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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.

Director:

Sujoy Ghosh

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Vidya Balan ... Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
Parambrata Chattopadhyay ... Inspector Satyaki Sinha aka Rana
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 ... 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$459,234
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Popular Hindi actors were not willing to work with him Sujoy Ghosh after his two flops. He also believed that audience might expect more screen-time from a better-known actor. Hence he cast more Bengali actors in the film who were lesser known in Hindi films. 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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Featured in 14th International Indian Film Academy Awards (2013) See more »

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Ekla Cholo Re
composed by Rabindranath Tagore
performed by Amitabh Bachchan
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really unexpected from Bollywood
9 March 2012 | by voldoreSee all my reviews

from Bollywood which generally has no place for women centered films, here comes the most amazing powerful suspense packed thriller, starring non other than the charismatic Vidya Balan, the movie is a milestone and a rare treat from Bollywood, definitely a must watch. the screenplay is so tight to find flaws, and the supporting cast has done a great job. Although the ending is not as thrilling as the whole movie, but still it is exceptional and unforeseen, its still great.

And I must say, i was disappointed by Bollywood..(this time they have done it original, no copycat/remake/based upon/Hollywood's copy).. pure original mind blowing suspense.


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