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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.

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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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User Reviews

 
Great acting makes special 26 more special...
8 February 2013 | by ckaran80See all my reviews

Special 26 is a heist movie based on real life incidents of 1987...I considered watching this movie because of the director of A Wedesday..NEERAJ PANDEY..and he didn't fail to deliver...Heist movies in bollywood are generally filled with crap like glamor,show-off and pulling off practically impossible stuff...and thats where special 26 stands above all....Great direction, incredible acting, perfect screenplay and a great script made this normal heist-kind off plot into the very best of its kind that bollywood has never seen....

This fake CBI based concept is perfectly executed and what makes it standout is really good acting.AKSHAY KUMAR( who i consider bollywood's best)has finally found a good movie to do and he does it to perfection.But its ANUPAM KHER and MANOJ BAJPAI who steal the show with their perfect portrayal of difficult-to-play roles...the supporting cast does a fabulous job...except KAJAL AGARWAL...there was really no need for her character in the movie...

Special 26 will keep you at the edge of your seat throughout 2.30 hours and an incredible climax will make you appreciate the movie...Except for AKSHAY-KAJAL segments, which were really not needed in the movie, Special 26 is perfect in every department and regardless of the business it does at the box office(I really don't give a damn about that),this movie is one of the all time greats in bollywood for me...


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