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Movie Review : Kahaani

In the city of Joy

Movie freeze you in the chair. I must say a great transformation by the Director Sujoy Ghosh. The movie seems entirely bollywood with a poles apart concept and absolutely exceptional thriller.
The script, storytelling and the direction is an excellent job. Right from the start of the movie, you get a hold on it, it don’t let you think. Conflicts are the strongest part of the story, so is the denouement. Whereas, the climax goes unexpected, so is the unexpected role of Namaste Killer.
The Bidya Bagchi comes from London in search of her missing husband, who came to Kolkatta for two weeks to work with National Data Centre. Bidya don’t receive any call from him and this forces Bidya to come Kolkatta in search of her husband Arnab Bagchi.
I must say my hats off to Bidya Balan, who acted both as actor and actress of movie. It is a movie, getting success without any actor. It certainly proves the emancipation of women in the story of movie as well, the role Bidy Balan opts. Kolkatan called her Bidya or Bidaa instead of Vidya.
No one Killed Jessica, Paa, The Dirty Picture and now Kahaani are itself enough to follow a track record of emerging fae of Vidya Balan. And that too release of Kahaani on International Women’s Day was a nice idea.
The streets of Kolkata move you to a trance. You are spell bounded by the language and mis-en-scenes of Kolkata. The rains, lightings, culture, Durga idols, Sindur Khela and down to earth, cooperative Kolkatan.
Every shot, sequence and cut is perfectly fitted and I must appreciate the job of Editor, whose work can be clearly visualized.
The small things made movie perfect like the silence of sub inspector, the radio of running water guy, the hotel manager statement – “Jaisa aap theek samjhe”, the smoking intelligent bureau agent, the Namaste Killer who had it’s fantastic role, the HR manager of company, the retired inspector who give the details, the computer which gives error, a glass of tea, the Milan Dambji documents and Mr. Briefcase.
Rana is an innocent, soft character which plays with the concealed brain that gets unveiled at last. I personally applaud for him.
Infact, the rarest topics like “Bombay Blood Group” was literally unanticipated. Well there was a strong message hidden in the story, i.e. Corruption. The futile and dangerous people like Milan Dambji are safe in the country because of officers. They don’t exist in records, but they breathe free.
The tight fitted music fills your curiosity with more excitements and those who have gone for spending time with loved ones may found Vidya fetching their attention with her reel presence.
The song by Amitabh Bacchan is integral and seems beautiful when Vidya look after the Red bordered saree.
The last scene of Sindur Khela forces you to paint Red, where the color Red is so forcefully anticipated in screening emotions, worship, supremacy, blood and feminist power.
There are only few things, which were not fitted in the movie. Ekla chalo re in western version was incapable to cope up and secondly when Bidya don’t put her signatures in the police station was adequate to envisage that Vidya is lying.
Secondly, the name of movie still forces me to think that why “Kahaani”
Last but not the least, the last scene which shows immersion of giant Durga idol takes the viewers heart away as if you feel the jiffy.
Overall, I would love to give 4.7 out of 10.

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Category : Thriller
Movie Title : Kahaani
Director : Sujoy Ghosh
Producer : Sujoy Ghosh, Kushal Gada
Casts : Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Release Date : 09 March 2012

Vidya Bagchi arrives in Kolkata from London to find her missing husband. Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realises that nothing is what it seems.

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