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No Smoking (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 26 October 2007 (India)
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.

Director:

Anurag Kashyap

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Raj Singh Chaudhary (story) (as Raja Chaudhary), Anurag Kashyap (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Abraham ... K
Ayesha Takia ... Anjali / Annie
Paresh Rawal ... Shri Shri Prakash Guru Ghantal Baba Bangali Sealdah Wale
Ranvir Shorey ... Abbas Tyrewala
Kiku Sharda ... Doctor in charge of K's brother J
Akhauri P. Sinha Akhauri P. Sinha ... ACP
Joy Fernandes Joy Fernandes ... J's friend Alex
Karan Makhija ... J's friend, at the starting.
Megh Pant Megh Pant ... ACP Assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pravishi Das Pravishi Das ... Woman in Burkha (as Pravishee)
Joy Fernandas Joy Fernandas
Sanjay Gandhi Sanjay Gandhi ... Chacha
Jesse Randhawa Jesse Randhawa ... Dancer / Singer
Gajraj Rao ... Rajendra Kishan Dhingra
Vineet Sharma
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Storyline

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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Country:

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Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (India) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Ranvir Shorey's character name was taken from Anurag Kashyap's good friend Abbas Tyrewala. See more »

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Kash Laga
Written by Gulzar
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The best tribute to Franz Kafka
27 November 2010 | by rohan-choukkarSee all my reviews

For all those illiterates (the numbers of these great unwashed I do not doubt, it is hardly surprising that the movie bombed) who give it 1-2 stars and talk about preserving sanity, a question: Ever heard of Franz Kafka? I saw this movie just after I had read The Trial and The Castle back-to-back. It is a brilliant tribute to the genius of Kafka: I wonder that is what Anurag Kashyap intended in the first place. The plot follows the same twists and turns that one would have in a Kafka novel, particularly the descent to meet the Baba. It is not just any shady place, it is a passage from The Trial faithfully replicated: when K first approaches his accusers (note the name: another Kafka hallmark). Sheer genius. Both the original writer, and the film-maker.


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