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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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Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police
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Bomb Planter
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Naina Roy - Television Journalist
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Inspector Jai Pratap Singh
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Vijay Bhatia ...
Mohammmad Zaheer (as Vije Bhatia)
Mukesh Bhatt ...
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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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Neeraj Pandey made his debut with this film as a film director See more »

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Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: Whatever you are doing is wrong.This is not the right way.
Anonymous: But today i am concerned only about the end-result, not the way to achieve it.
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A Wednesday not to be missed.....
8 September 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

What would you think about a movie of the thriller/suspense genre, which runs for just 100 minutes, has NO songs, NO romance but bombs, police, chases, shoot outs, high end technology….another one of the Hollywood action movie…ah well this time it is achieved in our Bollywood by Neeraj Pandey in his directorial debut "A Wednesday"

"A Wednesday" is a remarkable venture which enthralls audiences with the sheer simplicity of the plot and extremely proficient acting. Being a suspense thriller, I will not reveal the plot and concentrate on all other aspects of the movie. It has been a long time since we saw two of the film world's finest actors together in a movie. The wait has been worth it. The duo have put up such a fantastic performance that one is compelled to think why contemporary writers can't come up with subjects which will fully exploit the potential of such geniuses. Naseeruddin Shah changes moods with finesse. He is convincing as the simple inconspicuous citizen of the city and within minutes puts up an equally convincing face of a man with a mission who would not care of the means as long as the end is achieved. Anupam Kher as the Police Commissioner puts up a first rate act. The exchanges between the two are snappy and well written. The climax belongs completely to Shah which grips the audience.

Jimmy Shergill and Aamir Bashir have also done a good job as the clichéd Hindu- Muslim police officers. Deepal Shaw as the news reporter has done well.

The film takes a dig at the news hungry media today. The bit about Electric Baba is hilarious. It also mocks the failure of the state machinery to give a free hand to the police force as well as equip it with latest technology to combat terrorism.

The editing is smooth and direction very promising for a debut. There are a few lacunae like how do you show the Police Commissioner driving out alone from a Police Station in a state of high tension? How come the news once shown on TV doesn't spread like wildfire and other news channels start clamoring for it? However they can be overlooked for the viewing pleasure that the movie provides.

Rating 9/10


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