Special 26 : The film is based on the real-life daring heist dated 19-Mar-1987 where an unknown man posing as CBI officer Mon Singh recruited 26 men and executed a daylight raid on the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in Mumbai, and disappeared with jewelry worth lakhs.
Special 26 : The film is based on the real-life daring heist dated 19-Mar-1987 where an unknown man posing as CBI officer Mon Singh recruited 26 men and executed a daylight raid on the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in Mumbai, and disappeared with jewelry worth lakhs. less
“Vastly entertaining, intelligently scripted and packed with strong performances. Special 26 is a must watch!”
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Whenever a director sets up a benchmark in creation as Neeraj Pandey did in " A Wednesday', the expectations rise and the audiences expect something similar or better.( Even the late Yash Chopra could not surpass his "Veer Zara' and his swan song Jab tak hai Jaan could not match up) Though Special 26 is an excellently shot film and scores with its docudrama nature, it perhaps should not be compared with the "A Wednesday". The director has proved that if the plot is taut,timely and realistic and good actors are involved then a high class movie is sure to be created.The director picks up simple middle class characters like Akshay and Anupam Kher and converts them to conmen who conduct fake raids as CBI officials.As the story unfolds at a hecitc pace the director is able to sustain interest through highly mobile cinematography and literally drags the viewer along with the raiding party. This aspect is a trifle overdone and Neeraj could probably be held guilty of going overboard with the "form" of the movie rather than the "content" Hence there is a deluge of raiding party tracking shots of Akshay,Aupam groups in the raids which become monotonous. Maybe some editing out was required All said an excellent movie which keeps you rivetted most of the time.