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, â€˜Black Fridayâ€™ and â€˜Paanchâ€™, Director Anurag Kashyap is back with his next film. â€˜No Smokingâ€™ seems to be Anuragâ€™s commercialized attempt at Bollywood.
Cast: John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Ranvir Shorey, Bipasha Basu (Guest)
Movie is about “K” (John) who is a chain smoker with problem of attitude, he smokes everywhere, while on walk, while on talk or even bathroom he smokes. He is so much into smoking that his wife threatens him to leave but then comes his friend Abbas Tyrewala (Ranvir Shauri) who was also a chain smoker and had actually made K to smoke for first time but now he is no more smoker and he suggest K to join a rehabilitation center of “Baba Bengali”.
Baba Bengali, is a mysterious character who runs a rehabilitation hub, which help people come out of their addictions. â€˜Kâ€™ meets him and agrees to a freeze contract. â€˜Freezedâ€™ because once agreed upon, K cannot come out of it. Soon, â€˜Kâ€™ realises the power of the contract when pushes the buttons, throws caution to the wind and challenges the Babaâ€™s agreement.
â€˜Kâ€™ is entangled in a smoky game between the self-assumed all-knowing gatekeeper of the netherworld and an innocent. Now, â€˜Kâ€™ is on his way to escape from the hands of Baba. The only way is the completion of the contract.
Technically speaking the film stands strong, especially the cinematography and the background score are worth an applause. Musically, there is no treat for the viewers except for â€˜Jab Bhi Cigarette Peeta Hoonâ€™ which has been shot in truly Hollywood style. The item number picturized on Bipasha Basu is also placed at the end credits.