Kahaani, I Salute You!

MissMalini , 21 Mar 2012
Kahaani
Kahaani

So, I have to say this about Kahaani (which I finally watched last night) I was totally impressed that Bollywood appears to be growing up! Riveting plot, gripping story-telling, believable characters and authentic accents. The only bit that bummed me out ever-so-slightly was how it ended. SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read on if you haven’t yet but plan to see it!

I did what now?!
I did what now?!

I kept wondering how they were going to wrap this thriller up, with the obvious cliche? A Bollywood staple “happy ending”? I had no clue. Until she stabbed the bad guy in the neck with a pencil. I didn’t see that coming, no. I didn’t believe it as much as I would have liked to, yes.

Kahaani
Kahaani

But all in all I still have to give the team props for pulling off a brilliant female lead, yay Vidya Balan! (So female that she’s pregnant in fact!) Stellar supporting cast (here’s looking at you Rana and of course Bob the assassin!) and a non singing-and-dancing big budget Bollywood film. Yes, for that I give you props.

PS. Amitabh Bachchan sings a gorgeous Bengali poem by Tagore for the movie’s soundtrack which Nowshad translated for me to loosely mean, “Even if no one hears your call, walk on anyway.” Listen.

For Rashmi’s First Day First Show review click here.

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