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A Wednesday (2008)

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

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Cast

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Prakash Rathod
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The Common Man
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Naina Roy
Aamir Bashir ...
Jai Singh
Kali Prasad Mukherjee ...
Ibrahim Khan (as K. P. Mukherjee)
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Gaurav Kapoor ...
Ajay Khanna (as Gaurav Kapur)
Chetan Pandit ...
Chief Minister
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Babu (as Virendra Saxsena)
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Sambhu (Electric Baba) (as Snehal Dabhi)
Rohitashv Gour ...
Ikjhlaque Ahmed (as Rohitashv Gaur)
Vije Bhatia ...
Mohammmad Zaheer
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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A Common Man  »

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Trivia

Neeraj Pandey made his debut with this film as a film director 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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Connections

Remade as Unnaipol Oruvan (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Bekali
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury
Performed by Javed Ali
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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An Engrossing Affair!
13 September 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A Wednesday' is a brave attempt which makes a commentary about the social and political fabric of India. In the recent past, many Hindi movies have treaded along this path and sought to bring in a revolution in at least the way people think about issues. 'A Wednesday' is a welcome addition to that league.

It mocks the government, reminding it of the duties it ought to be performing as the caretaker of the common people. Another thumbs up for showing the power of the common man and stating in no uncertain terms that religion is secondary to nationality.

And the best part is that all this social commentary isn't preachy so to speak. All this is a byproduct of an engrossing edge of the seat thriller with great performances by veterans - Nasseruddin Shah and Anupam Kher. Even the lesser knowns - Jimmy Shergill, Aamir Bashir and Deepal Shaw shine in impactful roles.

A well scripted affair; it has some masala and cheesy lines which has enough juice to get the sub-urban masses whistling.

It caters to every Indian -- Niche or Urban and should not be missed.


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