A Wednesday (2008)




Neeraj Pandev




Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Shergill, Aamir Bashir, Deepal Shaw, Alok Narula, Rohitash Gaud, Kali Prasad Mukherjee, Mukesh Batt, Vijay Bhatia, Chetan Pandit, Rajendra Chawla, Seema Malik


On the verge of retiring, Commissioner of Mumbai police Prakash Rathod (Anupam Kher) reminisces about one day of his career, the Wednesday a man (Naseeruddin Shah) called and told him he had placed five different bombs in the city, all set to go off in some time if the police officer didn't meet his demands. 


It's probably because of the whole dancing and singing thing Bollywood is known for, but I usually overlook Indian movies. So if it wasn't for a suggestion from a Twitter friend, I would have never A Wednesday and it'd be a shame because it really is a nice thriller.

The story is pretty average and not very believable, and it's a little dragged at the beginning, but overall, it has a nice pace and some interesting and unexpected plot twists that will keep you engaged throughout the film.

It is pretty simple and by that, I mean that the film remains focused on the main plot without having any pointless romantic subplot or anything like that. Also, I liked how the film goes from action thriller to a more dramatic thriller once the "terrorist" reveals his motives.

Still, the movie isn't perfect. Although the director did a good job building and delivering suspense and tension - which is impressive considering this is his directorial debut -, everything else is just not so great. The actors aren't that good and give their worst in the fighting scenes, probably the worst I've ever seen; the sound effects are weird, especially in the fighting scenes where they were comical to say the least; the editing is terrible and there are a lot of incoherent shots. 


  1. The premise sounds good but i will skip because of your last paragraph...I don't want to start laughing when it is supposed to be tense

    1. Haha makes sense. If you want to see how bad they are, check this out, the first "fighting" scene is at 20:20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxrrURM7c4M