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Director:
Writers:
Neeraj Pandey (story)
Neeraj Pandey (script)
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Release Date:
5 September 2008 (India) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Wednesday in a lifetime See more (97 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Anupam Kher ... Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police

Naseeruddin Shah ... Common Man / bomb planter

Jimmy Shergill ... Arif Khan - ATS Officer
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 ... Khurshid Lala
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
Chetan Pandit ... Chief Minister
Parth ... Anuj Sharma
Veerendra Saxena ... Sub-Inspector Baburao Patil (as Virendra Saxsena)
Parag Tyagi ... Aakash Wadhkar
Jaywant Wadkar ... Policeman

Directed by
Neeraj Pandey 
 
Writing credits
Neeraj Pandey (story)

Neeraj Pandey (script)

Produced by
Shital Bhatia .... producer
Rajesh Ganguly .... line producer
B.L. Gautam .... executive producer
Siddharth Roy Kapur .... co-producer
Abbas Rizvi .... co-producer
Anjum Rizvi .... producer
Ronnie Screwvala .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sanjoy Chowdhury 
 
Cinematography by
Fuwad Khan 
 
Film Editing by
Shree Narayan Singh 
 
Casting by
Indivar Bhatia 
 
Production Management
Gopal Bhasin .... unit production manager
Satish Mane .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alankrata Seth .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ameet Ahire .... adr assistant
Ameet Ahire .... dialogue editor
Ameet Ahire .... foley recordist
Jayant Vajpayee .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Sagar Mehta .... visual effects artist
Anand Nayak .... visual effects artist
Ravindra Prajapati .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ravi Kachhawa .... still photographer
Manoj Subir Mandal .... second assistant camera
Vinayak Radhakrishnan .... steadicam operator
Sumit Survase .... assistant camera
Kapil Verma .... steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
Sandeep Sethy .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Javed Ali .... playback singer
Mahalakshmi Iyer .... playback singer (as Mahalakshmi)
Irshad Kamil .... lyricist
Sandeep Patil .... music producer
Shaan .... playback singer
Tochi .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Rajeev Acharya .... production accountant
Deepak Gawade .... location manager
Chandan Kachhawa .... publicity stills
Ravi Kachhawa .... publicity design
 

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India:104 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was Neeraj's Pandey first filmSee more »
Quotes:
Ibrahim Khan:Now what will you do?
Arif Khan - ATS Officer:First I will clean my ear.I am finding it hard to hear.
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Movie Connections:
Remade as A Common Man (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
JalwaSee more »

FAQ

Which music or songs was playing in background when a female reporter getting ready to take interview from a person who got electric shock from an electrical pole? it starts with the word "Come On"
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41 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
A Wednesday in a lifetime, 9 September 2008
Author: Shashi Krishna from Denmark

IT IS TRUE WHAT THEY SAY about greatness. It is always meant to be. No amount of planning or foresight or pundits with beards longer than their hands can ever truly make someone something one is not. If one is destined to be great – one is. Most times one wonders how much more one has to shout and scream so that people can take notice while other times…well, other times silences creep in so beautifully that we hardly recognize them and something breathe taking has already been created.

Before, dear reader, the assumption is made that I am off on a track quite abstract to the common man – ah, that word suddenly sounds so powerful – let me underline the topic I have chosen. I was browsing through my usual collection of review websites when I happened to get a glimpse of one interesting review. It was for a movie I had never heard of. Neither had I ever seen any publicity posters of it nor had I guessed it would feature two of my all time favorites – Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher. The fact that no one else, except maybe the highly underestimated Jimmy Shergill, was even remotely recognizable on the credit list apart from these three did not deter me from giving it a shot. Bollywood these days is being showered with 'alternate' cinema that runs a delicate line between commercial masala-fundas and the documentary type approaches. In such a rain it is easy to miss some true refreshingly different rain drops. Having shied away from such features for a while, I decided to give this a look-see since I knew Naseer and Anupam would definitely make it worth my time. With that random assumption, I began watching 'A Wednesday'.

Two hours later…I was going through a very rare feeling. I did not understand it initially since it had been such a long time but then, I knew. It was the same bunch of emotions I had felt when I had seen the climax of 'The Sixth Sense'. It was the same 'Oh wow!' feeling that had pierced my veins as the final few minutes of 'The Usual Suspects' drowned in my eyes. It was the very unique gut sense of genuine enthusiasm I had felt when I finally understood 'Momento' in its last frame.

But, this time it was different. I had never felt such a tingle in my heart for a Hindi movie in many years. Sure, I have had my share of laughs and appreciation for some decent Indian cinema over the years, but there was never anything in them that made me say to myself '…he is so right…this could happen to me too…today…tomorrow…any day…' since there was never any context. What 'A Wednesday' successfully did was pick me up from my starry eyed slumber and slap a 'REALITY CHECK' sticker on my face. It reminded me of the times we are part of. It made me wonder about my own life and how unsure things are in the world we live in. It, if not anything else, made me think.

I am sure people often sigh and yawn about movies that make them 'think' since it is exactly the opposite reason of why one would watch a movie. No one wants to see relevant issues these days. There is a huge fan following for the larger than life, escapist features which come and go every week. We Indians, the world's best consumers, lap it up in all our glee not caring about if it had anything to do with our life. Why? Since it does not matter. It never does, does it? But then how long can we keep doing this? Once in a while we do need that refreshing slap on the face that makes us realize who we really are. And what a wonderful slap this was! No better way to bring me back to reality than a movie like this one. I was applauding myself for having taken a chance and seen one of the most relevant movies of our times. A silent yet beautiful effort at capturing human emotion on the screen. To summarize in one word – great.

Do yourself a favor – watch 'A Wednesday'. A must see for every Indian according to me. If not anything else it will definitely catch you by surprise! I strongly recommend this movie to everyone who has ever sat back and said 'I wish things were different…'

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