The film starts off with an extremely worried and concerned Savitri (Nishigandha Wad) meeting up a spiritual guru Acharyaji (Arun Bali) in order to know about the safety and whereabouts of her son who is settled in Bangkok. This is immediately followed by a ‘musical introduction’ of her son Janardhan Arora aka Johnny (Kunal Khemu).
Just when things are getting settled down, Johnny’s boss Ramona Bakshi (Mansi Scott) summons him to her cabin and accuses him of ‘insider trading’ in the company. She also gives him a couple of choices as a punishment. The first option is to serve 10 years of Rigorous Imprisonment in jail and the second option is to spend 3 days in Pattaya. After much reluctance and a failed escape plan to India, Johnny chooses the Pattaya option. The moment he reaches Pattaya, he is loaded with a set of instructions from Ramona Bakshi’s man aka ‘Mr. Nobody’ (Aseem Merchant), who instructs Johnny to kill Tanya (Zoa Morani).
Left with absolutely no option, the very moment Johnny makes up his mind to kill Tanya, there appears a ‘jin’ (Vikram Bhatt), at the behest of Acharyaji. The ‘jin’ offers to help Johnny in a very unnatural way. He gives Johnny two lives to live. While in the ‘first life’ Johnny can kill Tanya and see the consequences for himself, in the ‘second life’, Johnny can save Tanya see the consequences. Game for this, Johnny starts living both the lives and faces the consequences in both. The story takes a sudden U- turn when the two Johnnys meet each other face to face. What happens when Johnny’s ‘two lives’ meet each other, what happens to Tanya and Johnny, what is the hidden motive of Ramona Bakshi to get Tanya killed… is what forms the rest of the film.
Director Shivamm Nair, who has to his credit a history of making not-so- memorable films like AHISTA AHISTA, MAHARATHI, GHOST GHOST NA RAHA, falters terribly with BHAAG JOHNNY, right from the word go. He has erred with the most essential element of filmmaking viz., direction. One really wonders as to what he was thinking when he was making the film. While the film does have its moments under the sun (strictly a handful of them), the rest of the film lands up doing nothing to the viewers, except confusing them to the core. The film is far, far away from having an engaging or a gripping storyline that is required to hold the interest of the viewers.