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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 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:
A Must See See more (103 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)
Rohitash Gaud ... 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
Manish Mundra ... Munna (Informer)
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
Shital Bhatia .... producer
Rajesh Ganguly .... line producer
B.L. Gautam .... executive producer
Sidharth Roy Kapoor .... co-producer (as Siddharth Roy Kapur)
Alpana Mishra .... associate 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
 
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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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:
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:
Featured in Drishyam (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bulle ShahSee 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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32 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
A Must See, 8 October 2008
Author: yogesh-kalyankar from India

There are a few movies that entertain, there are a few movies that give message and then there are a few movies that you can relate to. A Wednesday is definitely one such movie.

The story revolves around an anonymous man (Shah) who calls up the commissioner of police (Kher) and informs him about the bombs that he has placed. Bomb blast is something that I personally am scared of. It had ripped Mumbai in 1993 and then in local train and bus. Only people stood by each other. It followed thru out the country. And what can one common man do? .

The story line is fantastic. Its hard to believe that this is Neeraj Pandey's first movie and he has taken a gigantic leap without including any songs. The movie itself is only one and a half hours - half of what Bollywood movies usually are. Then he has not shown the police administration either as corrupt or the bookish kind of honest. He has probably taken the real view of police department And then the cast. Naseerudding Shah is one actor who can crawl under the skin of any character. Be it the coach in Iqbal or the pirate in The League of Extra-ordinary gentlemen. Then there is Anupam Kher whose acting abilities are still not tapped to the best by any director. These two stalwarts make-up this movie. And this movie does not have him in a stereo typical dads role. Aamir Bashir as Jay and Jimmy Shergill as Arif are just outstanding. Nothing in the movie is out of context. Well-acted, well-directed, well-scripted, well-executed.

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