A Wednesday (2008)

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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.


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Director:

Neeraj Pandey

Writers:

Neeraj Pandey (story), Neeraj Pandey (script)

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10 September 2008 | tareque-laskar
8
| Thrills raised to the power of Performance
When you have Naseeruddin Shah on one side and Anupam Kher on the other, two of Indian cinema's ace veterans, the power of performance just oozes out of the screen energizing you. Throw into the mix well essayed roles by an ensemble cast picked judiciously, sharp and crisp editing and a neatly and tightly plotted script rooted in contemporary issues that thrills at every curve and you've got 'A Wednesday'. Naseeruddin Shah calls up the commissioner of Police, Prakash Rathod (Anupam Kher) warning him of bombs planted by him at four places in the city that he will detonate them if four 'most wanted' militants are not released. The usual cat and mouse game follows, with the 'terrorist' staying ahead of the curve as the police tries to crack down on him. But the things that make the film stand apart are three—its relentless pace, some deliciously biting dialog and nicely balanced performances (even by the fringe performers like Deepal Shaw who plays a TV reporter). And of course, you cannot afford to miss Naseer's monologue at the end which drew numerous rounds of applause from the audience. It is vintage Naseer who keeps you captivated and brings out the soul of the script in a heart wrenching five minutes. Neeraj Pandey's (the director and scriptwriter) effort by way of bringing out the best in its actors is a hugely enjoyable piece of movie making and another sensible depiction of the terrorism menace and its consequences after 'Aamir' and 'Mumbai Meri Jaan'.

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