Sunday, September 7, 2008

a Wednesday on a Sunday

Some Bollywood film-makers are increasingly getting experimental and ready to push the envelope. After Rock-On, its the turn of the makers of 'a Wednesday'. Tight script that runs for around 100 minutes, no songs, no love angles and no item numbers. All you get is a tight thriller and an exciting roller-coaster ride. The story is about the plight of the common man against terrorism. The movie is well-directed, and performances especially from Anupam Kher and Naseerudin Shah are spectacular. Background score is very loud, something they ought to have done away with. 

Fuzzy road directions? Just one thing though. If film-makers want to use real life locations based in real life cities, do they really think they can fool us by showing us one locality and then telling us its some other one. For instance, there is a scene where a van carrying some people is supposed to be travelling from south Bombay to Juhu airport. The van is shown descending on Marine Drive Queen's necklace, from atop the Princess Street-Marine Drive flyover, then proceeding towards Charni Road (nothing wrong till here) and then, lo-behold, take a U-Turn back towards Marine Drive. All the while we are being told that the van is going towards Juhu! Despite Bombay being a major market for movies, especially Bollywood, they expect us to believe the road going towards Churchgate is the one that goes towards Juhu! Wake up guys. We are not idiots.  

Anyways, these are minor complaints in an otherwise worthy watch. 
Rating: * * * 1/2

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