No Smoking

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  • 1993
  • 7.3  (8,595)

The movie No Smoking from 2007 starring John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, and Paresh Rawal is a psychological thriller directed by Anurag Kashyap. It is a story about a person's addiction to smoking and how he tries to get rid of it. The movie depicts the life of K (John Abraham), a chain smoker, who is happily married to a loving wife Anjali (Ayesha Takia). K's life becomes a living hell due to his addiction to smoking. His wife nags him time and again to give up smoking, to which K responds by smoking even more. One day, his doctor informs him that he has reached the end-stage of lung cancer, and he has only a few months to live. Faced with the prospect of death, K decides to try anything to stop smoking.

He hears about a rehabilitation center called Prayogshala that promises to cure addiction through a mind-bending technique. The center is run by a mesmerizing guru called Baba Bengali (Paresh Rawal). K visits the center and meets Baba Bengali, who tells him that he can cure him, but there is a catch. He must sign a unique contract, which states that he will never smoke again. If he breaks the contract, he will have to pay a hefty price. K signs the contract, not realizing its gravity.

K undergoes a mind-bending treatment that puts him in a parallel world where he can see himself smoke but cannot physically do so. As he progresses through the treatment, K realizes that Baba Bengali is not who he appears to be. The guru seems to control K's reality through a mysterious power, pushing K to the brink of insanity.

K's world falls apart as he tries to fight against the forces that control him. He follows a trail of unanswered questions, bizarre happenings, and a string of unexplainable events that leads him to an alarming truth. He realizes that he must break the contract and be responsible for the consequences or live his life under the control of the mysterious forces that rule him.

The movie No Smoking is a perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and thrill with an outstanding performance by John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, and Paresh Rawal. The film's cinematography captures the dark and foreboding ambiance perfectly, and the screenplay is well-written and gripping.

The music by Vishal Bhardwaj adds a layer of intrigue to the film, and is almost used like a character in itself. The songs, especially Phoonk De, are a perfect mix of rock and techno beats that add to the film's edgy feel.

No Smoking addresses the theme of addiction and the power dynamics in human relationships. It also delves into the concept of self-actualization and free will. The movie cleverly uses surrealism and symbolism to bring the audience into K's world and his struggle to take control of his life.

Overall, No Smoking is a unique and intriguing film that keeps the audience engaged until the end. The movie's complex narrative and ambiguous climax leave the viewer to make their interpretation of the story's final outcome. The film is a must-watch for anyone who loves psychological thrillers and thought-provoking cinema.

No Smoking is a 1993 thriller. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    7.3  (8,595)