Vidya Balan returns to the screen in Kahaani 2 and whether she’s the hero or the villain in this thriller is a tough one to call. The trailers have got audiences intrigued and the film is sure to get people talking. The reviews of Kahaani 2 have cited that the second half drags somewhat, but that’s no reason to give it a miss. In case you were planning on opting out, here are our top 5 reasons to change your mind and watch Kahaani 2 this weekend.
Kahaani 2: Strong performances – When Vidya Balan is in the lead, you know you’re getting your money’s worth. Taking a step away from 2012’s Kahaani, this film has cast a new face with Arjun Rampal in the role of cop Inderjeet Singh. Suffice to say that Arjun’s performance is the best he’s given so far in a character that has as much to convey through muted expressions as the film’s chilling dialogues.
Kahaani 2: A fresh plot – We’re treated to some new themes that haven’t been really touched upon in Indian cinema. For instance, we have the uncomfortable subject of child abuse and the examining of the bond between a child and its carer and whether it’s always as feel-good as we’d like to think.
Kahaani 2: Tight screenplay – The script is often an overlooked aspect in movie reviews, but Kahaani 2’s screenplay has managed to defy this. It’s evident that Sujoy Ghosh didn’t intend to waste a single line in this film – each one reveals something new about the characters and moves the plot forward. Pair that with Vidya’s brilliant intonations and you have some dialogues that will leave you unsettled.
Kahaani 2: A new setting – Even if you haven’t visited Delhi, Mumbai or New York for that matter, you’re familiar with the cliché landmarks, thanks to most movies being set there. Kahaani 2 wins in this aspect. You have the quaint setting of Chandannagar, West Bengal, so even in terms of location, you don’t know what to expect.
Kahaani 2: The loyalty factor – As a woman-driven vehicle with an outlandish plot, no one expected 2012’s Kahaani to become a hit, but it overcame all expectations. Fans of the original should see this film if only for the fact that whenever Sujoy Ghosh and Vidya Balan collaborate, a fresh film is guaranteed.