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"A mother of a story."
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 2 hr 2 min
  • 8.1  (65,638)

Kahaani is a thrilling Hindi-language mystery-thriller movie that was released in 2012. The film is directed by Sujoy Ghosh and stars Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, and Indraneil Sengupta in the lead roles. The story of Kahaani revolves around Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman who travels to Kolkata from London in search of her missing husband, Arnab Bagchi. She arrives in the city during the Durga Puja celebrations, and begins her quest to find her husband.

As Vidya begins her search, she faces several obstacles and dead ends. Her only hope lies in the help she receives from a young police officer named Satyoki "Rana" Sinha, played by Parambrata Chattopadhyay. Together, they uncover a web of deceit and corruption that leads them through the murky underbelly of Kolkata.

The film is intriguingly structured to keep the audience on edge as the story is revealed bit by bit. Every twist and turn is beautiful cinematic storytelling, with the perfect music score that keeps the tension up.

Vidya Balan gives a tremendous performance as Vidya Bagchi – a woman determined to unravel the mystery surrounding her husband's disappearance. The film's thrilling storyline is aided by Balan's remarkable acting skills, which add another layer of intensity and depth to the character.

Parambrata Chattopadhyay, who plays the police officer, is equally impressive, providing excellent support to Balan's character. His character rightfully falls under the category of righteous police officers who are intelligent and not risking their lives during the dangerous operation.

The movie's supporting cast, including Indraneil Sengupta and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, are remarkable in their respective roles. Sengupta plays Vidya's husband, Arnab, while Siddiqui's character is a contract killer named Bob Biswas. Siddiqui's performance, in particular, is unforgettable and adds a great deal of suspense to the film.

Kahaani is an expertly crafted movie, both in terms of the storyline and technology. The cinematography by Setu is excellent, and the movie is shot in a way that accurately portrays the crowded streets, markets of Kolkata, and its colorful nature. The soundtrack by Vishal-Shekhar is brilliant, perfectly complementing the story's thrilling nature.

Kahaani isn't just a mystery-thriller film; it's a tale of a woman's undying love for her missing husband. The movie's climax will leave you speechless, and you'll find yourself applauding Sujoy Ghosh's ingenious direction. The film's story is relevant to current issues, where crooked politicians, terrorists and the Indian government all intertwine.

To conclude, Kahaani is an excellent movie for lovers of mystery-thrillers, as well as those who appreciate good acting and storytelling. The film's brilliant direction, outstanding performances, and well-crafted storyline create a film that a spectator won’t forget. Kahaani is a classic, must-watch Bollywood movie, full of mystery, chases, and tumult that stays with you even after leaving the theatre.

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    8.1  (65,638)