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A Wednesday (2008)

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A retiring police officer reminiscences about the most astounding day of his career, 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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Director: Neeraj Pandey
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Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police
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Common Man / bomb planter
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Deepal Shaw ...
Naina Roy - Television Journalist
Aamir Bashir ...
Inspector Jai Pratap Singh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vijay Bhatia ...
Mohammmad Zaheer (as Vije Bhatia)
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Rajendra Chawla ...
Jaishankar Tiwari
Snehal Dabi ...
Shambhu 'Electric Baba'
Rohitash Gaud ...
Ikhlaque Ahmed
Gaurav Kapoor ...
Ajay Khanna - Bollywood actor
Seema Malik ...
Anu S. Singh
Aayam Mehta ...
Shankar Patil
Kali Prasad Mukherjee ...
Ibrahim Khan
Alok Narula ...
Raj Sharma
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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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This was Neeraj's Pandey first film See more »

Quotes

Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: Are you afraid?
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: No sir!
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: Are you married?
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: Two years ago!
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: Do you have a child?
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: I have a 3 month old daughter!
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: What if you die?
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: I don't care!
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: I want you to find the bombs within ten minutes!
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: You'll get it sir!
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Remade as A Common Man (2013) See more »

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Bekali
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury
Performed by Javed Ali
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A Must See
8 October 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

There are a few movies that entertain, there are a few movies that give message and then there are a few movies that you can relate to. A Wednesday is definitely one such movie.

The story revolves around an anonymous man (Shah) who calls up the commissioner of police (Kher) and informs him about the bombs that he has placed. Bomb blast is something that I personally am scared of. It had ripped Mumbai in 1993 and then in local train and bus. Only people stood by each other. It followed thru out the country. And what can one common man do? .

The story line is fantastic. Its hard to believe that this is Neeraj Pandey's first movie and he has taken a gigantic leap without including any songs. The movie itself is only one and a half hours - half of what Bollywood movies usually are. Then he has not shown the police administration either as corrupt or the bookish kind of honest. He has probably taken the real view of police department And then the cast. Naseerudding Shah is one actor who can crawl under the skin of any character. Be it the coach in Iqbal or the pirate in The League of Extra-ordinary gentlemen. Then there is Anupam Kher whose acting abilities are still not tapped to the best by any director. These two stalwarts make-up this movie. And this movie does not have him in a stereo typical dads role. Aamir Bashir as Jay and Jimmy Shergill as Arif are just outstanding. Nothing in the movie is out of context. Well-acted, well-directed, well-scripted, well-executed.


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