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Four conmen and a cop
Robin Bansal, Hindustan Times
April 28, 2013
First Published: 16:52 IST(28/4/2013)
Last Updated: 00:30 IST(29/4/2013)

You must have seen the movie Special 26 by now and if not, reading this book will be a delight in your quest to unravel the chapters in the life of the movie’s (read book’s) characters. The book came immediately after the release and eventual success of the flick, and throws light into the backgrounds of all key characters — Waseem Khan, Ajay, Sharma ji, Joginder and Iqbal. Written by Gabriel Khan, a journalist, the usage of colloquial langauge and everyday words (including the no holds barred usage of both English and Hindi slangs) make it a delectable read — so much so that it won’t take more than a to and fro road trip to wrap it up. While the movie was a visual treat in itself, Khan here expands the screenplay of the film in a commendable storytelling format, where every chapter adds to each scene seen on the big screen. The narration is in the voice of Waseem Khan and the novel is no less than a case file from his point of view in his journey to crack and catch the four-member fake CBI con group. A totally entertaining buy, both worth the time and money.

Title: Special 26

Author: Gabriel Khan

Price: R199

Published by: HarperCollins


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