Movie : Kahaani 2
Category : New Age Indian Film Industry
Cast: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal, Jugal Hansraj
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Music: Clinton Cerejo
Sujoy Ghosh serves you yet another thriller with a national award winning actress as the protagonist. There is just one tiny thing you should bear in mind if you have seen Kahaani, go in with Zero expectations and you might appreciate the story you have been served!
Kahaani 2 takes you through the life of Durga Rani Singh (Vidya Balan) who is ready to fight the world to protect her alleged daughter. As the mother-daughter duo wake up to yet another routine morning in a suburb in West Bengal, their past hits them and turns their world upside down. Enter cop Indrajeet Singh (Arjun Rampal) who has a past connection with Durga as he tries to investigate the hidden truth behind her debacles. How Durga fights to trace her missing daughter is pretty much what sums up the rest of the movie.
Vidya Balan lives her character in each frame of the movie.Her simple cotton sarees and minimalistic makeup compliment perfectly with her perturbed motherly body language. She delivers yet another stunner performance and proves why she is one of the most decorated actresses of this generation.
Arjun Rampal looks dapper as a cop, not only does he have a personality which matches one but his heavy baritone orchestrates perfectly with his character. He delivers a decent performance as an aspiring cop awaiting every little opportunity to climb up his career ladder and an equally loving family man to his wife and daughter.
Jugal plays a modest antagonist whom you would want to hate from the word go. He truly is an underrated actor, we would definitely want to see more from this actor.
Sujoy Ghosh touches one of the most sensitive topics through Durga’s story, child abuse. There have been many movies which have tried to capture this wreck in the past few years and Sujoy has managed to bring this topic yet again with a lot of cognition towards the fragility of this topic. This is one of the most underrated abuses in our kin and I sincerely hope such movies creates awareness amongst monsters who carry such hollow thoughts towards children.
The cinematography of this one matches in every frame with the thriller sequences. The art setups and background scores enhance the story to deliver a good screenplay to engage the audiences.
The only complaint I have with Sujoy is the story ends up being predictable towards the second half and the climax was not even half as good as Kahaani. As I said earlier, lowering your expectations is the only way you can possibly enjoy this thriller!
Overall Rating: 2.5/5