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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.

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Anurag Kashyap

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

Hindi | English

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (India) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Kay Kay Menon was the first choice for the lead role (K), but he declined suggesting Kashyap to cast an actor having stardom. Anurag then offered SRK the role, who ultimately declined as he felt that the movie promotes 'anti-smoking' feelings. John Abraham was the only star-actor to love the script, and agree to do it. See more »

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References Cat's Eye (1985) See more »

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Jab Bhi Cigarette - Jazz
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Adnan Sami
Courtesy of EROS Music
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No Smoking - Welcome to New Age Cinema of Beauty and Class
9 November 2007 | by aurotaroSee all my reviews

Throw away the colorful clothes, all the expensive jewellery and welcome to realistic cinema.

A theme which is hard to make a movie on, attempted by a writer/director of many realistic movies like Black Friday and Satya.

What appears on the screen is true magic of a director who thinks a different way. A second of this movie cannot be missed, a minute is as good as not watching the movie.

Put on your thinking caps for a movie. See, visualize, enthrall.

This movie is a must-watch for those who love change, who love to think about every scene in the movie and analyze.

Commercial? -- 0% value.

Cinematic Experience? - 200% value.

It did take me two full times to watch this movie to understand the whole concept of this movie.

It did make me think 10 times before I touched my next cigarette.

I applaud you Mr Anurag Kashyap. Screw the critics who slammed you.


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