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A Wednesday (2008)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 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)
Deepal Shaw ... Naina Roy
Aamir Bashir Aamir Bashir ... Jai Singh
Kali Prasad Mukherjee ... Ibrahim Khan (as K. P. Mukherjee)
Mukesh Bhatt Mukesh Bhatt ... Khurshid Lala
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)
Rohitashv Gour Rohitashv Gour ... Ikjhlaque Ahmed (as Rohitashv Gaur)
Vije Bhatia Vije Bhatia ... Mohammmad Zaheer
Aayam Mehta Aayam Mehta ... Chief Minister's PA
Rajendra Chawla 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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A Common Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, India See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (super 35mm)
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Trivia

In 2013, a Sri Lankan Adaption named A Common Man (2013) was made. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 18 minutes into the film 18:00. Anupam Kher introduces SI or Sub Inspector Jai Singh. But the epaulets make Jai Singh an Inspector, one rank above an SI or Sub Inspector. See more »

Quotes

Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: Are you afraid?
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: No sir!
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: Are you married?
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: Two years ago!
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: Do you have a child?
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: I have a 3 month old daughter!
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: What if you die?
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: I don't care!
Prakash Rathod - Commissioner of Police: I want you to find the bombs within ten minutes!
Jai Pratap Singh - PI: You'll get it sir!
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Remade as A Common Man (2013) See more »

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Parwazen
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury
Performed by Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A fascinating high-octane confrontation between two veteran thespians
6 September 2008 | by geetmauryaSee all my reviews

A Wednesday, are among the best - and bravest - films to come out in 2008. Only one word to describe it: remarkable! A Wednesday tells the story of certain events that take place between 2 and 6 pm on a Wednesday in Mumbai. Events that are not on any record.

'A Wednesday,' questions the injustice done to the common man, when innocents meet their end, following bomb blasts. The story rests on the shoulders of two stalwarts, Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah supported ably by Jimmy Shergill and Aamir Bashir. As the city police commissioner, Anupam lends the role dignity and he has executed it brilliantly.

Naseeruddin Shah steals the show with his character. Jimmy Shergill is every inch the cool guy. Aamir Bashir leaves a mark too. Even the characters of the four militants has been portrayed well, especially Kali Prasad Mukherjee, the main terrorist

There is a reason that has been kept a closely guarded secret! There is a reason why this case has no written proof! There is a reason ..... for everything!


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