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Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 9 March 2012 (India)
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A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

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Sujoy Ghosh

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Sujoy Ghosh (dialogue), Sujoy Ghosh (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vidya Balan ... Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
Parambrata Chatterjee ... Inspector Satyaki Sinha aka Rana (as Parambrata Chattopadhyay)
Indraneil Sengupta ... Arnab Bagchi / Milan Damji
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Mr. Khan
Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Bhaskaran
Saswata Chatterjee ... Bob Biswas
Darshan Jariwala ... Retd. Colonel Bajpai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sk. Azad Ahmed Sk. Azad Ahmed ... Drunk at Monalisa
Masood Akhtar Masood Akhtar ... Rasik Tyagi
Mohd. Faiz Alam Mohd. Faiz Alam ... Bob's Boss
Roshni Ali Roshni Ali ... Student
Anindya Pulak Banerjee Anindya Pulak Banerjee ... Bimal
Kamalika Banerjee ... Receptionist
Dibyendu Bardhan Dibyendu Bardhan ... Police Inspector
Paresh Bhowmick Paresh Bhowmick ... Drunk at Monalisa (as Paresh Bhowmik)
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Storyline

Kolkata is abuzz with the preparations for the annual Durga Puja festival, as seven months pregnant Vidya Bagchi steps off the airplane from London. Her first stop is the local police station to file a missing person report. Weeks ago, her husband Arnab arrived in India for a job assignment. The first two weeks, they talked daily on the phone, and then without explanation, his calls stopped. Everywhere Vidya turns, no one can remember Arnab. There is no trace of him at the guest house or his workplace. But Vidya will not give up her search. Somewhere in Kolkata she will discover the dangerous truth. Written by L. Hamre

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A mother of a story

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Bengali | English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

A sztori See more »

Filming Locations:

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$270,081, 11 March 2012

Gross USA:

$1,035,953, 4 May 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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No producer was ready to finance the film due to earlier flops of Sujoy Ghosh: Home Delivery: Aapko... Ghar Tak (2005) and Aladin (2009). See more »

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While Vidya Bagchi appears Monalisa Guest House for the first time, the position of the bell on the table of the manager changes repeatedly during shots. See more »

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Kahani -- A long awaited Gripping, Original Story with Awesome Direction
10 March 2012 | by anjaneaiSee all my reviews

Genre --- Suspense, Drama

Review --

Kahani is indeed a worth for your money. A sincere effort to portray an incredible story, which would leave you baffled, would leave you keep guessing what is going on and what would happen next. We have seen several suspense movies that have a good build up but are utter disappointing in the end. Even after the climax, it would keep surprising you till last shot. Truly a nice movie that you can with you Family and kids without hesitation. No abusive language, no "story Ki demand" type intimate shots. A clean and gripping storyline. I liked that fact that story did not pushed a possible romantic element neither unneeded songs between characters and kept it straight and focused.

Story of Girl (Vidya) looking for her missing husband, is just the start. Movie is shot is Kolkata with characters that are real, you can relate and can smile to natural gestures. Movie keeps you clutched to your seat. Its a story of nice people stuck in their own mess up routine, offer help to the pregnant lady.

Even with new actors, jumping in with their cameo every now and then, each has done full justice to their role.The story has been wisely written binding intelligent writing along with actual Kolkata.

Verdict-- If you have been awaiting for a Good Bollywood Flick, with original narration and quality acting, the movie worth's every penny. A pleasure to watch with family or friends.

Music -- Consists of two songs, different from stream line cinema. Amitabh Bachhan has brought a new spirit to Rabindra Da's "Ekla Chalo Re". The other song -- "Ammi Shotti Bolchi" is a authentic rock song on Kolkata theme in Usha Utthup's evergreen Bengali voice.

Rating -- 8.5/10

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Anjaneai


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