Kahaani

Kahaani

DVD - 2012 | Hindi
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Set in the backdrop of the Durga Puja in Kolkata, Kahaani is a desperate heart wrenching and suspenseful tale of a pregnant woman Vidya Bagchi in search of her missing husband. Just like the city-Kolkata, there are many twists and turns in Vidya's quest, wherein nothing is what it seems and danger lurks in every corner. Vidya's Kahaani moves deeper and deeper into the mystery, raising the stakes and putting her life more and more at risk, reaching a cataclysmic and devastatingly shocking end.
Publisher: Mumbai : Viacom 18, 2012.
Edition: Widescreen ed..
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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tj_is_cool
Nov 03, 2017

Brilliant script, excellent acting, must watch. Only complaint: rather slow and confusing at the start.

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Pen__
Jan 04, 2017

Excellent story, a real old fashioned mystery, that relies on gret story writing skills, not special effects or one liners. Full of constant twists and turns. The dialogue and acting are also excellent. It is colorful in many ways. Characters are believable and relatable, we actually care about them and their relationships. It is very much like James Bond but better script, story, and acting, with a female as Bond and a slower pace, much less violent and flippant. It is well done in all aspects.

It does not rely on "action", stunts, or chaos, but fantastic story telling and real motivation (love, kindness, looking for the truth).

It has many aspects of real life, the poverty, greed, terrorism, good vs evil, stereotypes, etc..

Well worth watching a few times.

By the way I am alson a life long Bond fan.

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GypzyMizzP
Aug 22, 2015

Suspense from the beginning.....
Great movie!!

tancredi13 Jul 31, 2015

As an American film viewer who has probably seen at least 200 Hindi movies, Lagaan being my favorite, I was surprised how good Kahaani was. And a thriller at that. Congrats to the entire cast and crew!

Parineeta Dec 10, 2013

Instant classic. Vidya Balan shines.

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velowallah
May 09, 2013

Nice to see the growing number of good non-Bollywood Indian films, especially those involving strong female characters. Calcutta actually looks like an Indian city, and the whole Durga Puja background really serves the plot well.

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stse88
Apr 28, 2013

I am not much into the typical Bollywood film, but this is a surprisingly good thriller (from the perspective of all thrillers), albeit with a few rough spots. I didn't see the end coming, but in thinking back, there ware plenty of clues.

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kowleen
Apr 24, 2013

Having been on a real Bollywood kick lately (that's right, complete with all the singing and dancing), Kahaani was a real change for me. And it was amazing! Great story, great dialogue, great acting.

reny0791 Mar 22, 2013

I love thrillers and this was very entertaining. Go Girl Power!

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bby604
Dec 16, 2012

Nice to see a thriller movie from India and surprisingly, no dancing or singing. What's more, no romance.

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