Set between 2 pm to 6 pm on a Wednesday, this contemporary and socially-relevant thriller depicts an about-to-retire police commissioner (Anupam Kher) narrating a sequence of events that unfolded on a particular Wednesday. They do not exist in any written record, only in his mind and in those of several individuals who were involved, willingly and unwillingly, and how those events affected the lives of all the concerned people.
The narrative speaks about the sequence of events that begin with a phone call to the Commissioner from an anonymous Indian citizen, who claims to have placed five bombs in locations throughout Mumbai, and programmed them to explode simultaneously within four hours and releases four militants. The rest of the movie revolves around the interactions between these two, and the desperate attempts by the police force to locate the caller and ensure the safety of the general public.
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Though a work of fiction, the script was inspired by the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings. In fact, the incidents that followed the bombings were used as details in the plot. After finishing the script, Pandey sent it to Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah, who were his only choice for the two principal characters, and only after they agreed to play the roles did he continue with the production of the movie. Read More