John Day (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 15 Critic Reviews | Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda


Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Shernaz Patel, Salim Ghouse, Vipin Sharma, Elena Kazan


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Ahishor Solomon


Ahishor Solomon



Prakash Kutty

weird aggregate rating 3.5/10music:

Sandeep Chowta

produced by:

Anjum Rizvi, Aatef A Khan, K Asif





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run time:
130 minutes
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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-7
There's a plethora of film releases week after week. To stand tall in the midst of it all is indeed a herculean task. 2013 has thrown a lot of surprises at the BO. While well-made masala entertainers still rule the roost, attracting the entertainment-seeking audience in hordes, the spectator has also
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  •  Oye Times -Faisal Saif Rating-6
John Day is a film from the house of Anjum Rizvi. The same producer who 
gave us 'A Wednesday' (2008). A Wednesday was a political patriotic thriller
which received a Standing Ovation from the audience in Cinemas, And John 
Day is a decent performance oriented thriller here which requires a lot
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  •  Times of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-5
John Day, a rip-off of Spanish thriller Box 507, is dark, edgy and brooding thanks to the execution and background score. The debutante director manages to create a mood of suspense as he keeps things unpredictable, especially towards the beginning. However, as the film progresses
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  •  Rediff -Paloma Sharma Rating-1
Director Ahishor Solomon’s John Day was supposed to be a dark, twisted thriller that makes you look into your own soul and question the abyss that stares back at you.Unfortunately, it does not succeed.
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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-2
The matter-of-factness with which brutal acts are interspersed through this film, and the zest with which they are carried out, made me think that this must be a copy of some Hollywood film. But the rest of it is weighed down with childhood angst in a very European fashion.
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-2
The film’s setting has a blazing eloquent feel but the script and the screenplay muddle it. At the outset itself, the film is a bad copy of a Spanish film. As the film advances, the story becomes more and more hard to find as you will constantly find yourself compelled to question where
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  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-2
One fine day a producer (or Anjum Rizvi) came across a boy named Neeraj Pandey and made his bet on Neeraj's script, that led to the movie 'A Wednesday'. The film was well received. In keeping with the spirit of the aforementioned recipe (which did work, too), this producer
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-3
It's about time that filmmakers understand merely ripping international films, stuffing actors with credibility and squashing together some violent scenes with shock value won't guarantee a good film. Ultimately, more than the story it's the execution that comes into consideration.
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-6
In fact, director Ahishor Solomon’s 'John Day', keeps going way over-the-top throughout, falling into the category of the lately-hatched genre Asia Extreme. Huff? Howl? Complain? Not entirely because the dark Tom and Jerry game – some aspects inspired evidently by the Spanish thriller 'Box 507'
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-3
John Day directed by first-timer Ahishor Solomon, is a film that should come with a statutory warning. The convoluted plot gives you a throbbing migraine, but I'd also caution you to go see this film on an empty stomach or you might lose your lunch over the gut-churning violence depicted throughout.
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-3
I thought that in the age of Google, filmmakers would be reluctant to flat-out steal someone else’s work. John Day proves me wrong. Without a hint of discomfort, debutant director Ahishor Solomon lifts plot, scenes and even dialogue from the Spanish crime thriller Box 507.
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-4
The story of John Dayis as cryptic as its motives. What starts off as a murder mystery soon becomes a pretentious mind game mumbo jumbo between a regular bank manager John Day (Naseer) and brooding cop (Randeep).

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-4
The story is of two diametrically different men, one an honest bank manager John Day (Naseeruddin Shah) and the other a depraved cop (Randeep Hooda) with intense backstories that bring them head-to-head in an unforeseen clash that consumes their individualities.
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  •  Mid-Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-4
A thriller it is supposed to be. And looks pretty promising in the beginning too. A young girl and a boy go to an area where they are not supposed to, and tragedy strikes. The rest of the film is the aftermath of that tragedy and slow unravelling of the facts that led to the tragedy.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
JohnDay directed by first timer Ahishor Solomon shows the film and the filmmaker in complete command of its technical craft but little control over his sensational and gory impulses that turn a potential edge of the seat, dark and brooding thriller into undesired deceitful in the end.
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John Day (2013)
3.5 out of 10
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15 reviews.