Watched 'A Wednesday' on A Wednesday - no particular reason to choose that day (just like there isn't in the movie)
'A Wednesday' has everything - a strong story with a gripping plot, a well packaged execution, brilliant performances, humor (satirical). It is the story of a not-so-ordinary 'common' man - who decides to take action himself, after waiting for 10 years for the system to do its job.
The satire is brilliant - there are moments when you laugh, and just when you finish, you realize the depth and intended sarcasm of the situation. I liked the build up through the scenes of the 'wife and the kid', the 'phone calls from home', the 'guy complaining at the police station about his wife beating him up', the ‘packet of groceries’ etc. - adding up to the depiction of a 'normal' life. And the shots of Mumbai from the top of the building were mind-blowing!
With Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah in the star-cast - I don't even have to mention about the great performances. However, Jimmy Shergill and Aamir Bashir (?) as officers were a surprise, as they managed to gain my attention despite sharing the screen space with such great actors. The portrayal of the terrorists is also done well; you hate them and fear them! The role of ‘media’ in the movie is credible – they do what they do everyday to us!
Some of the dialogues between Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher are marvelous!
The issue dealt with in the movie is also something that cuts ice with the ‘common man’ – the fear that he/she faces each day when he/she steps out of the house.
A must watch for those who liked the genre of movies such as 'Bombay'.