Kahaani (2012)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Drama, Thriller
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Review Summary: The rules of entertainment are altering rapidly. Moviegoers in the present day are...

Average Critic Rating: (3.56)
Cast: Vidya Balan , Parambrata Chattopadhyay , Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Indraneil Sengupta , Dhritiman Chatterjee , Saswata Chatterjee , Shantilal Mukherjee , Kharaj Mukherjee , Collen Blanche , Nitya Ganguli , Master Ritobroto Mukherjee , Pamela Bhuttoria , Kalyan Chatterjee , Master Ridhi Sen , Darshan Jariwala
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Release Date: 09 Mar 2012
Est. Box Office Collection: 58.1 CR

Plot: The film opens with a poison-gas attack on a Kolkata Metro Rail compartment, killing the passengers on board. Two years later Vidya Bagchi ( Vidya Balan ), a pregnant software engineer, arrives in Kolkata from London during the Durga Puja festivities in search of her missing husband, Arnab Bagchi. A Read more

Kahaani - Top Reviews

Ah, what fun! A true-blue Bollywood mystery after long years!
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
The rules of entertainment are altering rapidly. Moviegoers in the present day are...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Cast:Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Nawazuddin SiddiquiDirector:Sujoy GhoshClutching her stroller in one hand, the other tightly gripping her passport and a bottle of Evian, a very pregnant Vidya Bagchi steps out of Kolkata international airport,
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
A heavily pregnant Vidya Bagchi lands from London amidst a festive Kolkata; searching for her mysteriously missing husband in the bylanes and crowded underbelly of the City of Joy. Only to be told he doesn’t exist.
Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India

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Kahaani - All Reviews

Nevertheless, Kahaani is an amazing product AND a great entertainer. Watch it for Sujoy who delivers his best till date. Watch it for aamhar Kolkata which looks dangerous and sexy. Watch it for Vidya, who like music director Shekhar said, is the new hero.
Prateeksha Khot, Bolly Spice
Kahaani lives up to its expectation and comes across as a potent example of intelligent cinema. A definite watch.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
'Kahaani' is a film where the master storytelling of Sujoy Ghosh comes into picture because one can see that within a decade of making a terrific debut with 'Jhankaar Beats', the filmmaker has grown manifold. He totally deconstructs his earlier technique and adapts himself to an altogether new world, something that has been hitherto explored by hardly any filmmaker out there. It is an altogether fresh sensibility at play (thank goodness for that) and that shows in not just the technique but also the story that he has chosen to tell here.
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Amitabh Bachchan's rendition of Tagore's 'Ekla Chalo Re' is unique
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Kahani is one of those rare ‘intelligent’ thrillers. Vidya Balan’s storming performance, a brilliant climax, the twists and Sujoy’s superb direction make this film a must watch. Don’t miss Kahaani, this is a movie that must be watched and appreciated on a
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Kahaani movie review Playing Vidya Bagchi, an NRI who lands in Kolkata heavily pregnant and immeasurably distressed by the disappearance of her husband, Vidya Balan does not hit one false note within the entire graph of her character's fascinating journey
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
Vidya Balan delivers an award winning performance as she lives the role of Vidya Bagchi Other performances are top notch. The director has done complete justice to the script. The backdrop of Kolkata has been used very well in the film. Other technical as
 The story revolves around three main characters first, Vidya Baghi (Vidya Balan) who has arrived in Kolkata (India) to find her missing husband Arnab Bagchi (Indraneil Sengupta) who  arrived in India a few months back on an assignment in National Databas
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A rocking soundtrack with a Bengali flavour
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
 Compassionate and intense
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Director :Sujoy GhoshMusic :Vishal-ShekharLyrics :Vishal Dadlani, Sandeep Srivastava, Clinton Cerejo and Anvita DuttStarring :Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Nawazuddin SiddiquiKahaani Movie Review March 9, 2012 11:26:50 AM ISTupdated March 10,
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
The local Calcutta police is quite helpful, but everyone has their doubts about Arnab – maybe he’s a fly-by-nighter who’s gotten tired of the wife? Vidya, undaunted, seeks help from the NDC office, but they, while polite enough, have no records of any Arn
Amodini Sharma, Planet Bollywood
It’s a fast-paced, edgy thriller
Bollywood Life
‘Baap’ of a thriller
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And yes, feel a little sad too as Durga maa is immersed to the tune of Amitabh Bachchan singing Ekla Chalo Re, makes me want to book my ticket to the city now.
Kaveree Bamzai, India Today
The super-success of ‘The Dirty Picture’ has helped create tremendous curiosity around Vidya Balan’s ‘Kahaani’ co-written and directed by Sujoy Ghosh. After tasting success with his very first film Jhankar Beats, Ghosh’s next two films – Home Delivery and
After her stupendous performance in Ekta Kapoor’s ‘The Dirty Picture’, which gained her National Award, it was but obvious to expect something more from the extraordinary actress Vidya Balan in her upcoming movie ‘Kahaani’. On the other hand, from the thr
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
Post 'The Dirty Picture', the admiration for the National Award winning actress Vidya has scaled woozy heights, and the supremely talented actress delivers a performance that's at par with her former accomplishments. She, very nonchalantly, re-evaluates screen acting in 'Kahaani'. She arrives with yet another enlivening, commanding character in this film and her portrayal of an expecting, frantic lady on a mission to trace her husband's inexplicable vanishing in an unfamiliar land is sure to win laurels by assessors and cinegoers uniformly. This is indeed Vidya's most eye-catching act. Her body language, her confidence, her vulnerability, her fury, her grief; all fall upon wonderfully. Rest all the Actors did their best for the film
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