Directed by: Sujoy Ghosh
Produced by: Sujoy Ghosh, Jayantilal Gada
Written by: Sujoy Ghosh, Ritesh Shah (dialogues)
Story by: Sujoy Ghosh, Suresh Nair
Starring: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal
Music by: Clinton Cerejo
Cinematography: Tapan Basu
Production company: Boundscript Motion Pictures, Pen India Limited
Release dates: 2 December 2016
Running time: 119 minutes
Story line: Kahaani 2 is from the franchise of 2012 film ‘Kahaani’ which revolved around the fight of a fake pregnant woman in search of her husband. The sequel is also being directed by Sujoy Ghosh and features Vidya Balan as lead this time too.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: Ghosh made his directorial debut in 2003 with Jhankaar Beats which was a tribute to R. D. Burman. His next ventures Home Delivery and Aladin did not achieve box office success. His 2012 release Kahaani, featuring Vidya Balan in lead role, has gained both commercial success and critical acclaim. He started his acting career portraying the role of Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi in a film directed by Rituparno Ghosh in December 2012. Not many know that he has written the tagline “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re” for the IPL Team Kolkata Knight Riders.
My Gut Feel and comments:
It’s a great thriller or mystery, but on another level it’s a film about the fact that, if you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you’re told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face:Kevin Spacey
Kahaani 2 is a different story all together with new characters and it’s not a sequel to Kahaani. Yes thinks are common which results in same look and feel. Kahaani was directed by Sujoy Ghosh with Vidhya Balan in lead role. Same team with common actors delivered Kahaani 2.
Kahaani was a hit at box office and was critically acclaimed at same time. A movie from same franchise increases the expectation of audience who is smart enough not to settle down for anything less then what they have already experienced in Kahaani 1.
Vidya balan proved her mettle in the past as well and can carry a film on her shoulder alone however in a thriller like this support cast is equally important.
Data says that second installment of any successful movie most of the time not able to recreate same magic however this time I believe it would be a close call.
Going by my gut feel I am giving Kahaani II, 3 stars out of 5, four days before the release.