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Karan Johar the uncrowned Baadshah of mush has already taken the first step in breaking his image as a director by announcing a hard hitting film My Name Is Khan. He has now also expressed his high appreciation for the recently released critically acclaimed hit, A Wednesday which also deals with terrorism like his next venture does.
Karan says, "I saw A Wednesday on Thursday and it made me hopeful for every Friday that is going to come our way. Neeraj Pandey's (in my opinion, the finest directorial debut in a very long time) narrative flow, technical expertise, and hold on the tonality of each and every scene is exemplary. There is not one false note that rings through the film and every member of the ensemble cast (save the 'superstar' character on the receiving end of 'threatening' underworld phone calls) delivered the directors' vision to full satisfaction."
Speaking about Anupam Kher's acting Karan says, "He has always been, a superb actor and his performance in A Wednesday serves to remind mainstream filmmakers that here exists an actor who's been largely underused in the past. His restraint, silences, and body language are pitched perfect. The poignancy of the film, the message behind the proceedings, and some of the subtle layers that hint at the system at large are relevant even more so today."
"Coming back to Naseeruddin Shah, his climax monologue is elevating and commands an ovation. I feel inferior in every way to comment on his genius, so all I'm going to do is request this acting institution to take more part in the new Indian cinema movement that thrives today. It would be entirely our loss as a fraternity if we didn't see more of him. Watch out for his expert dialogue deliverance and you will realize that acting without acting is an art only he has mastered. More power to the team that made this small, large film." Karan concludes.