Bhaag Johnny (2015)

India| September 2015| 118 min| Hindi
Bhaag Johnny (2015)
Genre Action, Thriller
Color Color
Certification India:UA
Locations India
Thailand
Director Shivam Nair
Lead Cast Kunal Khemu, Zoa Morani, Mandana Karimi, Manasi Scott, Vikram Bhatt
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Plot Summary
The thriller film follows the story of Bangkok based Janardhan 'Johnny' Arora (Kunal Khemu) who leads a happy life until he is forced by his boss Ramona Bakshi (Manasi Scott) to become a contract killer, in return of not exposing his scams and treacherous activities if he does her job. He is sent off to Pattaya, where he befriends Tanya (Zoa Morani) as per his job instructions, only to realise later that he has been hired to kill her. Johnyy's life takes an interesting turn at this point as he meets a Genie (Vikram Bhatt). The Genie grants him the privilege to lead two different lives - one, in which he kills Tanya, and the other in which he saves her life. What forms the rest of the plot is the choice of life Johnny goes for, as the mystery unfolds as to why Ramona is after Tanya's life.
Trivia
The film marks a Bollywood debut for Mandana Karimi, an Iranian acterss and model.

Vikram Bhatt started working on this film in 2009. At that time, actor-turned-director Deepak Tijori was on board as the helmer, however the project was shelved only a few days into the shoot, and Bhatt cited creative differences with close friend Tijori as the reason behind putting a hold onto the project.

Actor Muzamil Ibrahim of Will You Marry Me? (2012) fame was the initial choice to play the male lead when the project kick-started in 2009. However, the newbie continued to demand changes to the script, styling of his character, and dialogues. This apparently irked the then director Deepak Tijori, and the duo ended up having a nasty argument following which the actor was said to have been shown the door.

There were speculations that actors Neil Nitin Mukesh and Shreyas Talpade were approached to play the male lead in the film, but both refused. The makers however denied any such claims.
Kunal Khemu Janardhan 'Johnny' Arora
Zoa Morani Tanya
Mandana Karimi Rachel
Manasi Scott Ramona Bakshi
Vikram Bhatt Genie
Mukul Dev ACP Pradhan
Nishigandha Wad Savitri Arora
Arun Bali Acharya-ji
Major Bikramjeet Singh Third Eye Detective
Mohan Kapoor Tanya's boss
Aseem Merchant Mr Nobody
Gyan Prakash Tanya's father
Urvashi Rautela Guest appearance in the song 'Daddy Mummy'
Dharmendra Rawal Acharya-ji's secretary
Cheshta Bhatia Ramona's secretary
Director Shivam Nair
Producer Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Vikram Bhatt
Executive Producer Dharmendra Rawal
Writer Vikram Bhatt(story)
Vikram Bhatt(screenplay)
Vikram Bhatt(dialogue)
Lyricist Amitabh Verma
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Faaiz Anwar
Kumaar
Music Composer Devi Sri Prasad
Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Yo Yo Honey Singh
MithoonSanjoy Chowdhury(background music)
Singers Devi Sri Prasad
MM Manasi
Ankit Tiwari
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Sunil Kamath
Rahul Vaidya
Choreographers Ganesh Acharya
Aadil Shaikh
Cinematographer Prakash Kutty
Action Director
Film Editor Mukesh Thakur
Casting Director
Production Designer Jeetendra Kawa
Art Director
Costume Designer
Production Companies T-Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd
ASA Productions and Enterprises
Distributor
Song # 1Daddy Mummy
Written byKumaar
Composed byDevi Sri Prasad
Performed byDevi Sri Prasad,   MM Manasi
 
Song # 2Iss Qadar Pyar Hai
Written byFaaiz Anwar
Composed byArko Pravo Mukherjee
Performed byAnkit Tiwari
 
Song # 3Aankhon Aankhon
Written byYo Yo Honey Singh
Composed byYo Yo Honey Singh
Performed byYo Yo Honey Singh
 
Song # 4Kinna Sona
Written byAmitabh Verma
Composed byMithoon
Performed bySunil Kamath
 
Song # 5Meri Zindagi
Written byAmitabh Verma
Composed byMithoon
Performed byRahul Vaidya
 
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Reviews on external websites
All ratings are based on 5. NA indicates rating not available.

Times of India|Review by Renuka Vyavahare
The intention must have been to give Jason Bourne like film a sci-fi twist. Sadly, this film lacks the pace, tension or thrill of the Bourne series as well as the sci-fi adventures.
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Deccan Chronicle|Review by Shreya Thakur
There comes a time in your life when you have to choose between a road less travelled and a road you should definitely not take. With Bhaag Johnny it's the latter.
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Filmfare.com|Review by Rachit Gupta
A lot of things don't make sense in this ambitious project about differing timelines. The songs especially pop in without notice or need. The characters behave erratically and the story doesn't make too much sense either. The predictable climax is a real disappointment. A classic case of wasted opportunity.
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Glamsham.com|Review by Martin D'Souza
BHAAG JOHNNY is a good one time watch. Moreover, it is the best movie this week.
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2.5
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