9 March 2012 | GaneshKSalian
Vidya Balan rocks in Kahaani!
Kahaani directed by Sujoy Ghosh is one of the most finest,efficient thrillers I have witnessed in recent times.
The first half may be a bit stretched but still its good but it is the second half that keeps you engaged thoroughly and the climax is superb.
Story:- Vidya Bagchi(Vidya Balan) playing the helpless , who has arrived from London to Kolkata in search of her missing husband Arnab. With a sympathetic cop helping her on this mission, Vidya combs every corner of Kolkata. But all leads go cold – the guest-house he was staying at, the National Data Center where he'd been assigned, even the Indian immigration authorities have no records of Arnab Bagchi. When it seems like her husband's disappearance might be inexplicably linked to a most-wanted terrorist, Vidya pokes her nose around in dangerous places, angering the Intelligence Bureau that is trying desperately to keep some secrets hidden.
Sujoy Ghosh,who directed the disastrous Aladin in 2009, is excellent this time.
Although there are many sequences in Kahaani which work,but since mentioning them would spoil the fun.
The screenplay is taut and brave.
The dialogs are very good.
The editors could have trimmed the movie,to make it more sharper.
The cinematography by Setu is stunning.The locales of Kolkata are a treat to the eye.
The music is very good."Ami Shotti Bolchi" sung by Usha Uthup and "Ekla Cholo Re" sung by Amitabh Bachchan stand out.
Performances:- Vidya Balan rocks in Kahaani.She is an actor to watch out for.She is amazing.Parambrata Chatterjee as Rana is sweet.Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Khan,the Intelligence Bureau officer is superb.Saswata Chatterjee is good too.Special mention of the two boys,one in the Mona Lisa hotel and the other as the tea vendor are cute.Amitabh Bachchan's narration at the culmination is fine.
I am giving nine out of ten for Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani.It is not only to be watched for fans of Vidya Balan but it is also for those who are not.Its your loss,if you miss it.