Indian cinema has its flavour and like Indian food ‘subtlety’ isn’t a part of it. It is tempered with lurid expressions, restive direction, as well as fight sequences and dance numbers that are too dynamic. It gives our cinema a distinctive taste. However, you would agree, sometimes it is nice to taste something that’s a little different. A Wednesday is one such different dish.
Decked with controlled yet powerful performances from #NaseeruddinShah and #AnupamKher as well as gripping direction from #NeerajPandey, A Wednesday is a tale of psychological battle between a powerful man who controls the city’s police force and a nameless common man. It is interesting to see how the distraught and agitated common man turns a lazy Wednesday afternoon into a chaotic and panicked bedlam by shifting the balance of power in his favor.
On its release many critics compared it with Die Hard series due to the similar plots involving a ‘bad man’ planting lethal and explosive clues all around the city and making the ‘good guys’ run around to solve them and save the town. The point where A Wednesday stands out is the fact that it’s not just a heart-stopping action-thriller, but rather it’s a psychological thriller that highlights many facets of what we read in the newspapers everyday now days – mindless terrorism, challenges and helplessness of the police department, and most importantly the vulnerability and the ultimate outburst of the common man.
A Wednesday is a thought provoking drama of emotions and ideologies – a dish that must not be missed.