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 audiences in cinemas. John Day is a decent performance oriented thriller which involves a lot of mind games.
John Day (played by Naseeruddin Shah) a banker by profession is shattered after the demise of his daughter Maria Day (played by Shernaz Patel).
After a heist at the bank in which he works as the manager, John stumbles upon some important documents that uncover a bitter truth.
|John Day is a decent effort, but will be tough to gel with a common cine-goer of Bollywood.|
|From Naseeruddin Shah to Randeep Hooda to Sharat Saxena, everyone has performed very well in the film.|
|Ahishor Solomon makes a good debut with this Cat and Mouse thriller.|
|The camera work looks good. The production values are good. Editing is weak and a let down, especially in the second half.|
|The film does not have any songs. The Background Score gels well with the film.|
|John Day is a decent thriller which involves lots of mind games. Review Scores by Faisal Saif|
These documents are very important for Gautam (played by Randeep Hooda) a cop who works for the mafia and enjoys giving pains to others. The two men set off on a deadly mission which unfolds later in the final showdown.
Naseeruddin Shah is just amazing. The actor has tried to give us something new and unique in each of his films. John Day is an added attraction in the actor’s resume which surprisingly has more maverick films.
Randeep Hooda is one of the country’s finest talents and he goes on to prove this with John Day too. He perfectly fits the character and makes you believe in him.
Sharat Saxena, Makrand Deshpande and other actors have performed their part very well.
Ahishor Solomon successfully debuts with this cat and mouse thriller and tries his level best to keep you on the edge of your seats. In many parts, Solomon conquers your mind too.
The camera work and production values are very good. The background score is perfectly matched with the script’s proceeding.
The editing of the film is a little weak. There are some unwanted scenes in the second half which could have been easily avoided.
It is said when you watch a thriller or a suspense or a mystery film, a detective immediately takes birth in you. And you involve yourself with the on-going’s on the screen.
John Day is a good thriller churned out by debutant Ahishor Solomon. But is a common cine-goer ready for playing this hugely involved racy thriller game of chess? I cannot promise anything!