He gets a call from his wife enquiring where he is. Two fingers - Note that the fingers K loses at the end of the film are his smoking fingers. Abraham who had previously quit smoking, smoked up to 90 cigarettes a day during the shooting to give the film a more believable look. The method Prayogshaala uses to cure their patients of their addiction is based on fear and psychological manipulation. Many end up losing fingers as they cannot resisit the urge to smoke. The film stars , , and in the lead roles, while appears in an.
His friends and family beg him to quit smoking, to no avail. There are many unofficial on the internet by fans trying to solve the films meaning. At an event, K is forced to place a cigar in his mouth, in order to appease his friend. At least that's the way the film makes it out to be. It was a new kind of film and while it was getting international recognition, in my own country it was being ripped apart. Smoke fills the room, he wakes up in the real world, goes to the bathroom and realises he is missing two fingers.
The kind of people who are the devotees of Baba Bangali are again, you guessed it, symbolic. Unaware of his location, he searches the house for a cigarette. Could someone please explain what this movie was about and what it's main theme was? Ur questions are valid Rippy and Andrews answer to the questions are not appropriate. No Smoking was nominated at several award ceremonies in 2008, primarily for the technical aspects of the film, including 3 nominations. The album is available to download from.
Did he really lose his fingers at the end or was that just a symbolic scene? People reviewed me rather than the movie. Water has been used as a symbol for the transition between K's conscious and the subconscious. K witnesses other members of the group as they try to quit smoking. What you see in your dreams is what you have been through your whole day or life, means since K's entire life has gone through by reading and listening to the ordeal that Russian army imparted to Germans. Offense 2 : Losing a finger. How does Baba Bengali know K's whereabouts every time? At the end when K is completely treated, the rebellious heretic inside K which has been separated from him, cries when looking at what he has become.
You're gona be like - 'god damn it just show me how it ends' and there you go. I didn't understand the plot at all. His wife played by Ayesha Takia threatens to walk out on him if he does not give up his smoking habit. So don't try beating behind the bushes. In a series of haphazard events, the twisted path of K's soul is shown, until it finally reaches his body once again.
I think, to full understand this movie, I need to rewatch it. Trying to prove his story, he seeks out Abbas, who had lost a finger at the rehabilitation centre, only to find that the man has all fingers intact. He's not gona give u an end that u can comfortably digest and be content with. All the absurdness shown in relation to Prayogsala are added to give it an image of an unreasonable institution with bizarre ungraspable power. I just watched this movie ;- It was very hard to understand and really awkward. But the twist is you really don't need to enter in the dreams of the person.
This whole movie is him making fun of and protesting against this unreasonable system. He also sees his wife and Baba. His mother works as an interpreter with the German embassy. You do that too much and you'r bound to get bad reviews from critics for whom a review is a matter of ten minutes hopefully! Our protagonist, K, is a chainsmoking narcissist who risks losing his wife if he doesn't stop smoking. It is also, regrettably, not a Hindi movie by most definitions. It's simply too exclusive for the Bollywood lot.
Seconds later, he receives a phone call from the police, who inform him that his wife is missing and possibly dead. Then what about his friend's mother who got tormented because of his son's smoking is that he convoluted the things. K finally relents after his wife Anjali leaves him, unable to take the strain K's smoking addiction places on their relationship. The movie is based on Stephen King's Quiiters Inc. Indu Mirani from rated it 1. Before a full cinematic release in India, the film was invited to be screened at the where it won huge appreciation from the audience and critics alike.
Scene like K moving to Africa is actually created by Baba himself. You're probably gona read a lot of negative reviews of this film and wonder why I am rpaising it so much. After some time, K meets an old friend, Alex, who is now a Cuban cigar seller. K asks Baba to tell the police about this, but the line goes dead and the phone number is non-existent on dialling. To try and answer some of the key questions you have: - Baba Bengali is able to forcibly make people stop smoking. During the shooting of Kashyap's , his assistant narrated him a different script about a chain smoker who wakes up without cigarettes and is unable to get any because of a curfew.
It is often compared to the films of director , who is known for his cult surrealistic films. He also discovers that he is missing two fingers. He gets shot in the leg and jumps into a bathtub he finds in the snow. This symbolises his acceptance of the need to quit smoking. The film was shot extensively in parts of the , , and , in extremely cold climates with temperatures of minus 25 °C , despite this none of the crew members had any problems during the shooting.