manoj Bajpai - as good as ever. Special 26 ka CBI inspector Waseem Khan is as good as Wasseypur ka Sardar Khan.

Kavya - hardly any role for her. Shes in the movie for songs only.

Divya Dutta - standard supportive role. does well.

Others - very well done.

Art direction for Delhi steals the show. the 1987 Delhi has been brought alive. details have been worked out well. 1987 Mumbai disappointed. I guess it was very tough to recreate that so the director and the VFX team chose the green screen. Thats the shoddiest part of the movie and hence i gave the 9/10 and not a full tenner.

Verdict : The movie can definitely been seen more than once at a theater if you get the tickets. It is gonna be a houseful for some days.


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