18.11…A code of secrecy

Review :-

A Wednesday (2008) was about giving a stern warning to terrorists and the system that a common man’s resilience should not be taken for granted. This film draws inspiration from it and goes a step further as it offers an anti-bomb blast solution.

The film has its heart in the right place but the execution is way too idealistic and far-fetched for your liking. Terrorism is too intricate an issue to be dealt with so lightly. We are sure the real terrorists don’t hold placards, acknowledging their identity! You see that happening here. Some men with Afghan accents are shown chanting ‘terrorism zindabad’ slogans, which is insanely naive and quite hilarious.

Also, the excessive preachiness gets annoying after a while. Dialogues like, “I am Indian, imaandari is a national virtue, desh bhakti, desh ki seva” are used frequently. These lines exceed action. Every character speaks a lot but does nothing. Also, the songs are terribly placed.

Lead actor Rehal Khan has a good presence but the highly ambitious story fails him. Nipon Goswami, Gulshan Grover and Mukesh Tiwari act well in their supporting roles.

The film had potential, decent production values but merging science and crime wasn’t a smart decision after all.

Story :-

A software engineer is arrested for allegedly planting bombs in Mumbai, Kashmir and Guwahati. Is he the terrorist?

The Times of India

Review :- A Wednesday (2008) was about giving a stern warning to terrorists and the system that a common man's resilience should not be taken for granted. This film draws inspiration from it and goes a step further as it offers an anti-bomb blast solution. The film has its heart in the right place but the execution is way too idealistic and far-fetched for your liking. Terrorism is too intricate an issue to be dealt with so lightly. We are sure the real terrorists don't hold placards, acknowledging their identity! You see that happening here. Some men with Afghan accents…

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