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A Wednesday (2008)

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A Wednesday! is a 2008 Indian thriller drama film written and directed by Neeraj Pandey. It stars Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah in the lead roles. Set between 2 pm to 6 pm on a Wednesday, the film depicts an about-to-retire police commissioner narrating a sequence of events that unfolded on a particular Wednesday. They do not exist in any written record, but only in his mind and in those of several individuals who were involved, both willingly and unwillingly, and how those events affected the lives of all the concerned people.
The film opens with Mumbai police commissioner Prakash Rathod (Anupam Kher) resting after a jog, describing in a voice-over that he is going to retire the following day. He goes on to describe the most challenging case he faced in his career.The film switches into a narrative, showing the events that occurred on a certain Wednesday. An unnamed man (Naseeruddin Shah) carries a travel bag, assumed to contain explosives, in the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station and proceeds to hide the bag in the restroom of a police station located near the Mumbai Police headquarters. He then arrives on the rooftop of a building under construction where he has set up his base of operations, equipped with various modern technology gadgets and instruments. He calls Rathod and informs him that he has placed five bombs in different locations throughout Mumbai, and has programmed them to explode simultaneously within four hours unless the Commissioner gives in to his demands and releases four militants. In response, Rathod immediately alerts his team involved in intelligence research and surveillance, tapping all the available resources in order to trace the location of the caller. Meanwhile, the caller tips off television news reporter Naina Roy, telling her to reach the police headquarters immediately as it is going to be "the most important day of her life".
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Neeraj Pandey
Bollywood, Drama
India, Bollywood, Drama
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So good I watched it twice in two days - A Wednesday review by PS

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It is rare I could watch a film twice in two days but 'A Wednesday' was so good that when I told my wife how much I liked it, she wanted to watch it too.

It is a fast-paced thriller that will have your eyes glued to the screen from the first panoramic views of Mumbai to the wonderful closing sequence.

The acting is top class throughout and the cinematography is exquisite.

The only criticism would be that there were a few plot points that were not tied up. Whether they were included as red-herrings or not is unclear, but I prefer for everything to be wrapped up neatly.

Definitely don't read any of the reviews that contain spoilers as this is one film where you don't want to know what is going to happen. It would, most definitely spoil the enjoyment.

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