SPECIAL 26

  • Actor Ravi Teja to play Akshay Kumar's role in Telugu remake of 'Special 26' November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Telugu superstar Ravi Teja is all set to play the role of actor Akshay Kumar in Telugu remake of "Special 26". Confirming this Ravi, who is at the moment shooting for the sequel to the Telugu version of "Kick" says: "The Telugu-Tamil producer Thyagarajan who is actor Prashanth's father has...
  • Filmmakers can never run out of tales about 'Aam Admi': Neeraj Pandey January 15, 2014

    Kolkata: As a filmmaker who will never run out of gritty tales about the 'Aam Admi', 'A Wednesday' director Neeraj Pandey says he feels for the man on the streets. "As a filmmaker one can never run out of the tales about the struggle faced by the common man. You...
  • The best Bollywood stories of 2013 that you would like to hear again and again December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Unlike 2012, this year didn't see my experiments in the story department of Hindi films. Last year, there were films such as 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Vicky Donor' and 'Kahaani', which were not only technically sound but also were experimental in many ways. The cash registers...
  • 10 directors who created an alternative world in 2013 December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The trends suggest that commercial filmmakers like to follow the path much travelled rather than trying their hands at something new in the Hindi film industry. However, there are people who are trying to strike a balance between commercial and critical aspects. Here is my list of ten...
  • Akshay excited about sleeper cellbased 'Holiday' September 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer Akshay Kumar, who will be seen in AR Murugadoss' next film 'Holiday', says the film is based on sleeper cells and he is excited about the project. "I am doing 'Holiday' with Murugadoss. I would like to do all kinds of films like 'Special 26' and 'OMG: Oh My...
  • Pune: 7 arrested for cheating owner of Kayani bakery August 27, 2013

    Pune: Pune police has arrested 7 people for cheating well known businessman and owner of the icnonic Kayani bakery. The seven accused posed as a CBI team and pretended to carry out a raid at Kayani's residence. The gang threatened the businessman to hand them whatever money he had in...
  • Six arrested for robbing a businessman of Rs 1.5 crore by posing as income tax officials August 4, 2013

    A driver and five of his accomplices, who robbed a businessman of Rs 1.5 crore posing as income tax officials in Delhi, have been arrested, police said on Saturday. "Inspired with a Hindi movie 'Special 26', the accused robbed a businessman of Rs 1.5 crore on July 18 posing as...
  • Interview: The 10 roles that changed Manoj Bajpayee's life forever May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been 10 years since 'Pinjar' and Manoj Bajpayee still recalls how the film brought out his vulnerable side. Or how even after almost 15 years, not winning a National Award for 'Shool' pinches even though he lost to Mohanlal, a titan of Indian cinema. In the...
  • Gabriel Khan's Special 26 is a bland thriller April 3, 2013

    1987. No signs of liberalisation on the streets of Delhi. Beautiful Connaught Place. Much before it became Rajiv Chowk. Police chasing some men in a Mahindra Commander. White ambassadors. 4 conmen. And then the grand plot. A huge jewellery heist in Bombay. That is the impression the movie leaves. Director...
  • 26 things you didn't know about 'Special 26' March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Special 26' opened in India on February 8, 2013 with positive reviews. As expected, the film did a good business at the box office as well. Anupam Kher played a key character called PK Sharma in the film. He has tweeted a list of 26 lesser known facts...
  • I'll like to work with Anurag Kashyap: Jimmy Shergill March 21, 2013

