My issues with Special 26

I think that either the movie pulled off a con on the audience or it was way too intelligent for me to understand fully. I will appreciate if someone could give his or her views on the following points.

****** Spoilers Alert********

1. The climax shows that Jimmy Shergill is Akshay Kumar’s companion and they all are partners in crime. So, why the hell did he get in touch with the real CBI? No one could testify against them for the first heist on the minister’s house. There were no witnesses, except the Minister himself who did not want to report the heist. Jimmy also identifies Anupam Kher and thus the entire group. Why? They could have gone about conducting many such raids before the needle of suspicion actually falling on them. This is my biggest grouse with the movie, that the entire film was a sham and there was no need at all for the real CBI, and thus Waseem Khan in the picture. And without them, there would have been no real drama.

2. Why did Jimmy Shergill, Diva Dutta, and their fake Police commissioner go the minister’s house after the heist? Just to conduct a drama to mislead the audience? Like normal criminals were they not expected to have a fear of getting caught while they returned to the scene of the crime, and that too for staging an act? On a related note, why did JS and Divya Dutta keep waiting in front of the Minister’s house after the fake raid, while making tensed faces at the camera? Again, to fool the audience?

3. Assuming there is some valid reason for JS to involve the real CBI and thus planting a time bomb behind all of their asses. Why the hell did Waseem Khan allow the show to go on. He could have apprehended them and made them confess. Just like he made Anupam Kher confess. There was no need for the drama. In other words, the characters of the movie behaved as if they knew a movie is going to be made on the events they are involved in, and they wanted it to be as spicy as possible.

4. Why did the owner of the jewel shop agree to Waseem Khan’s proposition? If they wanted to nab the culprits, he was at the complete liberty to refuse cooperation. He was made the subject of an experiment by the real CBI, which ultimately led to his devastation. Even after this huge goof up, Waseem Khan is still shown as a CBI officer and obviously still as eager to catch the culprits. But how the hell did he stick to his job after his pathetic show.

The above four points are my broad issues with the logic of the events shown in the film. The following are some of the issues I had with the execution of the film. These things were more glaring as the film is being projected as an intelligent, no frills heist drama, which is out of the ordinary.

Redundant first half: The climax just reinforces that the movie Special 26 is based entirely on the final act which lasted for about an hour or so. The first half has many unnecessary scenes and sequences just to add to the length of the film. The initial heist is fantastic, and creates tremendous curiosity. But from there on, the first half is an exercise in futility.

What was the need of the wedding sequence? Just to show a celebration song. This is akin to creating a song situation in a Masala movie.

The romantic angle is so insipid and irrelevant to the plot that it can be seamlessly edited from the movie, without actually disturbing the rest of the screenplay. The 30-40 minutes thus saved could have elevated the movie to the next level (at least in the eyes of those who don’t think there are any logical holes/plot holes).

What was the need to show the Kolkota heist? It has been done really well, and is really entertaining to watch. But like we get to know later in the movie, the group had conducted 50 raids in their career. Like we didn’t get to see the first forty seven, there was no real need for them to show the 49th either.

The chase sequence of Manoj Bajpayee in CP is superb. But again, it was not connected to the the movie in any ways. Did it really need to be so long? They could have connected this chase to the rest of the plot to make the movie more seamless.

The detailing of the film is pretty good, especially in the Delhi sequences. But when the action shifts to Mumbai, the VFX is so in your face that it becomes unsettling. Especially the scenes which have the sea as a backdrop. The green wall to sea conversion is pretty substandard.

****Spoilers End****

All said and done, I really enjoyed watching the movie, especially the second half (which in my opinion was the entire movie). Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher were spectacular. Akshay Kumar specially is superb in the interview scenes and the subsequent speech to the new recruits. Kajal Agrawal was horrible.

I will rate the movie 2.5 out of 5. Just for the entertainment.

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  1. sputnik 7 years ago

    Just been having a big debate with suprabh on sanity so let me try to answer your questions.

    1. In the real case there was no real CBI involved. You answered your own point. “And without them, there would have been no real drama.” They added antagonists just to spice up the movie.

    They showed Akshay calling Jimmy scene thrice in the movie. When they show it first time it means it really happened. So Neeraj should not have done that. They basically fooled the audience just like that Kahaani scene at the beginning.

    Second time its from Jimmy narrating to Manoj so its ok. Third time during the final scene where Manoj finds out Jimmy is shown at some band – may be which rents dresses.

