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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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Common Man / bomb planter
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Naina Roy - Television Journalist
Aamir Bashir ...
Inspector Jai Pratap Singh
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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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Anonymous: Mr. Rathod, what do you do if a cockroach enters your house? You don't make it your pet, you just kill it. These pests were spoiling my house and now I want to clean it.
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: Who are you?
Anonymous: I'm someone who is afraid to get into a bus or a train these days. I'm someone whose wife thinks that he is going to war while I'm actually going to my work. She is afraid that I may not return. She calls up every two hours to find if I had my tea, to find if I had my lunch. Actually she wants to find out whether ...
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Bulle Shah
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Composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury
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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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