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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prakash Rathod
The Common Man
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 ...
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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 ...
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An Engrossing Affair!
13 September 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A Wednesday' is a brave attempt which makes a commentary about the social and political fabric of India. In the recent past, many Hindi movies have treaded along this path and sought to bring in a revolution in at least the way people think about issues. 'A Wednesday' is a welcome addition to that league.

It mocks the government, reminding it of the duties it ought to be performing as the caretaker of the common people. Another thumbs up for showing the power of the common man and stating in no uncertain terms that religion is secondary to nationality.

And the best part is that all this social commentary isn't preachy so to speak. All this is a byproduct of an engrossing edge of the seat thriller with great performances by veterans - Nasseruddin Shah and Anupam Kher. Even the lesser knowns - Jimmy Shergill, Aamir Bashir and Deepal Shaw shine in impactful roles.

A well scripted affair; it has some masala and cheesy lines which has enough juice to get the sub-urban masses whistling.

It caters to every Indian -- Niche or Urban and should not be missed.

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