Kahani

KahaniA crime/mystery/thriller, this movie is engaging from the word ‘go’. Vidya Balan proves once again that she has more acting prowess than all the current Bollywood heroines combined and that she is a threat to the regnant Bollywood heroes.

A heavily pregnant Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan), an NRI, comes all the way from London to Kolkata to find her missing husband, Arnab Bagchi. In her search, she is helped by a young cop, Rana. As all her trails lead to dead end, people get murdered and her life is threatened; you realize that it is not a simple “missing person’s” story. The story is so captivating that you don’t see the end coming. And what a finish! A true twist in the tale, it’s completely unexpected and unconventional.

Vidya is very convincing in her role of a pregnant lady searching for her absentee husband. You pity her when she cries, worry for her when she inadvertently misses a step and pray for her in her quest. Apart from Vidya, the film is brilliantly supported by Rana (Parambrata Chatterjee) and Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). The film is not over-crowded with dialogues but where required, expressions say louder than words. Amitabh Bachchan’s rendition of the famous Tagore’s “Ekla Chalo Re” is soulful while Kolkata is resplendent in its glory and grime.

Go and watch the movie, just for the look and feel of it. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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