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03-09-2012, 12:06 PM #1
KAHAANI Full Movie Review: ‘Baap’ of a thriller
Very occasionally you watch a Bollywood thriller film that manages to outsmart you, engages you, makes you hate the interval point and then packs in a message towards the very end, that too with a sledgehammer thud… Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani is all that and more!
Thanks to the huge success of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Paan Singh Tomar, some credit is being given not just to the actor of a film, but to its writing, an aspect that is usually ignored. Director Sujoy Ghosh’s latest film Kahaani is a step in the right direction for Bollywood, as far as intelligent writing is concerned, at least. Perhaps Kahaani would have been an also-ran without the acting genius of Vidya Balan, but with her, the film is a delight to watch, because of the surprises it throws at you and by the power-packed performances by its cast in entirety.
When Kahaani begins, you are left wondering what is going on, but slowly you come to terms with the characters and whatever they are going through. From the cab driver who drives ‘Bidda Bagchi’ from the airport to the police station, to the child who plays the ‘running hot water supplier’, each has a special place and a significant one. It would be a grave mistake to assume that Kahaani is the story of a pregnant woman looking for her missing husband. It may seem like that at first and then, as you watch the film unfold, you realise .....Read more here !