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Kahaani Review

Movie Name: Kahaani
Actors: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indraneil Sengupta, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Darshan Jariwala
Director(s): Sujoy Ghosh
Producer(s): Sujoy Ghosh

Editor Review: Kahaani Movie Review
Kahaani is a good thriller which will keep you guessing till the end. Barring a few snmall errors, the story is good and keep you entertained. Rating: ***
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After bagging the best actress awards in most award functions, including the National Award, this is Vidya' s first film. Fans are eagerly waiting for Kahaani. It seems that after a long time, an actress has garnered such a fan following. The last one to do that was Madhuri Dixit. Therefore, a lot is expected from Vidya and she will have to work extra hard to live up to the fans' expectations.

The trailers have also increased the curiosity of the audience. They have made it clear that the film is about the quest of a woman to find out where her husband has suddenly disappeared to. However, there are many other unexplained things and mysteries to be solved.

Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi (Vidya Balan) has handed in Kolkatta to look for her husband, Arnab Bagchi. He has been missing and has completely fallen off the radar. She approaches the police and sub-inspector Rana (Parambrata Chattopadhyay) takes a keen interest in her case. However, Vidya is not one to leave everything up to the cops and sit at home. She teams up with the cop and searches for Arnab.

In her search, she has to digs through a lot of things and many ugly things start revealing themselves. They are also suspicions that Arnab never existed. To make matters more complicated for her, Rana starts to fall for her. If that wasn' t enough, a hitman also is gunning for her life. The film unfolds slowly and in the end, the truth about her husband is revealed.

The director, Sujoy Ghosh, is also one of the writers of the film. He has done a great job. There are so many things that could have gone wrong with a story like this, but all the writers do not go down the beaten down path; until the end that is. This is the only flaw about the film; the ending is a bit clich├ęd and leaves you a little annoyed as the build up to it is good. However, cannot call the film bad just because of this one flaw. The writing is good; nothing like what we have seen in Hindi films.

Sujoy Ghosh is a good story teller. He has presented the story really well. He is good at maintaining the mystery and creating the build up. He also portrays the character of Vidya really well. Instead of getting the audience to take pity on her, he makes them like and respect her. One place where he can be criticized is the casting of the actor who played Arnab Bagchi. Someone else could have done a better job.

All the actors have a done a great job. Vidya Balan, without a doubt, is the scene stealer. She approaches the character with a great intensity and portrays the angst of a wife really well. Parabrata Chattopadhyay also does a good job. He plays the role with a lot of honesty. Nawazuddin Siddqui plays the role with conviction. His character really adds to Kahaani' s suspense.

The music is good but it just has not got the exposure it was supposed to get. Songs of the film were hardly used in the trailers; it was the scenes from the film that were used more. The background score is also good. It is quite like how thriller films are supposed to have.

The cinematography is superb. The D.O.P has managed to make the city of Kolkatta a complete character in the film. The editing is also sharp. All these factors make Kahaani a technically superb film. The production value is good. The sets and locations capture the authenticity of Kolkatta really well.

Kahaani was promoted well; therefore, the producers can expect a good crowd in the initial days. Also since, they have a good product in hand, the crowds will keep coming in. The film will definitely be a hit.

Rating: ***

Verdict: Kahaani is an enjoyable thriller. It will end up being another feather in Vidya Balan' s cap

Reviewed by: Harshal Anand

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Kahaani Reviews by Twitter Users:

Meeta Kabra reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 10:36:35Z

Yes, absolutely. Re: is kahani a worth watch?

wogma reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 09:50:29Z

good fun! Re: Saw Kahaani yesterday: Very well done! must watch!

Movie Downloads 4U reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 09:15:18Z

Update: Movie Review: ' Kahaani' - Extraordinary Tale, Brilliantly Told

Pigguli reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 06:26:13Z

A friend' s review on Kahaani. Vidya acts so well as a pregnant person. :))

Wogma Extra Tweets reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 06:17:34Z

Kahaani is rated by @wogma as Watch for sure, preferably in theatre

Gyandeep Pattnayak reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 06:12:11Z

Kahaani review replug. Just so you have a reason to watch it, if you haven' t yet...

ali reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 05:10:42Z

Movie Review : Kahaani review: This mystery is worth unraveling

thatsHindi Movies reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 05:09:33Z

Actress Vidya Balan, time and again proved her remarkable acting skills ...

Shweta Upadhya reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 04:06:17Z

kahaani' s got a mixed review.

burrp_ahmedabad reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 03:23:53Z

Kahaani is a must watch - here is what we have to say

Survi reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 02:36:48Z

My Take one of the best THRILLERS in Indian cinema KAHAANI

JITENDRA MATHUR reviewed on 2012-03-12 at 02:30:55Z

5/5 Review on Kahaani Movie by jmathur : It' s a tale with a sting in the tail

MusicAloud reviewed on 2012-03-11 at 19:48:03Z

Movie of the year, so far.Possibly for the rest of the year too.

Anoop Krishnan reviewed on 2012-03-11 at 18:58:50Z

My review for ' Kahaani' on Rotten Tomatoes: 4 stars-Top notch suspense thriller! This movie will leave you stunned,...

TEJAS reviewed on 2012-03-11 at 18:26:32Z

Review for kahaani : 5 star movie Baki experience it... Awesome..

Girdhari Singh reviewed on 2012-03-11 at 18:17:46Z

vidya balan' s film kahaani declared a hit film, box office report

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