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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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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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Receptionist
Dibyendu Bardhan ...
Police Inspector
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

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Mystery | Thriller

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Release Date:

9 March 2012 (India)  »

Also Known As:

A sztori  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot totally in Kolkata and most on the streets. Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee had encouraged Sujoy Ghosh to shoot the film in Kolkata. See more »

Goofs

While Vidya is talking to the manager of Monalisa Guest House Rana's lips are not moving during one of his replies. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Blacklist: Frederick Barnes (No. 47) (2013) See more »

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Love In Tokyo
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courtesy of Protyush Ghosh
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Brilliant script followed with top notch direction,editing, cinematography and performances..!!
9 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Now this is some movie..Brilliant script followed with top notch direction,editing, cinematography and performances..Engaging suspense thriller..There seems only one ACTRESS in Bollywood at present..She was just too excellent..But the script was the show stealer..One of the best ever climax I've watched in Bollywood..Will blow away your minds..

After watching the movie one will definitely doubt whether this is the same director who has given duds like 'Home Delivery' & 'Aladdin'. But he has given one of the finest cinemas in Bollywood with his latest flick. He has shown the true Bengal as one of the characters in this movie. Really splendid to watch some of the scenes shot in the city

Vidya Balan is giving her best to date in all his recent movies. She hasn't failed yet. One blessed actress she is for the industry. No doubt even if she collects a national award every coming year. such a talented actress. So brave to chose such difficult scripts and make it look like cakewalk in the end is just amazing.

All the characters in the movie have done justice to their roles. Every one complementing each other, the script the story & the direction. The climax is just so powerful and will give you goosebumps. Not seen like in Bollywood before.

Don't miss out this Masterpiece..!! A must watch movie for all.!!


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