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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.

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Sujoy Ghosh

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

Credited cast:
Vidya Balan ... Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
Parambrata Chatterjee ... Inspector Satyaki Sinha aka Rana (as Parambrata Chattopadhyay)
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 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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Taglines:

A mother of a story

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$270,081, 11 March 2012

Gross USA:

$1,035,953, 4 May 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vidya Balan was the very first choice for the film. See more »

Goofs

At her first visit to the Police station,Vidya Bagchi avoids signing the Missing Person Report she just filed. But according to the Law, one who is filing the missing person report/FIR must sign the report else the report is of no use. See more »

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

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Amar Swapna Je
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courtesy of The India Record Mfg Co Ltd
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User Reviews

 
\m/ must watch \m/
8 March 2012 | by tejasmdeshpandeSee all my reviews

Do not listen to what people tell you based on the rumors, go and watch it!! The story is just fantastic!! A lot of thought has been put into every minute detail of the movie!! All of it to culminate in an awesome finish. Vidya Balan has as always done her bit perfectly and is supported well by her co-star Parambrata Chatterjee.The cinematography in the initial stages is fair. The direction is legendary. Every single scene has a part to play in the climax. Go watch it \m/. You'll be glued to your seats for sure!! And don't bother to think of what's gonna happen next, cos just like any awesome thriller, you're gonna be proved wrong ;P


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