Special 26 is a true story which perfectly fits into the period drama context. It is an amazingly classic story told in the best of ways by the A Wednesday! director Neeraj Pandey. Starring Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher as well as Kajal Aggarwal as the leads, it is about India of the eighties, when a group of con artists pretended to be CBI officers, and raided the homes of the rich. It glorifies these criminal actors, but it is rather more meritorious than pretentious, largely gritty and gripping. It is also based on nationalist feelings and strong sentiments.
Neeraj Impressses Again..And Akshay Anupam Are Best.A Great Ensemble Cast Gives Memorable Performance.The Film Keeps You Hooked From Start To End, That's Beauty Of The Thriller.It Is Fast Paced,Energetic & Wise.
Hollywood specializes in heist drama. Now bollywood explores this genre and does very well. Convincing screen-play, top notch performances, detailed production design, delicious dialogues and most importantly not overdoing anything. Anupam Kher plays a middle class man making money as fake CBI officer and does not stop surprising you with his verstality as an actor. Manoj Bajpayee gets another mem...orable role. Akshay Kumar restrains himself to the core. Kajal Aggarwal as his love interest is a not required addition to the movie. Divya Dutta gets few lines but all worth clapping. Movie did not require those songs either. But nevertheless A Wednesday fame director Neeraj Pandey entertains you in full in his second outing. He is one of the director to watch-out for in future. Special 26 is special in every positive sense.