Bhaag Johnny (transl. Run Johnny) is a 2015 Indian Hindi language Bollywood thriller film directed by Shivam Nair, and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Bhatt and Ajay Kapoor.[1][2] The film stars Kunal Khemu, Mandana Karimi and Zoa Morani in leading roles. It was released on 25 September 2015.[3][4][5][6]

Bhaag Johnny
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShivam Nair
Screenplay byVikram Bhatt
Produced byBhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Vikram Bhatt
Ajay Kapoor
StarringKunal Khemu
Zoa Morani
Mandana Karimi
CinematographyPrakash Kutty
Edited byMukesh Thakur
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
Yo Yo Honey Singh
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 25 September 2015 (2015-09-25)
Running time
119 minutes
Budget15 crore
Box officeest. 8 crore

Plot edit

Bangkok-based Janardhan "Johnny" Arora is called in by his conniving boss Ramona Bakshi where she accuses him of cheating and gives him a chance to redeem himself by going to Pattaya on a vacation. Whilst there, he learns from Ramona's right-hand man Mr. Nobody that she sent him to murder a girl named Tanya Malik who appears to pose some threat to Ramona. Although intent on saving his job, the moment he sets his sight on the beautiful Tanya, he is drawn into a state of confusion as to whether he should save the innocent girl's life or his job. However, a genie Jinn appears to help him and gives him an offer to live 2 different lives of his own at once, where one life will be completely isolated from another, Johnny won't remember that he even met the Jinn. As he accepts this offer, Johnny finds himself at the head of a conspiracy and several events unfolding fast.

Cast edit

Soundtrack edit

Bhaag Johnny
Soundtrack album by
Released20 August 2015 (2015-08-20)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Singles from Bhaag Johnny
  1. "Daddy Mummy"
    Released: 20 August 2015

The songs are composed by Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko and Devi Sri Prasad (DSP). Ankit Tiwari, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Rahul Vaidya and Sunil Kamath sang for the film.

1."Daddy Mummy"KumaarDevi Sri Prasad (DSP)Devi Sri Prasad (DSP), M. M. Manasi04:25
2."Iss Qadar Pyar Hai"Faaiz AnwarArkoAnkit Tiwari03:50
3."Aankhon Aankhon"Yo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey SinghYo Yo Honey Singh04:04
4."Kinna Sona"Amitabh VermaMithoonSunil Kamath05:03
5."Meri Zindagi"Amitabh VermaMithoonRahul Vaidya05:25
Total length:22:47

Production edit

Casting edit

Earlier, Deepak Tijori was first to direct the film with Indian television actor Karan Singh Grover. Later on, Vikram Band Tijori will not be a part of project instead of this, Kunal Khemu will play leading role.[clarification needed][7]

Critical reception edit

Subhash K. Jha rated the film one and half stars out of five, saying, "Not that Bhaag Johnny was ever meant to be a dud. It must have sounded promising on paper, a crime thriller with a twist to the telling."[8]

Box office edit

The film grossed under 10 million (US$130,000) in its first weekend. Kunal Khemu was praised by the critics and the audience as well for convincingly pulling off both Positive and Negative Character at the same time.[9]

References edit

  1. ^ "Kunal Khemu in Bhaag Johnny". Indiaglitz. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012.
  2. ^ Announcement. "Announcement". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ "'Bhaag Johnny' to release on September 11" Business Standard
  4. ^ "Zoa Morani in Bhaag Johnny". Bollywood Hungama.
  5. ^ Vikram Bhatt revives 'Bhaag Johnny' – The Times of India. (15 October 2012). Retrieved on 2015-08-31.
  6. ^ "Bhaag Johnny Movie Review: BHAAG JOHNNY is your best bet this week". Glamsham. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Bhatt, Tijori's friendly swap". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014.
  8. ^ Bhaag Johnny Review: Bhaag, Audience, Bhaag! Archived 29 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 13 March 2016.
  9. ^ Kapil Sharma’s Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Rakes In Huge Moolah | 1st Weekend Box Office | Koimoi. Retrieved on 13 March 2016.

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