Ashdoc's movie review---Kahani

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    Calcutta---the city of joy.....made famous , despised and controversially celebrated by novelist Dominique Lappire in the 20th century.....

    ......And in the 21st century ,Kolkata as its known now has been celebrated again , probably less controversially by this classic film.....

    ......Because as the film moves , we see more and more viginettes of the city---a city rich in colour and made resplendent by festival ( durga puja ).....

    But for a heavily pregnant Vidya Balan , its not a city of joy ; but in fact , its a joyless city.....

    For she has arrived from London in search of a missing husband , and has to waddle around in this heavily pregnant state from place to place to see if he is alive.....

    It is not difficult to sympathise with this helpless woman who has neither relative nor friend in the city to help her.....

    It is precisely this sympathy that is aroused in a young sub-inspector as he decides to help her in her mission......

    Its another matter that in typical filmy fashion , it later turns into onesided love..........but that happens in all films anyway......

    But what about the missing husband ?? Its a name the Intelligence department wants to erase from memory as it may bring something else to light.....

    And Vidya is asked to forget all about it and pack her bags and go home.....

    But some more dangerous people want her to forget it too , and Vidya's life is in deadly danger.....

    But hell hath no fury like a woman scorned !!---all this only pushes the intrepid Vidya to further explore the mystery......all with the help of the lovelorn subinspector who finds time from his work to be with her in all times and situations.....:lol:

    And a deadly game of cat and mouse begins.....

    ......And it continues in the alleys and bylanes of Kolkata , each step making the whole thing more complicated and enigmatic instead of unravelling the mystery while all the time giving us glimpses of the city's life and its zest.....

    Thats the hallmark of a true suspense movie anyway---its ability to keep the viewers engaged till the end......

    Happily , the movie does that in bountiful amounts , helped on by a powerpacked performance ( once again !! after The Dirty picture ) by Vidya Balan who oozes charm and fizz in every situation......

    And the ending is a triumph in itself , for it ends the movie in a bigger bang than one thought---a high note of the bang of justice delivered.....

    As the audience walks out of the theater , instead of the usual sniggers and laughter , there is hushed silence---a tribute to the impact of the film ??

    Verdict---powerfully super :thumb:
     
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  3. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    I was looking for your review but I dont know what was the problem; the DFI was not opening. I read it in other site. Good movie. And I liked Bob Biswas...and the IB guy...
     
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    This is a good film. I recommend it to bollywood haters like me to watch it.
     
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    My mom recommended this movie to me, so I am assuming this is very very good.
     
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    It is. The climax was chillax too. First time in a decade, I have watched a Hindi movie twice.
     
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    ashdoc bhai gaved green signal to watch!!!


    It seems worth to watch, Gonna watch the movie for sure



    Cheers,
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    I saw an Indian movie ZINGADI NA MILEGI DOBARA the other day. What does it mean literally? What do u think about this one?
     
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    Translation: You dont get to live again OR You live only once

    Its a nice movie. I liked it but I dont think it was very successful commercially.
     
  10. ashdoc

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    read my review of PAAN SINGH TOMAR too :ear:
     
  11. Singh

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    What a movie damn. :hail:
     

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