Cast:Vidya Balan,Arjun Rampal,Tunisha Sharma.
Direction: Sujoy Ghosh.
Plot : Kahaani 2 is about Vidya Sinha(Vidya balan) and her daughter,Mini(Tunisha Sharma).Vidya aka Bidda is a single mother.Things go for a toss,when Mini goes missing.Later,Vidya Sinha,gets a call from the kidnapper,who has kidnapped Mini.The rest of the story is a high pressure race to get Mini back.
Nutshell view for the time crunched :
+ve: Engaging,Thrilling mystery.
-ve: Use of a lot of Bengali language without subtitles.
My views in detail : I decided to watch Kahaani 2,assuming it was a prequel to Kahaani. But,the reality is that the two are not interconnected.i waited till the end hoping to find a connection between the two.Kahaani 2 does outsmart Kahaani.
Kahaani 2 starts with a glimpse into the life of Vidya Sinha,and Mini Sinha,her daughter,who is confined to the bed,as the bottom part of her body is paralyzed. Mystery starts within 5 mins into the movie,when Mini goes missing and Vidya goes into a coma when she is hit down by a car.
The rest of the story is told in the form of flashbacks,which is being read out of Vidya’s diary.Kahaani 2 deals with a very sensitive topic in a bold manner.It has touched certain areas in a way that has not been covered in other movies before.Vidya Balan’s act made me cringe with fear.I am deliberately not delving into the topic,to avoid a spoiler for those who are yet to watch Kahaani 2.
Many of the scenes are creepy,some had me shout out cuss words,while I closed my eyes for a few.
The first half is shot in picturesque Kalimpong.It looks a lot like Ooty.
I liked Arjun Rampal as Inderjeet,he uses a lot of dark humor in the movie.
I am not going to write much about the other supporting characters,coz I don’t want to let out the suspense.It took a while for the climax to make sense to me.
I would recommend Kahani 2 for those without a heart ailment or a high blood pressure.
Quotes that caught me:
It’s an acute case of TBI,traumatic brain injury.
Tumhare gut feeling ko,pett ke andar rakh.
Dewans,are you blind?
Mujhe nahi sona hai.
5 baje,aa jaana..
Arre waa,kahaani mein twist.
Sir,mere promotion ke baare main baat ki?
Tere promotion ki maa ki.
In one of the scenes,the time on the clock and the time on the police inspector’s watch,are drastically different.
Remometer Legends :
1 : I ran out of the theater.
2 : I will never watch this again.
2.5 : average . Can skip watching on big screen.
3 : One time watch on the big screen.
3.5 : Fan girl. Will definitely watch again , that too on big screen.
4 : Overwhelmed. Can’t stop thinking of it . Deeply moved .