Starring: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal, Jugal Hansraj
Directed By: Sujoy Ghosh
Music By: Clinton Cerejo
Rating: 2.5/5 Star (Two and Half Star)
The film tells the story of a mother Vidya Sinha who’s living a middle class life with her paralysed daughter Mini Sinha. Her only goal in life is to take her daughter to US for treatment and give her a content life. Hell breaks loose, when her daughter is kidnapped and before Vidya could do anything, she herself meets with an accident. Sub-inspector Inderjeet Singh is called to investigate the case and in a twist of turns, recognises her as Durga Rani Singh. Durga Rani Singh is a wanted criminal for kidnapping and murder. During the investigation Inder finds Vidya’s personal diary and from there on many revelations are made about Vidya Sinha, Durga Rani Singh, Mini Sinha and even sub-inspector Inderjeet Singh.
Once again, Vidya Balan steals the show. She convincingly portrays the role of a single mother who will go to any lengths in order to protect her child. Never does her performance overdo an emotion and it hence never becomes unpersuasive.
Kahaani 2 is an excellently crafted thriller, which is bogged down by the curse of the second half. It’s nonetheless a good weekend watch.