A surreal story about a man, his addiction of smoking, and a mysterious and powerful organisation, which claims to cure such addictions, though through very unusual ways.

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Shri Shri Prakash Guru Ghantal Baba Bangali Sealdah Wale
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K lives a wealthy lifestyle in India along with his widowed mother and brother, J. His mother works as an interpreter with the German embassy. As a child K acquired the habit of chain-smoking along with his friend, Abbas Tyrewala. Now matured, running his own business, married to Anjali, who also doubles as his Secretary, Annie, K continues to chain-smoke. When Abbas quits, he manages to convince K to undergo treatment at the Prayogshala located near Kalkatta Karpets but K refuses. He changes his mind when Anjali moves out, decides to undergo treatment, goes to Prayogshala, meets with Guruji, is forcibly enlisted, then again forced to sign a Cheque for 21 Lakhs Rupees for his treatment, and after doing so is discharged with a warning that very bad things will happen to him and everyone of his family if he dares to smoke again. Watch what happens when K decides to secretly re-locate and continue to smoke. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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a tribute to abstract cinema
27 October 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

after the devastating black Friday, director Anurag Kashyap is back with yet another film, this time roughly based on a Stephen king novel quitters inc. no smoking is a film which is not meant for everyone, in fact the number of people who will find this movie engaging is very few and far between. the central character of the film "K" is addicted to smoking which becomes the worrying point for his wife Anjali who threatens him that she would think of divorce if he doesn't think of leaving smoking. helpless he decides to go into a rehabilitation center, who's process of making smokers quit is a bit unconventional to say the least. what happens after that should not be revealed. the movie has some brilliant visual effects, excellent cinematography and strong direction for most of the part. john Abraham pulls of a difficult role pretty well though he has a long way to go before he can boast of his acting skills. there are flaws in the film and for which it would fail to get an audience in most places, the director of the film takes it's audience for granted, he is so busy in showing off his genius that he forgets about the people for whom he is making this movie. the result is the bizarre puzzling ending. in all this film is one that avoids traditional Bollywood clichés and is fresh in its story,look and treatment. Just on final word of advise for the director, at the time when Indian new wave cinema is again starting to grow, lets all just not make different movies but lets all make good movies.


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