Neeraj Pandey's directorial debut A Wednesday, which made a strong social
statement, remains fresh to this date. It's one of those rare movies that won
critical acclaim, swept major awards and reaped box-office rewards as well. The
supremely talented storyteller now carries a major responsibility on his
shoulders: Special 26 has to be a worthy follow up to A Wednesday. While A
Wednesday was about the common man, his second attempt, Special 26 is about a
con man. Sorry, con men. The core issue remains the same: Law breakers and law
enforcers. Special 26, however, is more of a caper, inspired by true incidents.