Thursday, February 14, 2013
Special 26 (2013) - Thriller / Heist
A very few Movies / Director actually do justice to their fans expectations and this is one hell of an example from the recent times. I have never seen a better heist / thriller movie from an Indian Director which comes this close to keep you hooked to the edge of your seat as the drama unfolds – till the very last moment you actually have no idea who all are involved and how it’s going to end. Kudos to Neeraj Pandey, for giving us such a wonderful movie after his last “A Wendesday” which proved to be a hard hitting thriller. It is such a smooth movie which never goes over board in any department and I can bet – even the keenest of the critics will not be able to find faults in it anyways as I kept an eye on the “Period” shown and was totally Wowed by the handling. Fantastic, Brilliant, Amazing are the words which sound too small when you start praising it. After living an important part of my life in Delhi – it actually made me skip couple of beats pretty now and then with the way he had show the Delhi of late 80’s with those untouched buildings, cars, connaught place etc. It’s a movie based on a true story of 4 con men that indeed posed as fake CBI / Income Tax officers and conducted raid at Opera House in Mumbai and actually never got caught. Everything about the movie is so authentic and perfect, right from character development to showing their weaker sides as well as strong points, its amazing work all in all. After a long time I can proudly say that I indeed loved Akshay Kumar in this role, Anupam Kher as his partner in crime is too good and so are the other two guys. Manoj Bajpai is at his best yet again – like last year – this too is a damn good start for him and hope he continues his magic on us. The whole support cast is excellent and Jimmy Shergil no doubt stands out amongst them. I totally loved the balancing act done by the Director, it has comedy but not so much that it will rock you off your seat, has action but in a very subtle way and the thrill part is right from the very first frame till the very end. It’s a must watch for all thriller lovers and especially those who like drama’s in real life. A good three stars from me and two thumbs up. Not to be missed by anyone at any cost.