Special 26 (2013)

Hindi 2 hrs 23 mins Action, Crime
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Review Summary: Neeraj Pandey's directorial debut A WEDNESDAY which made a strong social statement...

Average Critic Rating: (3.28)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Kajal Aggarwal , Anupam Kher , Rajesh Sharma , Kishore Kadam , Jimmy Sheirgill , Manoj Bajpai , Vipin Sharma , Deepraj Rana , Divya Dutta , Sukhwinder Chahal , Abha Parmar , Mukesh Bhatt 1 , Neetu Singh 1 , Neeru Singh , Ujjwal Chopra , Paritosh Sand , Gurpal Singh , Jarnail Singh , TIKU TALSANIA , Prema Sakhardande , Aparna Ghoshal
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Release Date: 08 Feb 2013
Est. Box Office Collection: 74.9 CR

Plot: The film opens on the date 18 March 1987, where a walk-in CBI interview is taking place, held by the characters of Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher. The film then goes into flashback. Ajay Singh ( Akshay Kumar ) calls a local police station to obtain more manpower for a CBI Read more

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Verdict: Special 26 truly special. Not be missed.
Neeraj Pandey's directorial debut A WEDNESDAY which made a strong social statement...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Cast:Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Kajal AgarwalDirector:Neeraj PandeyThat director Neeraj Pandey knows a thing or two about tension is evident from his previous film, 'A Wednesday', that cracker of a thriller from 2008. This
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
It's hard to believe that this fantastic story is inspired by real incidents.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
The climax isn’t fully convincing but you won’t mind because Neeraj Pandey has delivered a sparkler. Special 26 is special.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 
An engaging heist comedy
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
Four feisty heroes posing as a CBI team fifty heists and one real CBI officer on the prowl to nab them
Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India

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Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
‘Special 26’ is a compilation of various incidents and is inspired from the real incidentNeeraj Pandey’s ‘Special 26’ has all the ingredients of a full hit movieThe film has all the potentials to spark magic at the box-office and provide the audience a fu
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Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
Neeraj Pandey's second film is a winner with fabulous performances and a fast-paced story
Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day
Coming from the makers of A Wednesday the movie promised a lot and delivered pretty much to the expected demands
Aditya Tibrewala, Rate Movies Here
This movie was not promoted with mindless promotional glitz that seems to have become part and parcel of our industry.
Namita Gupta, Rate Movies Here
After a befitting statement with a realization that echoed the irony, anger, helplessness of the common man with a chorus in 'A Wednesday' Neeraj Pandey is back and the best part is he is 'unconned' by the demands of his previous success and delivers and excellent account of the 1980's heist by fake CBI and Income tax officers on politicians and businessmen that makes you feel genuinely good for this group of conmen with such meaning that apart from the viewers even the person who plays the 'real' man in the 'reels' who is trying to arrest them is completely awed by the 'fake' team's smartness and you feel it... excellent.
India Glitz
If only Neeraj Pandey had done away with the songs and love track, and kept the film one hour shorter with tighter writing, this could have been a worthy follow-up to A Wednesday. What we get here is a middling thriller – which is still a decent watch, bu
Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice
On the whole, Special Chabbis is one film which has everything going its way. Realistic scenes, situational comedy and an engaging story line will surely liked by everyone. Finally, Special Chabbis has all the perfect elements of a nail biting thriller, a
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood 3
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Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Special Chabbis, is about the criminal con as Everyman. Based on a series of real incidents from the 1980s, Special Chabbis tells the story of a group of conmen who rob politicians and businessmen of vast amounts of money by masquerading as CBI or Income
Trisha Gupta, First Post
Cinematography by none other than Bobby Singh beautifully captures Delhi and its different locations and also of the city of joy- Kolkata
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Written and directed by Neeraj Pandey, fame of an acclaimed movie 'A Wednesday', he brings us another appealing movie with an interesting plot. Expectations were good enough, mainly because of its attention-grabbing theme which is actually based on real-l
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Akshay Kumar and gang pull off a clean heist!
Reza Noorani, Bollywood Life
Movie Details Release Date: Feb 8, 2013 Director: Neeraj Pandey Genre: Action Run time: 2 hrs 24 mins Language: Hindi Cast & Crew: Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher Book Tickets | See Trailer
This heist drama is a surprise and has really met the expectation from the ‘A WEDNESDAY’ Director, Neeraj Pandey.
Ashish Gupta, Rate Movies Here
Well knit, well executed, well acted and well made, watch it!
Bharat Student
Film itself doesn’t tell you much else, unless of course you watch the film. Then it is self-explanatory. Special 26 is a film wherein the plot thickens and turns, at its own pace of course.
Rubina A Khan, First Post
Special Chabbis in short is an unpretentious intelligent cinema that has potential to make a lasting impact. A definite watch.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
Within minutes, you notice Special 26 evolving as one of the paciest and engaging stories. The adrenalizing screenplay makes you spontaneously acknowledge the genius in the director Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday) who clearly emerges as the hero to watch out
Kaushik Ramesh, Planet Bollywood
On the whole, Special 26 may be a fairly entertaining thriller but it is not without some glaring flaws in its screenplay. At the box-office, it will not prove to be a paying proposition for the distributors, given its high cost to them (all-India: around
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  There are many movies whose trailers give away too much information and hence it removes the curiosity factor from the viewers.
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Bobby died months ago. But then this film wouldn't let him die.
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Special 26 may be a fairly entertaining thriller but it is not without some glaring flaws in its screenplay. At the box-office, it will not prove to be a paying proposition for the distributors, given its high cost to them (all-India: around Rs. 36-37 cro
Worth a watch!
Roshni Devi, Koi Moi
Special Chabbis is a special movie in more ways than one. It is the first release of 2013 featuring one of the Top 5 stars in the country. It’s the second directorial venture of Neeraj Pandey after the highly appreciated ‘A Wednesday’.