A Wednesday - External Reviews

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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32 reviewers have given A Wednesday an average rating of 4.4/5.0 (?)

26 yays
2 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ... A Wednesday has none of that Bollywood guck and gimmickry... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...a terrific cast of underutilised actors, comprising Jimmy Sheirgill, Aamir Bashir, and especially Anupam Kher... full review

Thumbs up by Daliya Daspurkayastha, Business of Cinema ...Aamir Bashir is up to the mark. Deepal Shaw plays her part with poise.... full review

Thumbs up by Jaya Biswas, Buzz18 ...As one might be deceived by the promos, A Wednesday, directed by Neeraj Pandey, has nothing to do with the 2006 train explosions, and is not another Mumbai Meri Jaan... full review

Thumbs up by Yasser Usmaan, DearCinema ...Shah. It’s not an extraordinary role but Shah with his brilliance takes it to another level.... full review

Thumbs up by Robert L Sungte, Deccan Herald ...maybe fictitious but it draws inspiration from the realities of our time.... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...not too long.. not too short.. no crap scenes... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...What makes A Wednesday an engrossing watch is that it focuses more on the thriller element than trying to be a film that preaches.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...It has a walloping impact – and despite some sections which could be interpreted as Muslim bashing – is absolutely A-grade. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...it's a film best seen without any impressions. It's a film whose charm lies in its unraveling.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...This movie has so much to offer than a few vital glimpses highlighted in the promos. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Though you are unremittingly glued to the screen throughout its runtime, it’s the superlatively intelligent pre-climax that catches you unaware... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...The movie is just 1:30 hours in duration and the director even manages to squeeze in a couple of comic scenes too... full review

Thumbs up by Amrita, Indiequill ...This is perhaps because it is not a message movie, as much as it is a watercooler movie - the kind that makes you think rather than handing you an instruction manual.... full review

Thumbs up by Harsha Jain, Intermission, The Bookeazy Blog ...You just can’t predict the next scene or move, it leaves you guessing and then exults you with its turn out.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, J.A.M ...nothing about Naseer really surprises, because this here is an actor who takes pride in his craft. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mr. Inkenti, Mr. Inketis Weblog ...The film is gripping and well directed without any slow and unnecessary scenes... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Mumbai Mirror ...I suspect the larger problem with the picture is not as much with its point, as that we need unsubtly find one, and be disappointed by it.... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...But post-interval, Neeraj's script takes a turn that sets A Wednesdayapart from the slew of terror films we’ve seen recently. ... full review

So-So by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ...So even while I find myself complaining and cribbing about the film's lack of significant depth, A Wednesday does make an eminently watchable film ... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Cleverly the narration manoeuvres all the physical action away from the two aging protagonists to a couple of hot-blooded young cops played effectively by Jimmy Shergill and Aamir Bashir... full review

Thumbs up by Mythily Ramachandran, Now Running.com ...Naseeruddin Shah steals the show with his character... full review

So-So by Pavan Jha, Passion for Cinema ...I am happy that it ended in 95 minutes and saved a lot of time specially on the nonsense it could have been if it had been a full length feature in terms of our average movie length... full review

Thumbs up by Phoenixnu, Passion for Cinema ...where is he hiding ? or is he already busy signing multi film deals ? Because A Wednesday is one of the best debuts of this year and a must watch! ... full review

Thumbs up by Joxily John, Planet Bollywood ...Anupam Kher. Despite all those silly inane roles that have plagued this mans filmography, some rare roles like this give us an insight into this actor’s worth.... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...laced with powerful content swathed with the brilliant performances by the luminous stars of high caliber.... full review

Thumbs up by Elvis D'Silva, Rediff ...Movies like A Wednesday throw up more questions about marketing and communication than they do about good versus bad cinema... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Missteps in the script make you wonder if the makers were genuinely attempting a film making a strong social comment.... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, StarBoxOffice ...Naseeruddin Shah shows us why he is a legend... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...one of the most original dramas onaaj ka burning issue... full review

So-So Upper Stall ...Neither of the roles are written with any real depth, and are not particularly challenging assignments for these two seasoned performers.... full review