Sunday, March 15, 2015

Special 26

Special 26 poster.jpg

One of the biggest cons in Indian history is the inspiration for this film. Couple that with the director, Neeraj Pandey, being of the A Wednesday pedigree the expectations were very high for this film. As the movie opens to a CBI raid at a politician's palace, you are riveted to the screen. Akshay Kumar and Manoj Bajpai square off as robber and cop, and the setup is complete. Then the ball is dropped as the long shots of the men doing the Reservoir Dog walk with melodramatic background music just grates on your nerves. However the con itself is interesting enough to keep you watching until the end highlighting a missed opportunity to make a good film.

Rating: * +
Poster licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.

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