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Kahaani - Movie Review

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Actress Vidya Balan has created a niche for herself with her women-centric movies like Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture. Her latest movie Kahaani, which is directed by Sujoy Ghosh, is adding more value to it. The film has strengthening the trend created by her. With this movie, Vidya has proved that like other Hindi superstars, she can also run a successful show at Box Office.

Kahaani is a complete female-centric movie and Vidya Balan has successfully made her new experiment in it. Her flawless performance is the major attraction of the film. Advaita Kala’s commanding script, Sujoy Ghosh’s neat direction, Vishal-Shekhar’s music, Setu’s beautiful camera work and Namrata Rao’s brilliant editing are its other highlights.

With his brilliant directorial skills, Sujoy Ghosh has turned out to be a master storyteller in the movie Kahaani. He has wonderfully combined the story with some thriller elements. His brilliant narrative skills make sure to keep the viewers on the edge.

Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) is seven months pregnant and her husband goes missing at this crucial juncture. She sets out alone from London and comes to Kolkata in search of her spouse. She has no clue and nothing to rely on in the festive city. With her sharp memories, she contacts several people to reach a dead, but everyone tries to convince her that her husband does not exist. What happens next should be watched on screen.

After The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan has once again taken all the responsibilities to run the show on her own. As pregnant woman, she has delivered a very confidant act. Her body language is perfect in all her fury and grief. Others like Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Darshan Jariwala and Indraneil Sengupta have also delivered wonderful performances, which are par in excellence with Vidya.

Vishal-Shekhar's music is a major attraction in technical front. His music is completely in accordance with the story. The title track and Amitabh Bachchan's 'Ekla Cholo Re' are really mesmerising. With his arresting camera work, Setu has captured the essence of Kolkata on celluloid.

Overall, Vidya Balan’s stellar performance and the wonderful screenplay make the film Kahaani a wonderful movie-going experience. Don’t miss it.

Directed By: Sujoy Ghosh

Starring: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Indraneil Sengupta

Released On: 9 Mar, 2012

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