Movie Review: Special 26

Overall [rating:3/5]

  • Direction [rating:3/5]
  • Star Cast [rating:4/5]
  • Cinematography [rating:3.5/5]
  • Dialogues [rating:3/5]

Inspired by a series of real incidents from the 1980s, S26 is a logically scripted and intelligently-directed mind-racing thriller revealing the story of a group of conmen who rob politicians and businessmen huge amounts of black money by masquerading themselves as CBI & IT officials.

Movie was plotted on strong story, with great execution by all actors. Akshay Kumar plays a perfect CBI Officer role with no nonsense. Anupam Kher, as usual, has done his job and Jimmy Shergill along with Divya Duttahave done justice to their roles.Kajal Aggarwal has no scope for acting. But it’s Manoj Bajpayee’s glamorous performance that is more likely to remain in the audience’s mind for a long time. The background score however is impacting. The cinematography is beautiful. Mujhme Tu is a wonderful romantic track.


This movie is based on the real time day light robbery in Mumbaijeweler shopby a gang of 26 ‘innocent’ consproclaiming themselves as CBI officers. It captures the 80’s era beautifully, especially the Delhi, Bombay, Chandigarh of the eighties with early Maruti’s and Fiats on the roads. The film begins well and the director grabs your attention right away. Its second half where S26 scores all its points. S26 have an unnecessary love story, which frankly could have been easily avoided.


Special 26 is a thriller that reveals a young film making brain at his creative best. It’s a perfectly enjoyable well-written, well-made film about somewhat remarkable events with its shocking, smart and unpredictable climax.The entire film is paced perfectly and editing too is good. But, having said that Special 26 doesn’t turn out to be a flawless experience it’s not high on suspense and thrills and looks flat at few places but For some of the obvious reasons i’ll go with 3/5.

Ankur Mehta
Ankur Mehta, an IT engineering student from Rajkot, is a Tech Blogger and a movie critic at BuddyBits. He is crazy about his passions and fuels them by working with BB. He believes that “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”