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Riveting & entertaining with great performances!

  • Inspector VIjay

    Inspector VIjay

    Desimartini | Updated - March 30, 2014 10:11 PM IST
    4.0DM (3667 ratings)

    Verdict - Special 26 - romantic track = magic

    Special 26Watch trailerRelease date : February 08, 2013

    The moment the theatrical trailer hit the net, I was sold on this film. A con caper based on a true life incident, this one looked like it had fun written all over it. How did it turn out?

    Riveting & entertaining, with some great performances, this one is a winner all the way!

    I'm not going to divulge too many details. Based in the 80's, A group of con-men pose as CBI/IT officers & loot the corrupt. Out of fear & embarassment, they looted never report and all their crimes go unnoticed. They finally plan one last salvo & thats what the film is about.

    At about 140 min, the film is 20 min too long & all that needed to be trimmed is the unnecessary love track with the 2 songs. Minus that & you have a taut thriller with an enticing narrative.

    What can I say of the performances. Akshay Kumar comes out all guns blazing with a restrained treat. Anupam Kher is brilliant & Manoj Bajpai leaves you awestruck.

    Writer-Director Neeraj Pandey delivers a winner yet again. He paces the film well and really pushes it into top gear at the finale. With good doses of humour, entertainment is guaranteed.

    Though the production values were a bit shoddy at places, the feel of the film along with the amazing background score do the trick.

    This one is a no-brainer. Just go tomorrow, watch it & enjoy. Its Akshay Kumar doing something he doesnt do too often & one wonders why.

    Special 26 - Romantic track = magic!

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