By Hindustan Times
Direction: Neeraj Pandey
Actors: Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher
Special 26 is the best Hindi film I’ve seen this year. Inspired by a real-life heist in 1987, writer-director Neeraj Pandey constructs an elaborate cat-and-mouse chase between cops and robbers. Except, here, you’re rooting for the bad guys.
In 1987, an unknown man walked into a well-known jewellery store in Mumbai posing as a CBI officer. He made off with jewelry worth lakhs and was never found.
In Special 26, Neeraj gives us a group of conmen led by Ajay Singh, played by Akshay Kumar. These men flit about the country pulling off raids in the name of the CBI.
Their victims are inevitably corrupt men with black money who don’t dare to file a formal complaint — the film begins with a v