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Post by ashdoc on Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:43 pm

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.....

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 clap

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Kahani

Post by chameli on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:39 pm

great review ..will see this movie just because you said to Smile

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Kahani

Post by CB on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Saw this movie -- liked it a lot. Ending is worth the suspense.. And, you want to watch it again and pay attention.

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Kahani

Post by Guest on Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:43 am

what a lovely movie. just saw it. stupendous acting by vidya balan and nawazuddin siddiqui. vidya balan has proven that she is a versatile actress (something like rekha was). great suspense-thriller plot. 9/10. 1 point deducted for too much and noise and chaos towards the beginning of the flick. i hate the sights of moribund kolkata (the first half hour was full of them).

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Post by charvaka on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:34 pm

Huzefa Kapasi wrote:what a lovely movie. just saw it. stupendous acting by vidya balan and nawazuddin siddiqui. vidya balan has proven that she is a versatile actress (something like rekha was). great suspense-thriller plot. 9/10. 1 point deducted for too much and noise and chaos towards the beginning of the flick. i hate the sights of moribund kolkata (the first half hour was full of them).
I liked the shots of old Kolkata. Starting off at Kalighat police station was interesting -- unlike say something in a more upmarket location. Also the notion of the police guy riding a tram home every night was quaint and interesting. I thought they could have made the movie crisper by taking out at least 20-30 minutes, but they were going for Bollywood length. I was worried they might end up showing the romantic interest between the female and male leads going further -- am glad there were no songs on that. Vidya Balan has shown that she can carry a movie around herself -- not something many Bollywood actresses can do.

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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:04 am

charvaka wrote: Vidya Balan has shown that she can carry a movie around herself -- not something many Bollywood actresses can do.

i agree. i had not thought her particularly talented till i saw this movie. i'll watch "dirty pictures" too.

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Post by charvaka on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:43 am

ashdoc wrote: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.....

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
Good review! You describe the movie well without giving anything away.

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Kahani

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:47 am

charvaka wrote:Good review! You describe the movie well without giving anything away.

i just recommended this movie to pi on chat. she said pregnant women can't fly. i said it wasn't an oversight. she said, ok, then she must not "really" be pregnant. i told her to watch it for she is in for a surprise.

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