A Wednesday (2008 - Hindi)
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Neeraj Pandey who gave us a film like A Wednesday has now come up with the film SPECIAL 26 which is creating ripples in Bollywood. Since, the film is getting good response, the director was asked, whether he is expecting the film to enter 100 crore club or not...
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The Mumbai Police Commissioner, Prakash Rathod (Anupam Kher) is going to retire the next day and he recalls the toughest case he had to deal in his career. He gets a call from an anonymous caller (Naseeruddin Shah) on a Wednesday demanding the release of four militants in lieu of information on bombs that the man had planted in various parts of the city. At first, Prakash (Anupam Kher) suspects it to be a prank call but his doubts are dispelled once he actually finds a bomb planted in the police station right opposite his Police Headquarters. He gets a team of his best men together ...
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A movie with a difference... No terrifying terror shocks or nerve-splitting violence to add to the anxieties of an already panic-stricken Indian populace, but a realisation of the potential of the common man. Violence need not necessarily beget violence, that's the lesson learnt. What is most remarkable about the film is the subtle yet penetrating way in which the messages have been conveyed. No tears, no shudders, no flinches. Only the power of the self and stirring words that can convey a powerful message. Acting, direction, plot are all par excellence. One small hitch ...» Read full review
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The film "A Wednesday" is a violent blow against the laxity of administration, callousness of political leaders in their vested liabilities, and last but not the least, common men seasoned with all compromises. When the news of RDX, planted at the Kolaba Police Station runs like wild fire, all become up and doing shaking off the inertia of their gross submission to the traditional suit. The day "Wednesday" stands for any normal working day that may circumstantially turn into a black-letter-day.
The Indian cine-world has given birth to a number of films dealing with terrorism/ combat against terrorism/ crusade for and against terrorism. But, the director Neeraj Pande has broken the typed grounds and hit upon the plot relating to the "Phantom"called terrorism hitherto unconceived of . The impetus to do away with terrorism is no "Batman/ Spiderman/ Superman", but the common sundry iconised by an old man (Nasiruddin Shah). Diamond cuts diamond and a counter-terrorism is used as catalyst .
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