Box Office Friday Release - Special 26

Directed by Neeraj Pandey of 'A Wednesday' fame, 'Special 26' stars Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpai in lead roles. The film is produced by Shital Bhatia and Kumar Mangat Pathak.

'Special 26' is deemed to be a heist drama. The film is based on real life group of con men who portrayed themselves as CBI officials and robbed politicians and businessmen of their “black money” in the pretext of an Income Tax raid during 1980's. The film also recreates a true incident that occurred in early 1987 when 26 conmen, posing as CBI officers, conducted an Opera House heist and walked away with millions worth of jewellery.

In the film, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher lead the gang of con artists, Jimmy Shergill plays the role of a Senior Inspector Ranvir Singh and Manoj Bajpai essays the role of CBI Officer Wasim Khan in the hunt to nab the imposters.

The previous time that Akshay Kumar donned the role of a conman (in the film 'Tees Maar Khan'), it really couldn't deliver at the Domestic Box Office.

It remains to be seen whether Akshay Kumar can turn the tide and weave his magic with 'Special 26' at the Domestic Box Office. - BTM (Bollywood Tadka Masala)