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A Wednesday (2008)

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A retiring police officer reminisces the most astounding day of his career, about a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.

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Prakash Rathod
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The Common Man
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Deepal Shaw ...
Naina Roy
Aamir Bashir ...
Jai Singh
Kali Prasad Mukherjee ...
Ibrahim Khan (as K. P. Mukherjee)
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Gaurav Kapoor ...
Ajay Khanna (as Gaurav Kapur)
Chetan Pandit ...
Chief Minister
Veerendra Saxena ...
Babu (as Virendra Saxsena)
Snehal Dabi ...
Sambhu (Electric Baba) (as Snehal Dabhi)
Rohitash Gaud ...
Ikjhlaque Ahmed (as Rohitashv Gaur)
Vijay Bhatia ...
Mohammmad Zaheer (as Vije Bhatia)
Aayam Mehta ...
Chief Minister's PA
Rajendra Chawla ...
PA Assistant
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A man calls up the Mumbai police, and tells them he has placed five different bombs in the city -- all set to go off in some time. He wants four terrorists in exchange. Does he get them? Who is behind it all? What's his motive? Is there more than meets the eye? Written by Saurabh Roy

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Neeraj Pandey made his debut with this film as a film director See more »

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Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: He told me his name, but I won't let you know it, because people often search for the religion in the name.
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Remade as Someone Like You (2009) See more »

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Jalwa
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury
Performed by Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Relevant to the current situation in India
6 September 2008 | by (Bombay, India) – See all my reviews

I gave an extra point just for the fact that this is relevant cinema. Instead of churning out the next round of mindlessness that earns 140 crores due to the multiplexed masses, this one tries to talk about the current helplessness faced by the common man in India. The topic for discussion is terrorism. The movie begins with a phone call to the Police Commissioner informing him of bombs and asking for the release of 4 terrorists.. The movie then predictably moves into the Negotiator and clock ticking genre.

The acting is well done, the plot maybe not that believable but the dialogue at the end is gripping and humane. Naseer and Anupam are as good as they are - no surprises there. There are no songs (GOOD!) and the movie chugs along at an okay pace.. The movie doesn't have a solution... rightly so coz terrorism has none too I believe. It just voices out the anguish of the little the common man expects but has become a rarity now. Expect no hitchcockian twists and you should be happy for the price of your ticket. Certain things that we "get used to" leads to the entire society being trodden upon. Not saying NO at the right time leads to a heavy price in the future. Recommended for a late night snack watch.


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