Directed by Neeraj Pandey
Produced by Shital Bhatia
Kumar Mangat
Written by Neeraj Pandey
Based on 1987 Opera House heist
Starring Akshay Kumar
Kajal Aggarwal
Manoj Bajpayee
Jimmy Shergill
Divya Dutta
Anupam Kher
Sadh Orhan
Music M. M. Kreem
Himesh Reshammiya
Production company Friday Filmworks
Distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Release dates 8 February 2013
Running time 144 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
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.


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