Kahaani - Twists in the tale

Movie: Kahaani

Cast: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin SiddiquiSujoy Ghosh's suspense thriller proves that Vidya Balan, the national award winner, needs no Khans or Kapoors to make her films a blockbuster.


The movie starts with a prologue of a metro rail accident. Then, London-based Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan), a Tamilian with excellent computer skills, arrives in search of her husband Arnab Bagchi.

She is accompanied by Parambrata Chatterjee who helps her in the mission. In her search, she finds lots of higher officials lying about her husband's whereabouts. Every person who gives her a clue or any key person in the case dies mysteriously after she encounters them.

How does she find her husband? Or is she searching for her husband? Is she being tricked by the kahaani? Or is she telling a kahaani?

I bet you can't find the answer to these questions till the last 10 minutes. Every scene is packed with unexpected twists and turns. The climax is what you least expect and yet the most ballistic part of the movie.


Full marks to Vidya Balan. She is as convincing as Vidya Bagchi as she was as the seducing Silk in “The Dirty Picture.” Her sudden shift in emotions is a bit annoying, yet she moves you to tears with her performance. Another national award next year?

A thorough entertainer, the movie that compels you to have a vivid and keen look at every single detail from a hotel boy's shirt pocket to hacking a person's computer.

The Durga Pooja is captured magnificently. Kolkata is depicted with such passion and love that the cinematography speaks for itself.

Bottomline: Worth every rupee paid to watch the movie. Not to be missed.

BALAJI RAVI, III Year, B.Com, Madras Christian College

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