Special 26 vs ABCD: Prabhudheva takes on Akshay Kumar

Special 26 vs ABCD: Prabhudheva takes on Akshay Kumar

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Special 26 vs ABCDSpecial 26 and ABCD hold well against new releases Murder 3 and JayantaBhai Ki Luv Story.

Neeraj Pandey’s Special 26 had a decent first week. And, a very good second weekend. The film corporation that has bankrolled this film is safe. However, the distributors, who have paid a heavy price for it, are still not out of the red. Special 26 weaved its magic mainly in Mysore and partially in Mumbai. What hurt this heist thriller is the fact that it got super-stiff competition from a non-star cast film like ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) that notched up good numbers in western territories.

In fact, Prabhudheva, as an actor, managed to take on his Rowdy Rathore star Akshay Kumar with his nimble feet. A trade source says, “Half the numbers of ABCD came in from Mumbai and that definitely took away from the business of movies like Murder 3, JayantaBhai Ki Luv Story and even Special 26.” Coming to another million dollar question — did Brand Murder work without Emraan Hashmi? The answer is, Emraan’s superstar status is sorely missed in this franchise. – Timesofindia

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