    2. “Again, to fool the audience?” Yes and to show that they were honest when they take Manoj again. Actually that first scene was shown four times I think 😉 It was also shown when Manoj goes to that place.

    3. “they wanted it to be as spicy as possible.” Yes and also they got gold both from the workshop and the store by raiding just one place.

    4. Yes he could refuse cooperation but then there would be no movie and he would probably trust the CBI rather than risk getting all his jewellery stolen.

    “Even after this huge goof up, Waseem Khan is still shown as a CBI officer and obviously still as eager to catch the culprits.” Yeah that’s a valid point – may be just to show there might be a sequel.

    “The first half has many unnecessary scenes and sequences just to add to the length of the film. What was the need of the wedding sequence? The romantic angle is so insipid and irrelevant to the plot that it can be seamlessly edited from the movie, without actually disturbing the rest of the screenplay. The 30-40 minutes thus saved could have elevated the movie to the next level (at least in the eyes of those who don’t think there are any logical holes/plot holes).”

    Agree that’s what most (including me) have said. Unnecessary commercial considerations.

    “What was the need to show the Kolkota heist? It has been done really well, and is really entertaining to watch. But like we get to know later in the movie, the group had conducted 50 raids in their career. Like we didn’t get to see the first forty seven, there was no real need for them to show the 49th either.”

    Again they have to show at least a few heists. Those 50 raids may or may not be true because they are told by Anupam a unreliable narrator. They showed one more heist to show that they continued carrying on fake raids and also to show that they are finally in news.

    “The chase sequence…. Did it really need to be so long?”

    Agree I mentioned same thing in my review.

    “But when the action shifts to Mumbai, the VFX is so in your face that it becomes unsettling. Especially the scenes which have the sea as a backdrop. The green wall to sea conversion is pretty substandard.”

    I said similar thing in my review about the sea scenes.

    “Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher were spectacular. Akshay Kumar specially is superb in the interview scenes and the subsequent speech to the new recruits. Kajal Agrawal was horrible.”

    Agree and many have said similar things.

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      dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      Thank you for your comment. So even you agree that the drama was all manufactured and had no real logic except to make an seemingly intelligent thriller. I think you will also agree to my statement that ” the characters of the movie behaved as if they knew a movie is going to be made on the events they are involved in, and they wanted it to be as spicy as possible.”.

      It is not a commendable film-making technique. Even in ‘A Wednesday’ I did not like the scene when the Police huff and puff the stairs of an under construction building. The audience is made to believe that they are about to reach Naseeruddin Shah’s terrace. But it turns out to be a hoax and they are actually climbing the stairs of some other building. In ‘A Wednesday’ this is just one scene that I can remember which followed this cheat technique. But after the climax gets done, Special 26 seems to be a similar cheat movie, in its entirety.

      The points on the first half being unnecessarily stretched and some others have been made in a lot of reviews- including yours. I repeated them just to show that even I think the same way.

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        dwnpiyush 7 years ago

        About getting the gold from both the workshop and the store- they anyway did not take all of it. They picked and chose, at least that was what was implied when Anupam Kher is making his choices.

        Also, in the first heist it seems like they loot a humongous amount of money and jewellary- also with the second one. Did not really understand when they said ki ‘Kuch bada karna hai’. Har baar toh bada bada kar rahe the.

      • sputnik 7 years ago

        I don’t know if I agree with that statement. I think Neeraj took a real life incident and made a movie declaring that it is “Inspired by true incidents”. I don’t think the characters were real except for Akshay’s character and he did make lot of changes with respect to the original event. I think the movie would have been boring/dull without a antagonist.

        Yeah I remember that A Wednesday scene too. I think that scene can at least be excused as people misunderstood it but here it is deliberate cheating of audience.

        Yeah they do pick and choose in the last raid. Ha Ha yeah but greed does not stop. I think romantic interest part was needed to make that a last raid. But it was not used well in the movie. It could have been subtle like Manoj Bajpai’s wife track with only two scenes and no songs.

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          dwnpiyush 7 years ago

          Of course an antagonist was needed. I think no one can dispute that. This of course is not a documentary on the heist. But there should have been a better thought of logic to justify the antagonist’s presence, and the cat and mouse game. Also, I think you missed my point on how it was most baffling that the real CBI did not nab them and made them confess to the crime. Like they did to Anupam Kher. Why let the show go on. Of course, to make the movie interesting. But they, the real CBI, didn’t know a movie was being made isn’t it?

