No Smoking (2007)
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A man who wants to give up cigarettes for the sake of his wife discovers quitting is far more hazardous to his health in this bizarre black comedy from India. K (John Abraham) is troubled at night by recurring nightmares that he's trapped inside a Russian concentration camp, and during his waking hours he's constantly hounded by his wife Anjali (Ayesha Takia) to stop smoking. K loves nicotine and doesn't want to give up tobacco, but when Anjali forces him to choose between her and chain smoking,
Oct 26, 2007 Wide
Jan 1, 2008
Eros Entertainment - Official Site
The film fails to entertain in the conventional sense of the term, and often feels like a documentary.
The film swirls about frantically in the effort to entertain, has a terrible Bob Fosse-like dance sequence and generally overstays its welcome.
You'll be wishing this weirdly uneven tale came with its own government health warning - if only so you come prepared for an assortment of incongruous musical numbers and performances that couldn't be broader if they tried.
While intended as a comedy, there's not a scintilla of wit to be found here, let alone an honest-to-goodness laugh, and at over two hours, it goes way beyond a joke.
A real oddity, shifting gear after the first half-hour from whimsical melodrama to morality-tale-cum-psychodrama.
An enjoyably barmy movie that plunders from everything from Cabaret to Cocteau's Orphée.
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