The story is about a man known only as 'K' (John Abraham), who is in his 30s and is a heavy chain-smoker. He is very confident in himself and very arrogant in nature. K is also revealed to have smoked spiked ganja (marijuana) and landed up in hospital due to it. His well-wishers have tried to make him quit but to no avail. Both his friends, Abbas Tyrewala (Ranvir Shorey) and the doctor who treats K's brother (played by Karan Makhija), offer to set up an appointment at a rehabilitation center called 'Prayogshaala' ('The Laboratory'), which they claim will rid K of his dreadful habit. K finally relents after his wife Anjali (Ayesha Takia) leaves him, unable to take the strain K's smoking places on their relationship.<br/>K decides to check out Prayogshaala, and meets Shri Shri Prakash Guru Ghantal Baba Bengali Sealdahwale (Paresh Rawal), the man who is to save him. When he gets to Kalkatta Karpets, the front for the unconventional rehab center, his Labyrinth-esque adventure starts. The method Prayogshaala uses to cure their patients of their addiction is 'fear'. Each time a patient gives in to their vice, Baba makes sure that something shocking happens to them.<br/> The first offense is almost killing a loved one by keeping him/her in a chamber full of cigarette smoke the person has smoked in his entire life for a duration of 5 minutes.<br/> The second offense is losing a finger.<br/> The third offense is the death of a loved one.<br/> The last offense is taking the soul of the person from his body although this offense is described very loosely.<br/>K refuses to sign the contract and pay the fee of INR 21,11,001 for his treatment but is forced to do so by Baba Bengali and his disciples.<br/>K keeps to the terms but fails twice and is punished. K is now very conscious about the third time.<br/>K meets an old friend who has returned from Cuba to sell cigars in India. He invites K to his launch event. K goes and is forced to put a cigar in his mouth. Thirty seconds later, he gets a phone call from the police that they are at his house, his wife is missing and possibly dead. He calls Baba and is told that for smoking, his "loved one" i.e. wife, has been killed by Baba for the third offense. He protests that he did not smoke and only put the cigarette and Baba apologizes for the mistake saying it is too late. He asks baba to tell the police about this, but the line goes dead and the phone number is non-existent on dialling. K's protests are ignored and even his friend, who lost his fingers, now seems to have all his fingers. The police do not believe K and force him to light up. Two minutes later, K gets a phone call that his brother committed suicide due to his smoking habit. K raves angrily at the police and is thrown in Jail.<br/>After getting bail, he discovers that Baba Bengali permits the sins to be done during Zero minute and he goes to a fair where he sees Baba just before he lights up, but cannot reach Baba. Suddenly the scene changes and K has woken up in a Russian army base with a call from his wife who asks why he believes she is dead. K is confused, but escapes from the base jumping into water and ends up in a ragged room from which he sees himself staring out from a hospital room. He sees his wife and Baba behind his suited self and they are telling him that the version he sees is his body. He calls out but no one can hear him because his body no longer hears his inner soul.
John Abraham, Ranvir Shorey, Joy Fernandes, more..
Anurag Kashyap
Release Date
Fri Oct, 26 2007

Cast Overview

John Abraham
... K
Ranvir Shorey
... Abbas Tyrewala
Joy Fernandes
... Alex
Ayesha Takia Azmi
... Anjali - Honey
Kiku Sharda

Crew Overview

Vishal Bhardwaj
... Producer
Kumar Mangat Pathak
... Producer
Anurag Kashyap
... Story / Writers
Raj Singh Chaudhary
... Story / Writers
Ashley Lobo
... Choreographers