And because I was just talking about it - today's transferred review is of No Smoking!
No Smoking was trashed by everyone when it came out. I understand why - it's not an easy movie to watch and it certainly bears no resemblance to the kind of popular Hindi film it was marketed as. Bispasha Basu did a trailer for the song "Phoonk De" which probably didn't help matters, as she doesn't appear AT ALL in the film. However, looking at it a year later without the baggage of a big release, I have to say No Smoking is a fantastic film - a David Lynch style film, using that dream-like non-sequitar storytelling he is so fond of.
(Also, I'm sorry, John, for making you feel like a piece of meat, but WOW!)
He has a no fail no smoking program! The catch - and there is always one of those - is that he gets you to give up cigarettes by taking away your life and family if you slip up and light up. Ears, fingers, brothers, wives will all go up in flames - leaving you with kuch nahin. And if you are like K then that won't be enough to stop you from lighting up.
BEWARE OF SPOILERS further on...
"K for Klinton - that other cigar aficenado."