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A Wednesday -- An anonymous caller demands the release of four militants in exchange for information on bombs planted around Mumbai City. Will his demands be met? There's more that meets the eye in  this shocking tale with a twist in the end.

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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 reminisces about 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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"When's day" See more (106 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Anupam Kher ... Prakash Rathod

Naseeruddin Shah ... The Common Man

Jimmy Shergill ... Arif Khan
Deepal Shaw ... Naina Roy
Aamir Bashir ... Jai Singh
Kali Prasad Mukherjee ... Ibrahim Khan (as K. P. Mukherjee)
Mukesh Bhatt ... Khurshid Lala
Gaurav Kapoor ... Ajay Khanna (as Gaurav Kapur)
Chetan Pandit ... Chief Minister
Veerendra Saxena ... Babu (as Virendra Saxsena)
Snehal Dabi ... Sambhu (Electric Baba) (as Snehal Dabhi)
Rohitashv Gour ... Ikjhlaque Ahmed (as Rohitashv Gaur)
Vijay Bhatia ... Mohammmad Zaheer (as Vije Bhatia)
Aayam Mehta ... Chief Minister's PA
Rajendra Chawla ... PA Assistant
Alok Narula ... Raj Sharma (Cameraman)
Parth ... Anuj (as Apurva Mehrotra)
Seema Malik ... Anu
Vicky Ahuja ... RDX Supplier
Namrata Sawhney ... Common Man's Wife
Parag Tyagi ... Aakash
Manoj Verma ... Chouhan
Bhagwan Tiwari ... Whattkar
Danish ... Rafiq
Jaywant Wadkar ... Traffic Constable
Sabudeen ... Constable 1275
Dhananjay Singh ... Mhatre

Jitendra Kumar ... Taxi Driver
Jani Karan ... A Man Behind Sambhu
Mahesh Kanual ... Stranger at Police Station (as Mahesh Kanwal)
Siddharth Bajaj ... Young Man in Train

Directed by
Neeraj Pandey 
 
Writing credits
Neeraj Pandey (story)

Neeraj Pandey (script)

Produced by
Usha Balram .... associate producer
Shital Bhatia .... producer
Rajesh Ganguly .... line producer
B.L. Gautam .... executive producer
Siddharth Roy Kapur .... co-producer
Alpana Mishra .... associate producer
Neerja Narayanan .... development 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 
 
Costume Design by
Riyaz Ali Merchant 
 
Production Management
Gopal Bhasin .... unit production manager
Satish Mane .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alankrata Seth .... assistant director
Ashok Kumar Shukla .... first assistant director
Sachin Verma .... 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
 
Location Management
Deepak Gawade .... location manager
 
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
Abhijit Vaghani .... composer: additional music, BGM
 
Other crew
Rajeev Acharya .... production accountant
Chandan Kachhawa .... publicity stills
Ravi Kachhawa .... publicity design
Prakash Nathan .... marketing: distribution & syndication
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Common Man" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
India:104 min
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Color (super 35mm)
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Trivia:
The character of Anupam Kher in the movie was inspired by Rakesh Maria, a real life Mumbai cop.See more »
Quotes:
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...
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Movie Connections:
Remade as A Common Man (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
ParwazenSee 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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36 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
"When's day", 15 September 2008
Author: Abhishek Kumar from India

So when's that day??? When we will rise like phoenix from the ashes.......

So cutting it out to the movie........

First lets talk about the movie...... Movie per se is too good and I was moved by the very idea of the movie. As i am not checking the spoiler box, I must be brief......Though the movie is incomparable and nothing can be said without exposing the plot. Now I can easily say that Bollywood is showing some of its traits that can be compared to a Hollywood movie. The idea of the movie is among the best I have ever seen. This movie should go for Oscars not involving any kind of politics this time.

Lets see what can be said about the components of the movie, to start with we have 2 of the greatest Bollywood actor in the movie and chosen aptly for the roles. The four terrorists are chosen correctly for the role and also their getup is quite nice and appropriate. In the acting department only Deepal Shaw has shown some weakness, otherwise all the actors for big and small roles have shown their skills. Screenplay is good with too many story running simultaneously at the start of the movie. Cinematography is also fine with the scenes on the road, from the streets and all, also appreciable amount of money has been spent on it too. Background score is a bit too loud but some may find it appropriate but its not.....Editing is nice enough as the coherence is evident in the movie. Now what ..... the king of all ...... Mr Niraj, the director of the movie, he has done a great job by managing all the accoutrement on his back and using the right card at the right time.........This movie has an effect and is generally followed by a deep thinking........ "When there's a match between India and Pakistan.....and when India loses ... ESPN & STAR SPORTS are not blamed" It simply says that stop blaming the accessory, take the responsibility of failure, then only you deserve the accolades.

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