A Wednesday - Notepad

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

An engrossing thriller with the most unlikely duo in the main lead - Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah.

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Plot Summary

A police officer narrates the most interesting case of his life a day before he is going to retire.

What Worked

  • The sound in the scene where Officer Jai drops his wife off at a station and comes out to see a constable(?) being bribed by a taxi driver. The train sounds in the background with the argument between the constable and the taxi driver in the foreground sounded great.
  • Color saturation of the reds and yellows in the first few Naseeruddin Shah scenes.
  • Chetan Pandit's (Chief Minister of Maharashtra's) pronounced Marathi accent while speaking Hindi and English. Even more admirable if Chetan Pandit can actually speak other languages without that accent.
  • Beautiful touch in the end where Naseeruddin Shah goes back to fetch his groceries.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • What was the purpose of the actor's (Arjun Khanna's) sub-plot?
  • Priya's (Officer Jai's wife's), dialogue delivery. It had a drone to it that was quite annoying.
  • What was the meaning of Naseeruddin Shah's shots being interspersed with the close-up of an eye when the terrorists' profiles were being discussed?
  • Are prisoners given paan/tobacco to chew on in our jails? Ikhtaque Ahmed, a terrorist serving sentence, was shown chewing something and spitting while walking out of the prison.