No Smoking MovieCast: John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Ranvir Shorey Director: Anurag Kashyap ; Rating: **1/2

With a rather unusual name, the story is more unusual and is a thriller about a chain smoker (John Abraham).

After two highly controversial films, albeit good films, ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Paanch’, Director Anurag Kashyap is back with his next film.

‘No Smoking’ seems to be Anurag’s commercialized attempt at Bollywood.

‘No Smoking’ is being made under the banners of ‘Big Screen Entertainer’ and ‘Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures Pvt Ltd’. The project is produced by Kumar Mangat and directed by Anurag Kashyap. His other films had character artistes like Kay Kay, etc. But with ‘No Smoking’, Anurag has gone mainstream.

The movie stars top Bollywood actors, Ayesha Takia and John Abraham in the lead.

The film was previously named ‘Cigarette smoking can be injurious to health’.

No Smoking Hindi MovieThe makers finally decided to go in for a shorter name, “No Smoking” for its catchyness and its ability to convey the message of the film.

Talented, versatile actors like Paresh Rawal and Ranvir Shourie also play an important part in ‘No Smoking’.

Though, ‘No Smoking’ has big stars in it. ‘No Smoking’ is not the run of the mill story.

The film brings in an interesting line of actors in one frame.

‘K’ (John) is addicted to smoking and refuses to quit. When his wife, Anjali (Ayesha), walks out on him because of his ways, he decides to meet Baba Bengali (Paresh), a mysterious character who runs a rehab centre.

Baba has strict rules: If you sign the agreement but break his rules, there are consequences, as ‘K’ realizes ………….

Info:‘No Smoking’ storyline “has similarities with Stephen Kings short story ‘Quitters’, Inc.

The story released in the ‘Night Shift’ anthology was adopted as one of the three films called ‘Cat’s Eye’ starring James Wood and Alan King.

TJohn Abraham in No Smokinghe plot of ‘No Smoking’ revolves around the a chain smoker K (John Abraham).

He is not ready to do anything about his smoking habit until his wife Anjali (Ayesha Takia) convinces him to meet Baba Bengali (Paresh Rawal).

Baba Bengali, is a mysterious character who runs a rehabilitation hub, which help people come out of their addictions.

‘K’ meets him and agrees to a freeze contract. ‘Freezed’ because once agreed upon, K cannot come out of it.

Soon, ‘K’ realises the power of the contract when pushes the buttons, throws caution to the wind and challenges the Baba’s agreement.

‘K’ is entangled in a smoky game between the self-assumed all-knowing gatekeeper of the netherworld and an innocent.

Now, ‘K’ is on his way to escape from the hands of Baba. The only way is the completion of the contract.

What’s in store for K? Is his wife involved in these mis-happenings? Does ‘K’ manage to come out clear or gets blown up in the smoky clouds? Watch the movie asap, you have all your questions answered.

Source: India Target

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