          What I mean to say is that the movie basically conned the audience (and also the critics this time). I cannot understand how Rajeev Masand and the ilk did not raise any of these obvious plot holes while reviewing a movie that is targeted at the thinking audience, and not the Masala types.

          In my opinion after showing the first heist they should have shown how the group got together- they all had different backgrounds- Anupam Kher also had a criminal history. In the end they shouldn’t have used the Jimmy Shergill trick that made the entire movie a trick. Maybe Akshay could have got a tip on Manoj Bajpayee movements from some other source, and they could have raided the workshop without JS’s help- and escaped.

  2. Baba Ji 7 years ago

    piyush there are some good issues in your post.

    1) there are two interpretations to your first issue.May they got in touch with CBI so that zaveri , who was being helped by real CBI, would not even in his wildest dreams imagine his workshop being raided by fake cbi. But I personally believe zaveri’s character came across as foolish bcos of this assumption. why will he not inform his workshop manager that real CBI is protecting his shop?

    2) To me the fake commissioner thing was a major flaw bcos i do believe a minister knows the commissioner of his place.this had to be one dumbfuck minister to get fooled like that.the scene was probably not needed. you are right.

    3) manoj says in one dialgue “jurm sochne ke liye saza nahi milti,karne ke liye” . buts its a loophole to some extent. manoj can always prove he is guilty by bringing earlier witnesses and anupam had confessed it alrready. also i said in other post that his phones were tapped. so he could have been tracked anyway by hsi fmaily.

    4) this issue doesnt make any sense.why will zaveri not agree that his shop to be protected?

    “What was the need to show the Kolkota heist? ” LOL! why the need to make a film too? 😉 they had to establish the intelligence of akshays gang. just like in action films, intro of hero starts with a solo fight with goons. do they show all his fights with all the goons he had in his life? 😀

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      dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      1. My point is that without the CBI after them, they could have continued their raids like always. If not zaveri bazaar then something else. Even if we consider that CBI helped them get a bigger booty from the jewel shop, their life was cursed/ruined. They had to live as outlaws running for cover all the time.

      2. Even if the minister does not know the commissioner, even then the scene was completely unnecessary and deliberately included to fool the audience.

      3. Right.

      4. You said it right- the owner came across as foolish. So point taken.

      On Kolkota heist- they had already done all that with the first heist- establish the intelligence etc. It was no different and added no new perspective.

      • Baba Ji 7 years ago

        the first heist was a normal sort of “introductory” raid scene for the audinces to know what they are in for. the second one highlighted the impromptu decison-making of akshay , the way he introduces himself as Income tax guy when he sees real CBI.also gets the work done by CBI force. after these two heists, a trust is built in the audience from they can imagine what kinds of tactics they may have used in the past for the 48 raids.

  3. Amit Chudasama 7 years ago

    Dont want to write too much but for the first four point my view as below..

    1. Understand that the akshay’s team wants to stop doing this crime and wanted to do last big raid which was in akshay’s mind since start. they wanted to just wait until the real CBI report such incident and then do final raid. Remember after first fake raid akshay called everyone to check weather is there any news in paper anywhere?
    they wanted to be noticed first before they conduct last raid. once they been noticed Jimmy can go to real CBI to make them confused and to know about their plans. and so he pointed direction to anupam kher.

    2. this is just to set our mind how they work abosultely entertainer.

    3. real CBI waseem khan wanted them” Range hatho pakadna”. so he waited to grab them at the crime scene. ofcourse its inspired from real life incidents and not the actual incidents.

    4. jewel shop owner surely wanted to save his shop from being looted so he agreed to real CBI.
    remark that why they shifted the original jewlery with duplicate is because they wanted them to do crime and then grab because thats the proof right? if they just catch them showing fake CBI ID, will it be a big crime?? will it proove their previous fake raids? I think no.!

    Hope everyone agrees 🙂

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      dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      1. But why would they have the real CBI after their lives and make it tough for themselves?

      2. Didn’t get your point.

      3. Again not got the point.

      4. Anupam Kher confessed to 49 raids. They had their identities. They could have nabbed them and charged them for fraud/ cheating using any of the victims for validating.

