If you discount the unnecessary songs in between which almost always annoy you, Special Chabbis is a nicely made Heist film. Though Akshay Kumar is the hero, actors Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpai persent their roles with much more maturity and skill. Akshay struggles to come out of his normal Priyadarshan type roles though.
Neeraj Pandey has done a fabulous job of recreating the Indian cities from the eighties. The background score, keeps up with the pace of the movie and keeps the audience engaged throughout as well. At times it feels the plotting is taking more time, but towards the end its justified.
It feels nice to see Bollywood films are coming out of the glamorous shell, and giving out content which is not stereotypical, but intricately woven. Something which has no unnecessary romantic angles, nor an overdose of pitiful comedy.
Looking forward to such films in future now...