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K is so addicted to smoking that is has become impossible for him to live without it. However, he gets a rude jolt when fed up with her husband's craving for ciggies, his wife, Anjali walks out on him never to return unless he quits smoking. It is then he decides to do something about his obsession. He goes to meet Baba Bengali Sealdahwaale, who runs a 'Prayogshala' -- a centre for rehabilitation from all sorts of addiction and afflictions. When he meets the Baba; he walks into an agreement he can't walk out of. Proud and desperate, K throws caution to the wind and challenges… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film fails to entertain in the conventional sense of the term, and often feels like a documentary."
‑ Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"No Smoking doesn't kill anything - not even time."
‑ , Sun Online
"A cut above the usual Bollywood fare, though ultimately too slight to justify its rather exorbitant running time."
‑ Neil Smith, Film4
"The film swirls about frantically in the effort to entertain, has a terrible Bob Fosse-like dance sequence and generally overstays its welcome."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A real oddity, shifting gear after the first half-hour from whimsical melodrama to morality-tale-cum-psychodrama."
‑ Karl French, Financial Times
"If and when Bollywood does deliver a crossover hit, it's likely this film-maker will be behind it."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian
"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."
‑ Neil Smith, thelondonpaper
"Quite demented."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"An enjoyably barmy movie that plunders from everything from Cabaret to Cocteau's Orphée."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
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