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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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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:

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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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References Schindler's List (1993) See more »

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Jab Bhi Cigarette - Jazz
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Vivid. Unreal. Stunning. Abstract art at its best.
28 October 2007 | by singh-amritSee all my reviews

Hmmm… so didn't we think "abstract art" is a term coined to be used only for paintings or photographs or at best sculptures or any form of art that is static? Whenever we thought of an abstract cinema, most of us would start and stop at Shyam Benegal.

But Anurag Kashyap with his latest film, changes lots of definitions and perceptions. No doubt Shayam Benegal brand of cinema is one of the USPs of Indian film Industry. But usually in that brand of cinema you could see through Director's brain by the end. You could make out what was the film maker trying to portray. But Anurag Kashyap keeps his card close to his chest till the end. It's hard to define if it was a good thing to do or bad. But the fact remains that there would be numerous questions in your mind after watching this film with various possible answers and none of the answer being totally right or totally wrong. This is peak of vivid imagination. This is stuff dreams are made of.

Anurag, the director of highly rated Black Friday, shows that there is an intelligent film maker in there who dares to think away from ordinary. This bold attempt may not fetch him commercial success every time, but one thing is for sure that we have a film maker who makes film he believes in and not for making money. This is a good sign for Indian cinema. He gives a new dimension to Art Cinema. Every few reels, you can feel proud that you have got to the crux of the events going on screen, you can soar sky high. But then suddenly you realize that you don't have wing, the film takes an unimaginative new turn and you are left where you started.

With stunning cinematography, amazing art work, superb direction and high class acting, this certainly is an experience of its own kind. John Abraham looks sexy with his hot 6 packs. Paresh Rawal is as good as it gets. Ayesha Takia is decent.

Don't try to find or infuse any sense or logic of your own, just watch what is shown, be it lady singing in Adnan Sami's voice or a bath tub in Siberia opening in underground world in Mumbai, and you might like the ride.


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