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Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 9 March 2012 (India)
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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Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
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Inspector Satyaki Sinha aka Rana (as Parambrata Chattopadhyay)
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
Bhaskaran
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Bob Biswas
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Arnab Bagchi / Milan Damji
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Mr. Khan
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Retd. Colonel Bajpai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sk. Azad Ahmed ...
Drunk at Monalisa
Masood Akhtar ...
Rasik Tyagi
Mohd. Faiz Alam ...
Bob's Boss
Roshni Ali ...
Student
Anindya Pulak Banerjee ...
Bimal
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Dibyendu Bardhan ...
Police Inspector
Paresh Bhowmick ...
Drunk at Monalisa (as Paresh Bhowmik)
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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

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Mystery | Thriller

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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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Sujoy Ghosh built Khan as a character with lean physical build but full of mental strength, loyalty and patriotism. Khan smokes a relatively cheap brand of cigarette (Gold Flake) despite his high official post; Nawazuddin Siddiqui had smoked that brand of cigarette throughout his struggling days. See more »

Goofs

Just after Vidya Bagchi takes the key of room 15 from the manager of Monalisa Guest House, she passes 2/3 people sitting in a common room. The man with yellow-collared t-shirt has sunglasses hanging from his t-shirt which disappear and reappear between shots. See more »

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Followed by Kahaani 2 (2016) See more »

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Aami Shotti Bolchi
lyrics by Vishal Dadlani & music by Shekhar Ravjiani
performed by Usha Uthup, Vishwesh Krishnamurthy, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani (as Shekhar Dadlani), Warren Mendonca
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Kahani -- A long awaited Gripping, Original Story with Awesome Direction
10 March 2012 | by See 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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