CAST & CREW
Tera Kya Hoga Johnny is the dark and engaging tale of eight people crossing paths, set in Mumbai as it struggles to become Shanghai. Many International Film Festivals screened this movie. Read on to find out more about it.
Tera Kya Hoga Johnny tells the stories of eight people with the central character being Johnny ( Sikandar Agarwal), a child who sells coffee. There is Parvez ( Neil Nitin Mukesh) who is a big dreaming loser but wants to become rich real quick. The only way he finds for that is to steal the money stashed in the flat of a corrupt cop Chiple ( Kay Kay Menon). Also, Chiple’s wife Divya ( Shahana Goswami) is the love of his life. There is Preeti ( Soha Ali Khan), a small time struggling model and her boyfriend Vishal ( Karan Nath) who is cocaine addict spiraled into crime. There is a drug trafficker Chutta ( Vijay Maurya) and his eunuch lover Begum ( Saurabh Shukla). There is also a mysterious billionaire intertwined with their lives. This movie is the story of love, lust, greed, hope, and betrayal where drug trafficking, poverty, corruption, money, and power are the backdrops.
Everyone, right from the child artiste Sikandar Agarwal to Vijay Maurya and Saurabh Shukla, has done a fabulous job. Neil Nitin Mukesh rivetingly plays the torn-between-two-sides act. Soha Ali Khan fits perfectly into her role. Kay Kay Menon, as we already know, is a great actor. Shahana Goswami and Karan Nath do justice to their characters. Special cameos by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra himself, add to the tale.
Director Sudhir Mishra cleverly handles the complexities of the story. He doesn’t delve deeply into characters’ lives but makes us acquainted enough to grab their pulse. The idea of using drug-trafficking, corruption, etc. as mere backdrops is a minus. He should have used those themes to merge convincingly with the drama. But no one captures the nuances of the characters’ minds in the midst of some disturbing and extreme realities, as Sudhir Mishra does. Music is good. A tighter screenplay and more depth into the story would have added value to the film.
1. Interesting Ensemble Cast
2. Commendable Direction
3. Good Music
What’s not there?
1. Engrossing Screenplay
2. In-depth story
It is an absorbing tale set in an unexplored realm of urban landscapes. Watch it for some excellent acting and direction.
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