    • Baba Ji 7 years ago

      i agree with you for sure. i said almost the same things. 😀

  4. Ranjit Kumar 7 years ago

    1. The climax shows that Jimmy Shergill is Akshay Kumar’s companion and they all are partners in crime. So, why the hell did he get in touch with the real CBI? No one could testify against them for the first heist on the minister’s house. There were no witnesses, except the Minister himself who did not want to report the heist. Jimmy also identifies Anupam Kher and thus the entire group. Why? They could have gone about conducting many such raids before the needle of suspicion actually falling on them. This is my biggest grouse with the movie, that the entire film was a sham and there was no need at all for the real CBI, and thus Waseem Khan in the picture. And without them, there would have been no real drama

    Ans.Coz anupam kher was insisting akki to do some big for last 5 years and akki thought about that..with out the help of real cbi they would not have ever rob the opera house…THINK ON THIS Piyush

    2.2. Why did Jimmy Shergill, Diva Dutta, and their fake Police commissioner go the minister’s house after the heist? Just to conduct a drama to mislead the audience? Like normal criminals were they not expected to have a fear of getting caught while they returned to the scene of the crime, and that too for staging an act? On a related note, why did JS and Divya Dutta keep waiting in front of the Minister’s house after the fake raid, while making tensed faces at the camera? Again, to fool the audience?

    Ans. To be sure that the minister will not go to police to write any complaint or fir that is why the police fake police commissioner came…Thora dimaag lagao….

    3. Assuming there is some valid reason for JS to involve the real CBI and thus planting a time bomb behind all of their asses. Why the hell did Waseem Khan allow the show to go on. He could have apprehended them and made them confess. Just like he made Anupam Kher confess. There was no need for the drama. In other words, the characters of the movie behaved as if they knew a movie is going to be made on the events they are involved in, and they wanted it to be as spicy as possible.

    Ans. Weakest question of all, when waseem khan can catch them red handed why would he go to ask them to confess? CBI had no any proof against them..

    4. Why did the owner of the jewel shop agree to Waseem Khan’s proposition? If they wanted to nab the culprits, he was at the complete liberty to refuse cooperation. He was made the subject of an experiment by the real CBI, which ultimately led to his devastation. Even after this huge goof up, Waseem Khan is still shown as a CBI officer and obviously still as eager to catch the culprits. But how the hell did he stick to his job after his pathetic show.

    Ans.lol another weak question, i think you did not hear waseem khan properly “jurm sochne ki saja nahi hoti ,karne ki hoti hai.”
    about 2nd part waseem did not make any mistake .. the case was given to him by the chief of cbi with JS and now when JS is the culprit then he had not much to do..THINK on this too…….

    The only thing that would have cheated audience was the 1st phone call of ajju to ranbir ..but if you watch the movie again then please concentrate on their conversation and then think on it……….

    i guess movie was too intelligent for you 😛

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      dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      1. You say without the help of CBi they couldn’t have robbed opera house. Why is that? In that case they could have robbed something else rather than have the real CBI after their lives. Anupam Kher had a family and he got himself identified through Jimmy Shergill. Sorry your point not taken.

      2. There was no news in the newspapers regarding the raid. And they knew that there would be no complaint from the minister’s side as black money was involved- that was the logic to their raids. Point not taken again.

      3. Anupam Kher confessed everything. They could have taken them to any of the victims and implicated them for fraud/in-personification if not anything else. Point not taken again. They could have got plenty of proof against them.

      4. Un hone waise hee kaafi jurn soche bhi the aur kare bhi the. Dialogue ke punch mein baho matt.

      • Ranjit Kumar 7 years ago

        1.they did not do that cause akki thought of doing big and there attitude was not like urs 😛

        2.but they wanted to be sure ……..

        3.waseem had chance to catch them red handed …it was his choice… i mean the characters ….again there is a lot thinking difference between u 😛

        and again actually you should try to understand this movie cause salmaan ki movies dekhne ki aadat hai..ye movie tumhare radar me nahi ayegi 😛

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          dwnpiyush 7 years ago

          You wasted your breath. Should have said the last line in the beginning only, because that’s what you wanted to come up to. Anyway there is nothing you have said that can act as a logical rebuttal to any of the points I raised. Sorry.

      • mate 7 years ago

        @dwnpiyush
        Saw the movie and agreed on all accounts with you. More than the points you raised, the most irritating thing is that they add unnecessary flash backs of events and some times of one event at various occasions, that you feel yourself like a duffer.

