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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 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... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A breathtaking picture that is both relevant, important and entertaining. 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
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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
 
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?

Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Remade as A Common Man (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nazar Lage NaSee 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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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A breathtaking picture that is both relevant, important and entertaining., 12 June 2009
Author: Peter Young from Earth

What can be said about this film? Like many other films made recently, this one is different from the typical Hindi masala flicks (nothing against them, I think they're wonderful), there are no songs, there is no combination of different genres in one film, it is not a three-hour film. It's a simple, small film of one hour and a half, yet it succeeds to depict an entire world in this limited time.

The story begins as an ordinary thriller about a common man who calls the police and informs them about 5 bombs he has allegedly placed all over Mumbai, which he'll get exploded if they don't release four terrorists. The way every scene is carried by the director is very impressive and the dialogues are realistic. The film flows as a great thriller as time passes by, but then unexpectedly becomes into a dramatic story as it unfolds the motives of this common man.

The film does not want us to side any party, it wants us to understand the consequences of war, violence and hatred. It wants us to understand how it affects ordinary people. The story is not bigger than life, nor does it intend to be one. The fact that Naseeruddin Shah's character is unnamed only contributes to the universal message of the film.

There are many sequences of different people shown in different portions of the film which are just amazing. The one when the officer played by Anupam Kher asks the policeman played by Aamir Bashir about his family status, and his willingness to find the bomb. The guy answers that he's married with a recently born baby girl, yet he'll do anything to find the bomb. Another, when Naseer recalls the young nice guy he met every day in the train, the one who was preparing to marry someone, and gets killed the following day at the 2006 Mumbai train bombings. People must get what happens as a result of terror.

The characters in this film are very well defined: a great and respected Police Commissioner, an ambitious journalist, a hot-tempered policeman who takes his job seriously, a common man who feels hurt, and many other policemen who'd give their life for the country. The film depicts national pride and the passion different people have for their work without going to large extents and unnecessary melodrama. It's done in a very realistic manner.

The entire cast is wonderful, from leading actors to extras. Naseeruddin Shah does not know how to give a bad performance. He doesn't have to speak a lot or make strange facial expressions to be convincing. He doesn't have to play a grandiose king to make his role bigger than life. His dialogues come from the heart. It is yet another unforgettable performance from Naseer, the one and only. Anupam Kher is restrained and brilliant. The difference between the way he portrays serious yet sensitive men and the way he portrays comic and funny people is thrilling and incredible. Jimmy Shergill is amazing in a small yet pivotal role of a intransigent, hot-tempered, angry, disciplined and serious policeman. So is Aamir Bashir. Deepal Shaw is effective.

Well, in conclusion, A Wednesday is an entertaining film with a universal message. Watch it, you'll enjoy it, and you will learn to look at certain things differently.

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