Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MovieNotes: Special 26

Movie: Special 26
*ing - Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpayee, Kajal Aggarwal
Director - Neeraj Pandey
Language - Hindi

Basic Premise 
A gang of people who imitate real "law enforcement agencies" to carry out loot missions. Apparently based on a real life incident of a noted jewellers being fooled by such a group in the late 80's

Movie Notes
The Positives - An outrageous idea but it works quite well. Believable acting, a very realistic 80's setting make the film work.  The story manages to hold the suspense till the very end. The climax has the feel of Oceans's series films.

The Negatives - The film could have been easily made more crisper by taking out the needless romantic angle. Also there is too much focus on the logistics bit. The players "power walking" from one place to another, people carrying the raid collection, signing papers, vehicles moving from one part to another. The whole logistics bit seems to have been a little over-done.

Overall Feel -  The film works. Neeraj Pandey has delivered another good film after "A Wednesday"

Random Thoughts
Why should Akshay Kumar do weird roles when he can do roles such as this?
And the Manoj Bajpayee laughter in the climax totally reminds me of the movie - The Prestige.
The 1980s seem to be a totally different era altogether.

Rating - 8/10

Previously on MovieNotes - OMG! Oh My God

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