    Actor Jimmy Shergill joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the success of 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns'. Q. Who is your role model. Asked by: Debdulal Pahari A. Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Q. What is your dream role and what kind of roles you like to play the most? Asked by: nikhil_vb ...
  • 'Special Chabbis' earns Rs 61 crore in two weeks February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar's heist film has not received accolades from the critics but the heist film is also minting moolah at the box office. Within two weeks of its release, the film has collected Rs 61 crore. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Special26 collected approx Rs 18 cr nett...
  • Bollywood has become better for heroines: Divya Dutta February 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Divya Dutta feels that with Indian cinema completing 100 years, the industry has got better for the female actors. "I think it (Bollywood) has got better. This year, my seven films will be releasing and I have very different roles in each one of them," the 35-year-old said...
  • There's lot of appetite for good cinema: Manoj Bajpayee February 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpayee, whose latest film 'Special 26' is getting a good response at the box office, says this proves there is a lot of appetite for good cinema and entertainment. "It only shows that how well the film was made by Neeraj Pandey, that even the small characters are...
  • ''Special Chabbis' sequel, franchise in offing? February 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar in the role of a fake CBI officer, carrying out mockraids across the country in 'Special 26', has gone down well with the audience. Now, the film's production company, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, is keen to carry the heist tale forward into not only a sequel, but...
  • Special 26: Akshay Kumar gets a standing ovation from wife Twinkle February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar got a standing ovation from wife Twinkle for his performance in Neeraj Pandey's 'Special 26' a first in their 12years of marriage. Akshay had held a special screening of the heist drama for Twinkle who was so impressed that she couldn't help but give a standing...
  • Filmmakers don't bet on typical actors like me: Manoj Bajpayee February 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpayee feels that directors don't show confidence in casting typical actors like him despite his critically acclaimed roles in films like 'Satya', 'Shool', 'Rajneeti' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. "We actors live with irony that the film does not ride on us... somewhere the directors don't show confidence in...
  • I will do one Tamil film every year, if I get a good script: Manoj Bajpayee February 11, 2013

    Actor Manoj Bajpayee joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his new movie 'Special Chabbis'. Q. I loved the movie, nice dialogues and you look so fit in 'Special 26'... had a nice time. Asked by: Akanksha A. Thank you very much, it's...
  • 'Special 26' collects Rs 16 crore in two days February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Neeraj Pandey's latest heist film 'Special 26' is doing good business at the ticket window. The film has shown considerable increase in the business on Saturday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweets, "#Special26 Fri 7 cr, Sat *estimates* 9 cr +. Total: Rs 16 cr +. Excellent growth at...
  • Manoj Bajpayee: Dynamism of the role attracts me February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Special 26' is receiving accolades from all quarters for being a well crafted heist film. Manoj Bajpayee plays the character of Waseem Khan in the film, who perceives burglars as his personal enemies. Manoj discloses about what he sees in the script before taking up a role. Q: 'Rajneeti',...
  • 26 reasons why you will love 'Special 26' February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Neeraj Pandey's new film 'Special Chabbis' has opened to rave reviews. The film stands on the capable shoulders of a solid cast that not only reminds you of the ingenuity of Danny Ocean's men but of every good heist film you have ever seen in your life. There are...
  • Special 26: Is this B'wood's answer to 'Ocean's 11'? February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Special 26' once again proved that if 'stars' get a good script and a thinking director then they can use their latent potential to the optimum. Director Neeraj Pandey took more than four years to come up with his second film but all that wait didn't go in...
  • Friday Releases: 'Special 26', 'ABCD', 'Lincoln' hit theatres February 8, 2013

    Akshay Kumar starrer 'Special 26' and Prabhudeva's 3D dance film 'ABCD' hit the screens this Friday. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln with 12 oscar nominations is also what you can watch this weekend. ...
  • 'Special 26' Tweet Review: First day, first show February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Nobody had expected much from a new director like Neeraj Pandey when he first came up with 'A Wednesday' in 2008, but the film went on to become one of the sleeper hits of the year. It might have helped Pandey in picking up his next project but...
  • It's Akshay Kumar versus Prabhudheva this Friday February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: After Kamal Haasan's bravura kathak in 'Vishwaroop', it is time for some serious freestyle western dancing and a heist drama at the box office. 'ABCD AnyBody Can Dance' and 'Special 26', releasing Friday, are mainstream entertainers, but those that bend the conventional rules of entertainment. Choreographerdirector Remo D'Souza's 'ABCD...',...
  • Manoj Bajpayee consults CBI friends for 'Special 26' role January 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who plays a CBI agent in his upcoming film 'Special Chabbis', consulted his friends in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prepare for the role. "I have constantly been in contact with my CBI friends about their work and their role. If I have any doubt,...
  • Akshay Kumar: Sports not moneymaking field for me January 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is a martial arts expert and believes that sports is beyond money for him. Present at the Golf Premier League press meet here Friday, he said: "I am a sportsman first and then an actor. Everyone owns one team (in a sport), but I want to...