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Kahaani (2012)

 -  Drama | 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 her husband.

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Parambrata Chatterjee ...
Inspector Satyaki Sinha aka Rana (as Parambrata Chattopadhyay)
Dhritiman Chatterjee ...
Bhaskaran
Saswata Chatterjee ...
Bob Biswas
Indraneil Sengupta ...
Arnab Bagchi / Milan Damji
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Mr. Khan
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Retd. Colonel Bajpai
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Sk. Azad Ahmed ...
Drunk at Monalisa
Masood Akhtar ...
Rasik Tyagi
Mohd. Faiz Alam ...
Bob's Boss
Roshni Ali ...
Student
Anindya Banerjee ...
Bimal
Kamalika Banerjee ...
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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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Trivia

Saswata Chatterjee (Bob Biswas) used to play the character of "Topshe" in the Bengali TV adaptations of the "Feluda" until 2001. Parambrata Chatterjee (who plays Inspector Satyaki Sinha/Rana) replaced him on 2003 and since then he plays the role in four Bengali movie adaptations. 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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Kahaani
Music by Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal & Vishal Dadlani
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really unexpected from Bollywood
9 March 2012 | by (India, pune) – See 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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