  5. inderjeet 7 years ago

    i think sometimes it’s gud to have some illogical sequences /plot to attract audience for a good movie.Also it will gradually help cinema to reach a large number of audience.Other wise gud cinemas will always be seen as non commercial.And the perfect example is A Wednesday .Most of us has watched the muv but on our laptop/television sets , at least now we are going to muv theaters to enjoy meaningful cinematic experience.

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      dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      Cheers!

  6. shal_oz 7 years ago

    Most of the issues has been addressed in previous comments, below is my view about some of them –

    Chase sequence was long but well done one, so I didn’t mind its length. IMO chase sequence was the connecting point between fake & real CBI. After Jimmy & Divya’s expose at the end, I tied the chase sequence to the person caught must have come to deal with the duo but then he got caught by real CBI as they must be following him for some different case. The scene was to how this fake CBI found about Waseem Khan and then used as their bait to deflect the other CBI team to come on their trail if or when they get reported.

    Kolkata heist was shown to display their thinking on feet smartness, which was pointer to the finale act as well that they are playing the different game to what was really shown to the viewers.

    And also Jimmy identifies Anupam Kher after Kolkata heist when Waseem get call about it, which was another deflecting technique as real CBI of Kolkata was witness too. Hence to my above interpretation they didn’t want other CBI teams to get on their trail, they just wanted to loop Waseem in their game.

    In the end they did not show Waseem on duty, he was at home so he may have been suspended, the call received from Rahul doesn’t mean he is still functioning CBI officer, he was in hot trail to find them similar to what Jimmy was implied initially in the movie. Guess we have to wait for sequel if any to know further.

  7. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    Dear writer, if you have issue with special 26 then u will have issues with all the classics of bollywood/hollywood…. moreover the issues which you have mentioned can be largely neglected as a movie is meant for entertainment and not for raising any issues.. so chill dude, relax and enjoy the movies….

  8. Kailash 7 years ago

    Hi. I agree the biggest hole is why did they go to the real CBI in the first place. Rest of all the plotholes are common cinematic liberty and can be ignored. One argument can be made that they used the CBI to get the biggest heist done as it was made to believe to be quite undoable (although jewelery store owner’s intelligence level was quite ordinary for someone collecting that much wealth!! ). Even then using the CBI itself is quite daring, especially for a person who has someone waiting at the airport.
    I thought of an alternative.. not completely whetted yet, but what if JS was actually a police officer who gets suspended, and in his quest to discover truth, joins the gang seeing how much more rewarding (both cashwise and awesomeness wise!) it is to be part of them. Still need to think at what point he switches sides etc.. (have a day job 🙂 ) … any thoughts?

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      dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      Ya Kailash, glad you agree on the first point. In fact outside this blog, some of my friends also said the same thing. Just shows that it is not something that has gone completely unignored.

      On the Jimmy Shergill thing- could be true but doesn’t really matter to the main plot.

  9. Suprabh 7 years ago

    for all those who think, why did they go to real CBi in first place: Here’s the explanation. (I posted it on NG, as a reply to piyush’s issues)

    The first issue you pointed out is actually more like a formula/algorithm for con movies and it works every time. If you involve your chaser and manipulate them, then you play the game all in control.

    Picture this: A CBI team without the knowledge of the Conmen trying to catch the, Wouldn’t that have been a more alarming issue for the con men?

    Its always better to be proactive and have control of the game rather than being knocked down by an unforseen blow and thats what Ajju and his team did.

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      dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      Suprabh: They had committed 48/49 such heists. Why wait till so late to be proactive as you say. Also , this whole thing about the Zaveri BAzaar thing being a big heist. Well the raid they showed at the Ministers house too was huge.

      a) It was a minister
      b) They got so many stacks of notes. So many stacks of notes. Couldn’t have been lesser than 3 Cr they got through Zavery BAzaar. Also, here they got cash- ready liquid cash. Jewellary has to be sold.

      • sputnik 7 years ago

        Why are you taking that 49 raids statement by Anupam Kher as absolute truth? Remember they fed Anupam’s information to him so that Manoj questions him. It was all a part of their plan. He was just making Manoj angry by making those statements about 49 raids and how Ajju said that he will never be caught. Its just so that Manoj gets blinded by hatred and is not objective and calm/clinical about his job.

