A man fights against a tyrannical institution for his right to smoke, hence, for individual freedom.

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Kiku Sharda
Vineet Sharma
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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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Director Anurag Kashyap's friend Kay Kay Menon was the first choice for the main lead role but Kay Kay declined saying that he should cast an actor having stardom, so Anurag went to Shah Rukh Khan. SRK agreed to do the film but when he read the entire script, he commented that he would love to work with Kashyap in the future but since this film promotes "anti smoking" feelings, he will not do it. This is where John Abraham who was the only other mainstream actor to have replied to Kashyap's sms entered the scene. Abraham loved the script and agreed to do it spot on. See more »

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wanna THINK deep, just watch it than!
8 December 2010 | by (Jaipur) – See all my reviews

EXCELLENT is the only word that suits on this movie, i just saw this movie in December 2010 because of the great Indian reviewers who had given such a bad comments on this movie, my friend told me again and again to watch this movie but i was always saying no to him (i thought why to watch that movie which is rated 1.5/5 in the times of India)...i was wrong with every aspect, it is a shame that i had watch this great movie so late! i loved every scene of this movie, this movie has really something to say in each and every scene, Anurag Kashyap no doubt is the best director in India who wanted to change the taste of Indian viewers and i know that he will succeed in this...storyline great, cinematography great, a big hand for Jhon and Paresh, they did the great job...a deep, dark and real concept makes confused sometimes but if you start thinking deeper you'll see that this masterpiece really has many things to say...very well done Anurag, very well done the other star cast...lastly i wanted to say that please watch this different masterpiece and you'll be surely comparing it to the Hollywood movies!


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