John Day (2013)

Hindi 2 hrs 17 mins Thriller
42 %
Total Reviews: 36
Sahi: 15 Nahi: 21

Review Summary: JOHN DAY is a razor-sharp thriller with an engaging screenplay high-voltage drama and sterling performances as its aces.

Average Critic Rating: (2.35)
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Est. Box Office Collection: 2.7 CR

Plot: John Day is a bank manager of Royal Citizen Co-operative Bank and lives with his wife Maria Day. The couple has recently lost their only daughter in a forest fire accident while she was on a trip with her boyfriend. Maria is always depressed and never opens up with anyone.... Read more

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Two men - one driven by love for family the other scarred for life by his troubled past find their lives intertwined as a nefarious conspiracy unfolds…
Times of India
Naseer sleepwalks while Randeep snarls, growls and takes long, angry drags of cigarettes. Taking a cue from Solomon, I stole a line from the late, great American critic Gene Siskel and asked myself: Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the
Hindustan Times 
JOHN DAY is a razor-sharp thriller with an engaging screenplay high-voltage drama and sterling performances as its aces.
Bollywood Hungama
Half-baked thriller high on gore low on originality
Many times when we see the first promo of any film, we get a feeling that this particular movie will be a good movie or a sure shot box office hit. But then there are few such films which are known as sleeper hits, where no one has any expectations
Movie Zadda
You could skip it!
Koi Moi
This is a thriller where the ride is what matters, not the destination.
Randeep Hooda is a former cop who walks on the dark side
Indian Express
The film, deliberately or otherwise, has been given a morose, humourless feel to it. The motive must be to make it dark and edgy but it soon turns out to be nothing but a dull and tedious affair
Cast:Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Elena Kazan, Shernaz PatelDirector:Ahishor Solomon'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 a
I thought that in the age of Google, filmmakers would be reluctant to flat-out steal someone else’s work. Without a hint of discomfort, debutant director Ahishor Solomon lifts plot, scenes and dialogue from the crime thriller Box 507, writes Anupama Chopr
Not so sweet revenge
Rajeev Masand
 Plot of John DayJohn Day (Naseeruddin Shah), a banker, stumbles upon a few documents that point towards Gautam (Randeep Hooda), a policeman who serves the underworld.
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Despite potentially appearing to be a great racy thriller John Day ends up being a yawn-fest you just want to get over with. Wouldn't miss a thing if you skip this one.
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John Day, named after its protagonist, opens with two teenagers lying to their parents and wandering off to a forest in the middle of nowhere (because that’s just what teenagers do, apparently) and one of them ends up getting murdered. Surprise, surprise! John Day (Naseeruddin Shah) -- the deceased teen’s father – is an honest manager of a place called the Royal Citizen Bank (or something equally awkward) and supportive husband of his traumatized wife, Maria (Shernaz Patel). Two years after losing his only child, when John’s bank is robbed, he comes across a file stored in one the lockers. The file bears the name of the place where his daughter was murdered. The film subsequently spirals (downwards) into unnecessarily violent scenes and dialogues sprinkled accompanying indecent language
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Un Flattered by the agony, irony, cry of the common man with 'A Wednesday' its producers choose to be 'influenced' by the dark edgy Spanish thriller 'Box 507'.
India Glitz
A movie buff will be quick to figure out, either through his own research or through discussions with like-minded people, that this attempt at originality is actually a rip-off, and the fact that the original movie is not credited with inspiration will ev
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If you're looking for a recommendation, there's none to spare for this movie.
India Today
Overall, ‘John Day’ is a confused thriller with a plot which is too vague and deceptive to be liked by the regular audiences. Watch it when the DVD’s are out or when it comes on TV.
Bollywood 3
More than an "edge of the seat thriller" as the tagline says, this is a tiring one.
India Today
'जॉन-डे'  'जॉन-डे' एक थ्रिलर मूवी है जो एक 18 साल की लड़की की रहस्यमय परिस्थितियों हुई मौत के कारणों का पता लगाने की जद्दोजहद दर्शाती है।फिल्म में लड़की के पिता जॉन-डे ( नसीरुद्दीन शाह) एक सरल, ईमानदार...
Still, watching John Day is a worthy experience, if you are ready to exercise a little patience and expect something else than the regular mainstream Bollywood cinema
Overall, the movie is just too full of despair without really a saleable plot at least in the Indian context
Smash Hits
The fight of a common man against the system takes a new turn this time as the protagonist is ready to go to any length to get what he wants.
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Ahishor Solomon’s“John Day” is a thriller about a docile bank manager who seeks revenge after the actions of a corrupt cop and his accomplices leave the manager’s life in tatters.
Reuters India
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda, Shernaz Patel, Elena Kazan; Directed by: Ahishor SolomonThis is no place for the weak. This world as we know it. And this film, as we discover with the thrill of chancing upon an unexpected little gem.
Zee News
Inspired by Box 507 (Spain, 2002), John Day is a slow, cumbersome watch that takes too much time to tell too little
Mumbai Mirror
Channel F Entertainment and Anjum Rizvi Film Company's John Day (A) is a violent thriller. John Day (Naseeruddin Shah) is a bank manager who loses his daughter, Pearl (Arika Silaichia), in an accident when she goes out with her boyfriend, Kanishk (Pavel G
John Day does a few things right. It stars the venerable Naseeruddin Shah in his best performance since Sona Spa.
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India Today
Now this is a film which is highly injurious to your self esteem and concept of self worth. It wears so smugly the rug of intricately woven highly intellectual avant-garde thrill that one feels rather dumb for not being able to follow it. I spent the firs
Planet Bollywood
love d role of radeep hooda!!!
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On the whole, John Day is confusing and boring and has very little to entertain. It will, therefore, not be able to create any mark at the box-office. Its poor opening will only add to its tale of woes.
Komals Reviews
Restless, edgy drama
Bollywood Life
Intense and engaging, strongly recommended
Bharat Student