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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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 »

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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

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. Actually she wants to find out whether ...
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The names of both the primary actors Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah appear together. See more »

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Bekali
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury
Performed by Javed Ali
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Relevant to the current situation in India
6 September 2008 | by gishu_pillaiSee all my reviews

I gave an extra point just for the fact that this is relevant cinema. Instead of churning out the next round of mindlessness that earns 140 crores due to the multiplexed masses, this one tries to talk about the current helplessness faced by the common man in India. The topic for discussion is terrorism. The movie begins with a phone call to the Police Commissioner informing him of bombs and asking for the release of 4 terrorists.. The movie then predictably moves into the Negotiator and clock ticking genre.

The acting is well done, the plot maybe not that believable but the dialogue at the end is gripping and humane. Naseer and Anupam are as good as they are - no surprises there. There are no songs (GOOD!) and the movie chugs along at an okay pace.. The movie doesn't have a solution... rightly so coz terrorism has none too I believe. It just voices out the anguish of the little the common man expects but has become a rarity now. Expect no hitchcockian twists and you should be happy for the price of your ticket. Certain things that we "get used to" leads to the entire society being trodden upon. Not saying NO at the right time leads to a heavy price in the future. Recommended for a late night snack watch.


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