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Friday, March 9, 2012

Kahaani Movie Review (BD) : Vidya Balan

Bollywood Movie Review: Kahaani

Vidya "Baghchi" Balan's yet another landmark performance

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  ½
Movie Information: IMDB, Wiki
Cast: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Direction: Sujoy Ghosh
Genre: Suspense Thriller

Movie Overview:

Vidya Balan is the “hero” of Bollywood in current scenario. Take it The Dirty Picture, No One Killed Jessica or Ishqiya, she has been “one woman show”. There was a time when movies flaunt a triumphant mileage on Box Office owing to posters of lead actor; but was elated to see Vidya Balan as the lead in poster of Kahaani. The recent national award boasts my stiff certainty that she will rule the BO for a significant time.

Kahaani is all about Vidya “Baghchi” Balan and long-lost-back- again director “Sujoy Ghosh”. Unconventional stories like this requests an unbelievably exceptional performer, Vidya just does that charm with this movie.

There are not scores of suspense thrillers to tot up which balance an ideal symmetry between thriller, suspense and entertainment. Of course, there are some graceful names in suspense genre (Manorama Six Feet Under) and thriller genre (Shaitan), but Kahaani does both, along with a vital element wit.

Kahaani is a technician’s delight. Rock solid script, witty dialogues, exceptionally tight editing and ambient background score makes it a difficult job to find fault for us. Just for sake of finding some, I state unused music (as background score) and screenplay in second half (climax just overpowers all the faults) as minor loopholes.

Visuals are brilliant; Kolkata is captured magnificently and aesthetically on a 70 mm canvas.

You certainly can’t afford to miss this Kahaani!


Quick Review:

Vidya Balan’s character is complex and multi layered, but Vidya Balan carries it off with an astonishing ease. Every actor in film has acted well (even child artists are marvelous); but along with Vidya Balan some noteworthy characters are Parambrata Chatterjeeas as Rana, Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Khan, Saswata Chatterjeeas as Bob (incredible!).  Indraneil Sengupta and Abir Chatterjee does good cameo.

Script Analysis:
Sujoy brings a very fresh script after not so happening previous two movies. Film is entertaining throughout the movie, an element of anxiety sustains till the climax and climax is worth the wait. Story is completely unpredictable and may leave one shocked and disturbed. Writing is brilliant and witty conversations between Vidya and characters around her makes this movie a memorable experience.

Editing And Cinematography:
Editing and cinematography as said earlier, are awesome!

Music And Background Score:
Music by Vishal Shekhar is very good (sorry for not reviewing it here, Piya Tu Kaahe Rutha, Kahaani Female Version, Ekla Chalo Re and Sotti Bolchi are good). Background score is ambient.

Sujoy Ghosh is back again.

Final Verdict:
Please go for it.

Box Office collection report:
The movie has complete potential to be the first Sleeper-Hit of the year.

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  ½ 


  1. Nice write up. Music director Vishal - Shekhar excels in ekla forgot to mention two things:
    Amitabh Bacchan's role in movie.
    This is a song less movie!!

    1. Yes, but I thought revealing about AB will be a mild spoiler.

  2. People, I am blocking all the comments that reveal suspense and ending of movie Kahaani. Please co - operate. Thanks :)

  3. Good review , and yup the climax is seriously unpredictable.

    1. Sorry for late approval, Aman! I don't know why did your comment was in spam section. Sorry again...

    2. No probs Himanshu :)


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