One of the most innovative Bollywood heist dramas of 2013 and based on real life events, Neeraj Pandey’s Special 26 has been awarded a PG Certificate, set to draw in audiences of all ages as compelling viewing for all the family when it opens in cinemas across the UK on Friday 8th February, presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Tip Top Entertainment.
The crime action drama, which will appeal to a broad cross section of cinemagoers, features superstar, Akshay Kumar, in his most unique screen role to date, in a challenging departure from his signature comedy and action roles. The screen heavyweight features alongside a stellar cast including Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher and Divya Dutta, with music by M.M. Kreem and Himesh Reshammiya.
Set in the early 80’s, Special 26 is inspired by a real life collective of con artists who pulled off a string of intelligently calculated robberies targeting famous business personalities and politicians by posing as CBI or Income Tax Officers, on the pretext of conducting raids to uncover hoardings of black money.