A Thursday Review: Yami Gautam’s film dares to make a significant point & that alone is its victory

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A Thursday tells the story of a woman who kidnaps 16 children. Naina Jaiswal (Yami Gautam Dhar) is engaged to Rohit Mirchandani (Karanvir Sharma) and lives with him at his mansion. Naina runs a playschool that has been turned into a section of his house. She gets sick and misses three weeks of playschool, which she resumes on a rainy Thursday. When Naina is alone with the children, she calls the Colaba Police Station to report that she has kidnapped 16 children.

Meanwhile, Catherine Alvarez (Neha Dhupia), a pregnant officer, comes on the scene. When Naina fires at her, the cops realise they’re dealing with a severe situation. Javed (Atul Kulkarni) has been requested to come down right now on Naina’s demand. When Javed phones Naina, she says she needs Rs. 5 crores. She promises to release one child after her demand is met, and to disclose the rest of the requests later. After her first demand is met and a youngster is permitted to depart, Naina makes her second demand: to speak with India’s Prime Minister, Maya Rajguru (Dimple Kapadia). The rest of the movie is built around what happens next.


Yami Gautam delivers an astounding performance. In ‘A Thursday’, she has wowed audiences. The script puts a lot of pressure on the actor who gets the most screen time. She needs to flit between expressions while interacting with children and carrying out the entire hostage situation, and she does so with ease.

The Prime Minister is played by Dimple Kapadia. These characters are cakewalking for the actor. She only has a short amount of time here, but she makes the most of it.

Neha Dhupia deserves an award for playing a pregnant woman and pulling off her role. She does the best job she can as a cop. Rather of overshadowing her, Atul Kulkarni enters the performance and assists her. The actor is given a major role, but he doesn’t have anything to perform until the climax.

Direction and Writing:

Behzad Khambata, the director, has made every effort to keep the film as sharp as possible. The film is devoid of music and theatrics, and while Naina’s requests appear implausible, her motivation makes them plausible. Kaizad Gherda’s background score is in rhythm with the thrilling moments, which adds to the intrigue.

When it comes to flaws, the film has a great first half, but the second part grows a little longer. After a while, as Naina’s backstory is revealed in the second half, your patience will be tested. You’ll feel as if you already know everything there is to know about her. However, at the end of the film, you will have a better understanding of Naina’s motivation, the film’s aim, and an honest attempt to present an engaging thriller.


Overall, ‘A Thursday’ is a delightful surprise for thriller fans. From beginning to end, the film and its ensemble will hold your attention.

A Thursday Review












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