MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,409 this week

Kahaani (2012)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  9 March 2012 (India)
8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 23,884 users  
Reviews: 154 user | 41 critic

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met her husband.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 03 Aug 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Kahaani" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kahaani (2012)

Kahaani (2012) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kahaani.

User Polls

16 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Wednesday (2008)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A man calls up the Mumbai police, and tells them he has placed five different bombs in the city -- all set to go off in some time. He wants four terrorists in exchange. Does he get them? ... See full summary »

Director: Neeraj Pandey
Stars: Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Shergill
Madras Cafe (2013)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An Indian Intelligence agent (portrayed by John Abraham)[9] journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant ... See full summary »

Director: Shoojit Sircar
Stars: John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Rashi Khanna
Aamir (2008)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
Stars: Rajeev Khandelwal, Aishwarya, Vasan Bala
Lucia I (2013)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A man suffering from insomnia is tricked into buying a drug, Lucia, that makes his desires come true in his dreams, blurring the line the line between fantasy and reality.

Director: Pawan Kumar
Stars: Sathish Neenasam, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar
Aitraaz (2004)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Successful businessman Raj Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) has everything going for him, including a lovely wife (Kareena Kapoor). Just when he thinks things can't get any better, Sonia (Priyanka ... See full summary »

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
Black Swan (2010)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Director: Mary Harron
Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher
Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
Disturbia (2007)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.

Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman
Unthinkable (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director: Gregor Jordan
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Parambrata Chatterjee ...
Inspector Satyaki Sinha aka Rana (as Parambrata Chattopadhyay)
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
Bhaskaran
Saswata Chatterjee ...
Bob Biswas
Indraneil Sengupta ...
Arnab Bagchi / Milan Damji
...
Mr. Khan
...
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 Banerjee ...
Bimal
Kamalika Banerjee ...
Receptionist
Dibyendu Bardhan ...
Police Inspector
Paresh Bhowmick ...
Drunk at Monalisa (as Paresh Bhowmik)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A mother of a story

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Story  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The climactic Durga Puja sequence was shot at the Ballygunge Cultural Club pandal on Dussehra. See more »

Goofs

While Vidya Bagchi appears Monalisa Guest House for the first time, the position of the bell on the table of the manager changes repeatedly during shots. See more »

Connections

References Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Kahaani
Music by Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal & Vishal Dadlani
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Kahani -- A long awaited Gripping, Original Story with Awesome Direction
10 March 2012 | by (India) – 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

http://bollywoodwaale.com/movies.php?movieid=14

Anjaneai


39 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On second thought: THERE IS A MAJOR FLAW! ashguy77
Pray for Top 250 freejj
Kahaani or A Wednesday b09099
Kahaani Vs Paan Singh Tomar skp28
please answer this question...!!! sharmisthapalui
a copy of..... sanmansp
Discuss Kahaani (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?