4/5 – Kahaani review by Deccan Chronicle : It’s terrific

Positives :

  • Brilliant direction, cinematography and Vidya steals the show again.

Negatives :

  • Moments of humour are incorporated

Although the goings-on are tense, moments of humour are incorporated, like Vidya objecting to being called ‘Bidya’ by the Kolkatans but then giving up. Plus, there’s something really cheeky when the heroine plays a bit of tosey-tosey on a bus ride with the police officer. A human touch that, actually showing a pregnant woman flirting!

Technically a little jewel, this, Namrata Rao and Vishal-Shekhar’s music score are remarkably inspired.

As the arrogant intelligence officer, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is strikingly impressive. All said and riveted, though, it is Vidya Balan whose performance holds the Kahaani together. You want to see it again just for her. Go for it.


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