        The jewellery vs cash point is good but remember even in the true incident the guy stole jewellery and walked away. He never got caught.

        Special 26 Movie Review by Sputnik

        Greed has no limits and almost all con movies will have that one final or last heist they want to pull off before they call off quits. All con movies are about whether they pull off that final heist or get caught or die trying.

        You say “the real CBI did not nab them and made them confess to the crime. Like they did to Anupam Kher. Why let the show go on. Of course, to make the movie interesting.” They threatened Anupam Kher so that they know the next day’s plan. How can they prosecute him and the rest when none of the victims will come forward and file cases? Their whole aim was to catch them red handed.

  10. FS 7 years ago

    don’t want to read any of the reviews or anyone’s take on special 26. Very excited to watch this movie in theatre but saala i couldn’t catch hold of this in theatre…

  11. Suprabh 7 years ago

    Piyush,

    You will have to understand Con movies for those questions. Let me be as clear about your questions (I knew a lot of people have that same minister-bundles-money–why 3 crores jewelry thing question)

    – Did you notice all of them despite claiming to have conducted 48-49 raids, were living a relatively mediocre life, barring the regular marriage ka saamaan for Kher’s daughter…

    Con men work in a set format. They con a lot of people plus one final big hand and then retire. Before that they keep on building their stash. The final con wasn’t the only money for their retirement. It was the a lot of money from previous 49 stashes and plus the last biggie.

  12. Baba Ji 7 years ago

    Raj made the best comment on con films last week.con men thrive on the stupidity of thier victims.that answers everything
    there has to be a stupid person that an inteligent guy can fool.if both are inteligent,con cannot happen. seedhi baat hai.

    if minister wass intelligent he woudl have verified acp identity and jimmy identity.if manoj was intelligent he wud hv verified jmmy, he wud hv informed zaveri workshop that cbi is protecting his shop.akshay took advantage of the foolhardiness of manoj.

    Rocket singh and khosla ka ghosla are among my fav films.

    in rocket singh, ayg director was so stupid that he didnt even figure out that ranbir and his other employees are using thier office for running personal business for months!
    in khosla ka gholsa, boman was so stupid that he didnt verify that the land which was sold to him was owned by fisheries department and boman was supposed to be this master realty agent who has all the information in the world

    • shan 7 years ago

      Agree with babaji. Any conman needs at least one stupid character or a character in circumstances which lead him to do stupid things.

      Having said that, my only major grouse with Special 26 is why would characters who know each other act like they dont when they are alone. For eg. why do Akshay and Jimmy talk on the phone as if they dont know each other and then meet midway as if they are meeting for the first time? Why do Jimmy and Divya Dutta have these worried expressions on their faces while waiting outside the minister’s house, even when no one is looking and they are on their own?

      It’s just a trick to fool the audience. Now making things ambiguous and hoping the audience assumes the wrong thing and gets fooled is fair – this has been doen numerous times :

      1. An example already given in some comments above – the police going to the terrace of the wrong building in A Wednesday, leading the audience to belive they are onto Naseer’s trail.
      2. In Talaash, Kareena saying things to Shashi in the cab and he not responding verbally but shuffling in his seat, leading the audience to believe she is alive.
      3. In Kal Ho Naa Ho, Reema Lagoo showing the SRK-Sonali in wedding attire pic and saying “Ye shaadi ki photo hai na” leading the audience to believe SRK is married to Sonali.

      In all these scenes, there was ambiguity, and either of multiple options could be true. But in the first scene of Special 26, the way Akshay and Jimmy behave, its as if they know someone else (i.e. the audience) is watching, and hence they act as if they are strangers to each other.

  13. ank_16n 7 years ago

    What i fail to understand is how a Fan of Salman khan can stress so such on 1-2 loopholes in Special26 …..???

    does that mean he didn’t liked a single movie of Salman khan ????

    and what more surprising is he didn’t find any loopholes in 3Idiots, Kahaani and Vicky Donor…!!

    these point of views i must say are Totally different for different films involving different ACTORS…..but are Fun as these do tell the thinking of Different people..!!

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      dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      Bade ho jaa bacche… nahin toh apne favorite star ki tarah life bhar chhoti soch hee rakhega.

      @Rest, Thanks for your views- will comment soon.

