A Wednesday on A Friday
I continue to give myself reasons to be proud of myself. Pat on the back, Nabeel Shakeel Ahmed. You made another good decision – watching A Wednesday was possibly the best choice I’ve made all week (not that I had to make many choices after exams were over, but it’s been a fairly eventful week regardless – car accidents, farewells, and more).
Taran Adarsh says: “…A WEDNESDAY is amongst the finest — and bravest — films to come out in 2008.”
And I couldn’t agree more.
This was a great movie – similar to Aamir, suspense thriller based on terrorism in a big city – and maybe that’s why I connected so well to both of them. Karachi has seen its fair share of terrorism in the past four years and I completely understand where this guy is coming from.
I was undecided between Jodhaa Akbar and A Wednesday..and I went with A Wednesday primarily because of Taran Adarsh’s review, which I had read months ago, and the presence of Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher – both actors that I have immense respect for – actors who I believed wouldn’t work in a low-quality production. I had completely forgotten about Jimmy Shergill, who ended up winning an award for his great portrayal of a firebrand ala Amitabh in Aakhri Raasta, copied by so many more over the years. New director, but good company – I can’t remember the last bad UTV production I saw. But then that is also because I choose which movies to watch pretty carefully 😉
I refuse to spoil anything for anyone.
Just watch the movie.
And remember to applaud Naseeruddin Shah.
Echoed all our feelings so wonderfully well.