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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.

The film starts off intriguingly and in the first 15 minutes or so, Solomon sets up his story well.

Naseeruddin Shah plays John Day, an ordinary man who sets out to exact revenge on those who killed his daughter and brutally attacked his wife.

At the heart of the plot is a mysterious company, an estate called Casablanca, and a savage police officer called Gautam (Randeep Hooda) who does everything but the things policemen are supposed to do.

Gautam conspires with dons from rival groups, abuses his alcoholic girlfriend, beheads people he doesn’t like, and in one scene even pulls out the teeth and tongue of a man he is trying to extract information from.