Special 26 (also known as Special Chabbees) is an Indian 2013 Hindi language heist film directed by Neeraj Pandey and based on the 1987 Opera House heist where a group posing as CBI officers executed an income tax raid on the jeweler in Mumbai. It stars an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill, Anupam Kher and Divya Dutta in lead roles. Special 26 was released worldwide on 8 February 2013 and received widespread critical acclaimed reviews. Considered as one of the finest movies that year, Special 26 was a critical and commercial success upon its release. Made on a production budget of ₹420 million (US$6. 1 million), it grossed ₹1. 31 billion (US$19 million) worldwide and became the 10th highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year. Special 26 was remade in Tamil as Thaanaa Serndha Koottam in 2018.