Special 26 is a thriller that reveals a young filmmaking brain at his creative best. Sukanya Verma in Mumbai.
The film rides on the cast's very sharp performances. They are aided by a screenplay in which the details of milieu are treated as integral to the unfolding of plot. There's probably a running contest between him and fellow ubiquitous character actor, Boman Irani, to see who could score the most supporting roles.
That excellent bar scene with the complimentary soda is a testimony to their two-sides-of-the-same-coin camaraderie. In his latest offering Special Chabbis -- based on true heist incidents -- director Neeraj Pandey highlights this likelihood with his tremendous mix of shrewd brainpower against obsolete technology.
If you're even a casual viewer of Bollywood cinema you would've seen Anupam Kher by now. The film would be crisper by a good half hour if these frills were cut.
Special 26, brings a fresh idea to the table and the actors do a good job in supporting that idea throughout the movie.
There's a stillness about him that suggests that formidable resources are in motion. Kajal and Akshay during the promotions of the movie.
In his new film, Pandey is out tormenting the high and mighty who thrive on black money.