A Wednesday Film come out in 2008, written and directed by Neeraj Pandey. It stars Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmi Sheirgill, and Aamir Bashir. Like many other films, this one is different from the typical Hindi masala flicks, there are no songs, and there is no combination of different genres in one film.
It was a sleeper hit at the box office grossing over Rs. 340 million worldwide. It was a box office success due to critical acclaim and positive word-of-mouth. Critics praised the movie for its effective storyline and its twist ending.
The Movie won several of awards including the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director at the 56th National Film Awards.
It’s hard to believe that this is Neeraj Pandey’s first movie and he has taken a gigantic leap without including any songs. The Movie tells the story of certain events that take place between 2 and 6 pm on a Wednesday in Mumbai. Events that are not on any record.
The story begins as an ordinary thriller about a common man who calls the police and informs them about 5 bombs he has allegedly placed all over Mumbai, which he’ll get exploded if they don’t release four terrorists.
The entire cast was superb, from leading actors to extras. Naseeruddin Shah does not know how to give a bad performance. He doesn’t have to speak a lot or make strange facial expressions to be convincing. His dialogues come from the heart. Anupam Kher is restrained and brilliant. The difference between the way he portrays serious yet sensitive men and the way he portrays comic and funny people is thrilling and incredible. Jimmy shergill played amazing role in hot –tempered, angry and serious policeman, and Aamir Bashir performance was very effective.
Well, in conclusion, A Wednesday is an entertaining film with a universal message.You will learn to look at certain things different. Certain things that we “get used to” leads to the entire society being trodden upon. Not saying NO at the right time leads to a heavy price in the future