After having watched "A Wednesday" by Neeraj Pandey innumerable times,I stepped into the cinema hall with high expectations from his latestmovie Special Chabbis. And Pandeyjee has managed to pull off anotheramazing entertainer with a fast-paced & exciting plot. This is one ofthose movies which keeps on lingering in your mind even after theclimax and you keep going back to the brilliant sequence of events andhow they were executed throughout the plot.<br><br>The movie is set in 1987 based on a true incident when a person posedas a fake CBI officer and robbed a famous jeweller at the Opera Housein Mumbai. This incident forms the basis of the plot and how a group ofconmen conduct false raids as CBI or IT officials to con politicians,businessmen and high profile people to rob them of their money. Theseheists are never reported as most of the money is black money and noneof these high profile people want to be in the news for wrong reasons.<br><br>Neeraj Pandey after his directorial debut with A Wednesday completelyredeems himself with Special Chabbis and reaffirms his position as amaster director. He is definitely not a one film wonder and a directorto watch out for in the future. The best and the most noticeable partof the film is the period that it has been set in. 1980's have beenvery effectively portrayed in the movie, whether it was the carsrunning on the roads or the streets of Delhi especially well knownareas like the Connaught Place, whether it was the print style of thenewspapers or the clothes and jewellery worn by the actors. The wholemovie seems to be set in 1980 and all credit goes to the art directoralong with the director. I am still wondering how he shot in the heartof Delhi with all these props from the 80s.<br><br>The casting is perfect and each character in the ensemble of greatactors delivers are powerful performance. Akshay Kumar has always beena great actor for me despite critics and so-called intelligent viewerswriting him off. As the linchpin of the team he is subtle, intelligentand still manages to be funny in his own earthly way. This isdefinitely another feather in his cap with his long list of successfulmovies. Anupam Kher as a vulnerable supporter of the leader and alustful old man (considering his long line of children) is superb andreminds of a perfect Punjabi uncle. Rajesh Sharma (Munjal from themovie Khosla ka Ghosla) as the third character fits perfectly into thewell oiled team as the big guy from a Purani Dilli joint family.Kishore Kadam as the oppressed husband though a reserved role makes animpact. Jimmy Shergill's portrayal of a frustrated suspended policeofficer is very believable and you can't fail but empathize with thecharacter of Sub- Inspector Ranveer Singh. But, Manoj Bajpayee is theactor which never ceases to amaze me. You put him any role and heshines, sometimes more than the protagonist. As a no nonsense CBIofficer he again steals the show and gives another honest performanceworth a standing ovation. Kajal Aggarwal (from Singham) is a prettygirl and looks pretty, however her character's contribution to thestory is a little frivolous.<br><br>The climax hits you in typical Neeraj Pandey style which I am sure isfast becoming his signature style in his movies. Full marks to him forgreat direction, amazing portrayal of all characters, great plot,superb casting and above all perfect detailing.<br><br>Go and watch it, and I definitely can again. This one definitely livedup to my expectations and left me hungry for more (I waited till theend of casting hoping there would be another surprise scene at theend).
Crime / Thriller
Crime / Thriller
Based on real life incidents that occurred in India in 1987-88, the storyline revolves around a group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during 1980s, and robbed famous businessmen and politicians by pretending to be the CBI or Income tax officers and conducting raids. On the pretext of conducting raids they would take away all the black money hoarded by them.
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