Mumbai, the financial capital of India, the town which never sleeps, the town of dreams, fast-paced and ever-shifting, home to Bollywood! A Town of beauty but also a city which got scarred! A city whose base is slowly crumbling under its façade of invincibility! ‘ A Wednesday!’ Tells the story of individual events which unfold between 2. P.M and 6 P.M to a specific Wednesday inside this metropolis.
Is a 2008 Indian thriller film written and led by Neeraj Pandey. It stars Naseeruddin Shah along with Anupam Kher. Set between 2 hours and 6 pm Wednesday the film depicts an about-to-retire police commissioner (Anupam Kher) narrating a sequence of events which unfolded to a specific Wednesday. There does not exist any written record. Even the awareness of the episode exists just in his mind and at those of several individuals that were more involved, willingly and unwillingly, and also how those events affected the lives of-of the concerned people. This was the inspiration for Tamil film Unnaipol Oruvan , Telugu film Eeenadu (together with Kamal Hassan at the role played by Naseeruddin Shah from the first and Mohanlal and also Daggubati Venkatesh enjoying with the role acted by Anupam Kher from the opening in Tamil and Telugu respectively), along with even the Hollywood film a Mutual Person (led by Chandran Rutnam with celebrity Ben Kingsley portraying the role performed with Nasseruddin Shah, and also Ben Cross Seeing the character played with Anupam Kher).
Mumbai police commissioner Prakash Rathod (Anupam Kher), resting after having a jog, describes a voice-over he is likely to retire the following day. He goes on to explain precisely the most troublesome case he confronted his career.
An undercover man (Naseeruddin Shah) carries a travel tote, assumed to contain explosives, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railroad station and proceeds to cover up the tote at the restroom of a police station opposite to the Mumbai Police headquarters. Then arrives on the rooftop of a building under construction where he has set his base of operations, equipped with several sim cards, cell phones, and other electronic gadgets. He calls Rathod and informs him he has placed five bombs at locations all over Mumbai and has programmed them to explode simultaneously in seven hours unless the Commissioner gives into his demands and releases several militants. In response, Rathod instantly alerts his team engaged with intellect research and surveillance, harnessing on all of the available resources to follow the location of their caller. The caller tips off television news reporter Naina Roy (Deepal Shaw), telling her to get to the police headquarters instantly as it is undoubtedly going to be “probably the most significant day of her life.” He farther scares them telephoning the cellular phone connected with the bomb but does not detonate the bomb. Just then Roy reaches the scene to the caller’s instructions and reports about the situation. More info.
By casting to Conclusion, A Wednesday!
Took about eight months. It was filmed on location across Mumbai in 28 days. The terrorist’s ‘workstation’ was a real under-construction 25-story building; it was chosen out of 50 other such structures due to its apparent perspective of the Mumbai skyline. Since the building had not any elevators, a trolley lift was installed; Shah walked the 25 floors daily. More info.
Original title अ वेडनसडे
IMDb Rating 8.3 56,174 votes
TMDb Rating 6.9 votes