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A Wednesday (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 5 September 2008 (India)
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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.

Director:

Neeraj Pandey

Writers:

Neeraj Pandey (story), Neeraj Pandey (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anupam Kher ... Prakash Rathod
Naseeruddin Shah ... The Common Man
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Arif Khan (as Jimmy Shergill)
Aamir Bashir ... Jai Singh
Deepal Shaw ... Naina Roy
Kali Prasad Mukherjee ... Ibrahim Khan (as K. P. Mukherjee)
Mukesh S. Bhatt ... Khurshid Lala (as Mukesh Bhatt)
Gaurav Kapoor ... Ajay Khanna (as Gaurav Kapur)
Chetan Pandit Chetan Pandit ... Chief Minister
Virendra Saxena ... Babu (as Virendra Saxsena)
Snehal Dabi ... Sambhu (Electric Baba) (as Snehal Dabhi)
Rohitash Gaud ... Ikjhlaque Ahmed (as Rohitashv Gaur)
Vije Bhatia Vije Bhatia ... Mohammmad Zaheer
Aayam Mehta Aayam Mehta ... Chief Minister's PA
Rajendra Chawla ... PA Assistant
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The character of Anupam Kher in the movie was inspired by Rakesh Maria, a real life Mumbai cop. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 18 minutes into the film, Rathod introduces Jai Singh as a Sub Inspector (SI). But the epaulets would make Singh an Inspector, one rank above an SI. See more »

Quotes

Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: He told me his name, but I won't let you know it, because people often search for the religion in the name.
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Crazy Credits

The names of both the primary actors Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah appear together. See more »

Connections

Remade as A Common Man (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Bulle Shah
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury
Performed by Tochi
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Power-packed Naseeruddin Shah
12 October 2008 | by saxena_ashesSee all my reviews

An interesting title. A very interesting and well-made movie too. The plot is simple but provokes thought: a bomb threat and a demand to release four terrorists is made by an anonymous caller perched at the terrace of a high-rise in Bombay. The alert police tries to locate him and foil his attempts.

The climax has a totally unexpected twist that makes you go into the thought mode. Naseeruddin Shah was at his intimidating best and gave a power-packed performance, maintaining the thrill throughout. Overall a very good movie; the only out-of-place thing was the hacker's one-minute dialogue.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Wednesday See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, India See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,256,911
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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