      • ank_16n 7 years ago

        bade hokar agar tum jaisa banna hai toh mujhe bada nhi hona….

        aur mere fav ki chodo ane fav ki halat dekho…….Case pe case…..
        aur taarik pe tareek..!!

    • shan 7 years ago

      Ank dude: why do you have to make everything about Akki vs other actors? People have put forth their opinions on a supposedly intelligent and perfect script here. Try to put forth valid points, if you have any. Don’t try to spoil the atmosphere by spreading hatred and provoking others.

      Also, a point you have been missing time and again : special 26 is being analyzed because it was claimed to be intelligent and perfectly logical by its makers as well as many critics. Nobody makes such posts on say housefull 2 or dabangg or on shanti om or even 3 idiots because the expectations there were different and there were no such claims. On the other hand, Talaash,Tasveer 8×10 and to some extent Kahaani have faced follow up questions from audience after release, although the degree of questioning may have varied.

      • ank_16n 7 years ago

        shan—-u didn’t got the whole point …
        he posted same article on NG and i tried to reply him there about these points but his reply will make u feel he has already made a conclusion so if he has then why ask others….

        if u will see the arguments on this post and on NG u will find he is not even satisfied with any point of view differing from his….(read the comment section u will understand)……

        while when asked about the shortcomings of other so called masterpiece he said he didn’t find any ……..when i tried to point out the loop holes in 3Idiots and one member tried to explain about Kahaani(though i loved the movies) he didn’t have guts to defend his own saying…..

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        one more point he made an article on NG regarding the most hyped movies which were let down in 2000’s when i argued him about some of movies which were not included he himself brought the akshay factor(while i didn’t even mention Akshay)(saying i can feel the pain as most Akshay movies find a place in my list) that’s tell his whole point of view..!!

      • ank_16n 7 years ago

        i have no problem in letting me as well as others put their views forward ……
        if i get the satisfactory reply becoz its u who asked for answers not me…

        2nd if u are urself bringing the Akshay factor in ur comments then why blame me if i just reply to it..!!

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        read my comment(last line) i clearly said its fun and i liked it as it allow me to identify the different thinking of others..!!

        and did i bashed Salman one bit in my comment while u can see his highly disrespectful reply to me …….whom language do u find more Explosive …

        its just that if he ask 5 question its ok while when i ask two question(whether he liked any salman movie and why didn’t he find any loopholes in Vicky donor and Kahaani) make me bad and trying to spoil the Atmosphere wah kya baat hai..!!

  14. Reddemon 6 years ago

    Along with the above mentiond issues Some of my other issues are
    1. During the 1st raid bundles of notes were found from roof tops, car seats, cupboards etc still it was less than 2cr?

    2. They Advertised via newspaper that they are coducting an interview for selection into CBI. Didnt any Police/CBI/Gov officer came to know about this verified it? How can the hotel (that too a 5*) allow them to conduct the interview without verifying?
    3. The Jwellery was shifted into workshop but the incharge wasnt told why and he didnt knew about the whole matter. Doesnt make any sense to me.

    One thing i am concerned about is that- did waseem got promoted or he started accepting bribe?

    • sputnik 6 years ago

      On point 2 in the true story.

      “A background check revealed that Singh had inserted a classified advertisement in a leading daily on March 17.

      He was seeking replies for the post of ‘Security and Intelligence officers.’

      Candidates who answered were asked to report to room 415 at The Taj, where he was believed to have been staying. He hired an office at Mittal Towers in Nariman Point when The Taj refused to grant permission to interview candidates. Singh selected 28 candidates and asked them to report near Gateway of India around noon the following day. A bus was hired which headed towards Chowpatty. All candidates were handed identity cards with fake government Ashoka insignia.”

      Special 26 Movie Review by Sputnik

      • Reddemon 6 years ago

        Still not convinced that a CBI interview was conducted and non of the gov officer knew about it.
        Although their are some differences still i will have to accept it.
        Anyways if Waseem wanted to catch them than they could have caught them during the interview itself.

  15. Reddemon 6 years ago

    Waseem khan said that ‘crime sochne k liye saza nahi milta, karne k liye milta hai’
    they had already commited a crime by conducting a fake CBI interview. So waseem should have caught them red handed then and there instead of waiting on the terrace. And later they could have easily linked it with other fake raids.

    For once i can ignore all this for other movies but not for an ‘intelligent’ movies. Aakhir mujhe bhi toh apna intelligence dikhana hai 😛

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