18 September, 2020

Kahaani

The first half has some genuinely scary and sinister moments, but the ending feels more clumsy than menacing

Kahaani
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Starring: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saswata Chatterjee, Dhritimaan Chatterjee
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh
Rating: ***

Kahaani begins delectably, as a sensuous ode to Calcutta. The familiar sights and sounds—be it the tram, metro or yellow Amby cabs—reach out affectionately through the indulgent eye-view of the filmmaker. Clearly enamoured with the city, Ghosh is intent on sharing that passion with his audience, using the lively streets as an energetic scene of crime.

Into this landscape of chaos and charm arrives Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi (Vidya Balan), from London, in search of her missing techie husband. He had come to work on a project for the National Data Centre and went off the grid after two weeks. And the mystery around the husband gets more and more confounding....

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