|Directed by|| Neeraj Pandey |
|Produced by||Shital Bhatia|
|Written by||Neeraj Pandey |
|Based on||1987 Opera House heist |
|Starring||Akshay Kumar |
|Music||M. M. Kreem|
|Production company||Friday Filmworks |
|Distributed by||Viacom 18 Motion Pictures |
|Release dates||8 February 2013 |
|Running time||144 minutes |
|Budget||₹42 crore (equivalent to ₹50 crore or US $7.4 million in 2016) |
|Box office||₹103 crore (equivalent to ₹123 crore or US $18 million in 2016) (worldwide gross)|
Special 26, also known as Special Chabbis, is a 2013 Indian heist crime thriller film directed by Neeraj Pandey. It stars Akshay Kumar in the lead protagonist role with Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill and Divya Dutta in supporting roles.
The film is inspired by the 1987 Opera House heist where a group posing as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers executed an income tax raid on the jeweler in Mumbai. Special 26 released on February 5, 2013 to widespread critical acclaim and was regarded as one of the best films of 2013.