Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Wednesday on A Wednesday

A Wednesday on A Wednesday - wow I realised this just now !

With the current affairs being what it is, the most proactive action I could take was to watch the movie "A Wednesday" ... damn I feel so guilty about sarcasm. About the recent Saturday blasts, my MIL believes in the Aamir theory. She is sure, no educated young people nowadays can ignore their family and indulge in things which will cause so much heartburn to so many families. After all, those affected are not from any single community. She is sure such people have been coerced with some fear. Back to the movie world, the good part is that these movies now show how we are standing up. Here the hero is no Sunny Doel; here they are the common people and they are getting back.

Watching this movie is hundred times better than reading it's review anywhere. The movie was non-tight, non-sleek, non-stylish, no-trendy camera angles, no-nonsense movie. And yet absolutely satisfying. Too short I say. Like a very well made Hindi thriller TV episode (is that even possible ?).

The good guys did not preach or convert, they just took action. Oh ok, not forgetting the 'long explanation' at the climax. And Shergill's crisp summary after. But that speech was so well written, so real world words; like the director had parsed all blogs or picked from his neighbour's conversation or something. So real, so common, and so refreshing. I wish someone put it verbatim up on web. That way all dialogs were fresh & crisp, without any cocky background sound effect to convey intelligence.

Some things were left loose ofcourse. What was that 'Beta' refrence in the last call ? And how come he was the 'chief strategist' & all pally with the 4, if eventually he turned out to be someone else ?

And some logistical questions. How could he carry so much vegetable, so high up, in that flimsy plastic bag. I mean I buy that much every other day, and my jute bag keep threatening to tear apart. Plus the weight lifting pain. And how could he sit all afternoon in all that direct sun ? I mean yes the view is great, but it would be tough to get all that work done, in that sun.

And what's with the name ? Absolutely no significance. But very chic yes.


Rajeev said...

Indeed, and even I enjoyed this good movie. A very well compiled movie.

Sayesha said...

Hey! The Wednesday had some significance. Remember Naseer saying, "When they caused the bomb blasts, they asked us a question - hum tumhe yunhi maarte rahenge, tum kya kar loge? The blasts on Monday, on Tuesday... I have merely replied on Wednesday." :)

Vasanthan said...

maybe i should give it a shot.

Prithi Shetty said...

Hey thanks Sayesha. I remember that was the only Wednesday refrence.

And let me too join the "I heart Shergill" club here :) His version of chikna, gum-chewing yeda was definitely delicious. Add Aamir Bashir, and there is no shortage of eye-candy in this movie.

Sure you should, Vasanthan.

Lotus Reads said...

I have a copy of the movie here...going to make sure I watch it after your ringing endorsement. Thanks Prithi!

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