As we have mentioned earlier, we were curious to watch the Bollywood movie Kahaani 2 : Durga Rani Singh; since it’s trailer was launched. The first installment in the series was quite good (you can find our views and reviews for it here). The same team was united again (in terms of main lead and makers) so the expectations were very high since it’s announcement. So, whether it is worth watching?
The short and simple answer is yes it is, but it is for adults only.
|Movie||:||Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh|
|Written by||:||Sujoy Ghosh, Ritesh Shah (Dialoue)|
|Story by||:||Sujoy Ghosh, Suresh Nair|
|Music By||:||Clinton Cerejo|
|Production Company||:||Boundscript Motion Pictures, Pen India Limited|
|Distributed by||:||Pen India Limited|
|Release Date (Scheduled)||:||2 December 2016|
|Starring||:||Vidya Balan (Vidya Sinha / Durga Rani Singh), Arjun Rampal (Sub-inspector Inderjeet Singh), Tunisha Sharma (Minnie Dewan), Naisha Khanna (Young Minnie Dewan), Jugal Hansraj (Mohit Dewan, Minnie’s uncle), Amba Sanyal (Mrs. Dewan (Mohit’s mother)), Manini Chadha (Rashmi Singh), Kharaj Mukherjee (Inspector Pranab Halder), Tota Roychoudhury (Arun, Durga’s friend), Koushik Sen (the policeman at Kalimpong), Pradip Chakrabarty (Benu Kaka, Vidya’s neighbour), Nitya Ganguli (Constable Ram Singh), Pradip Mukherjee (Doctor Maity), Ardhendu Banerjee (Doctor Sen), Biswajit Chakraborty (Police Officer, Lalbazar.), Gargi Bharadwaj (the kidnapper assassin / police-woman), Soma Adhikari (Minnie’s nurse), Haridas Chatterjee (mad beggar), and others…|
Now let us dig deeper into the details.
Vidya Sinha is just another middle class woman who lives with her daughter Mini at Chandan Nagar, West Bengal . Mini is in her teenage and she is paralyzed from waist down. She need to use wheel chair for most of the movements she need to do. She is brilliant thought. For Vidya she is the world and taking her care is her priority.
But as a single mother she need to do a job also to earn living for them both. Managing time between the job and Mini is very struggling for her and she often got late for her office. Vidya’s main aim is to earn and save as maximum as possible so she can take Mini to America for further treatment. She visualize her walking on her own legs one day. Vidya have a habit of keeping a diary which she was updated regularly.
One day she need to go for work and her maid was not reached yet. So she confirmed with her to come home soon and attend Mini. And on Mini’s insistance (as it is a matter of some time only, till the maid reach home) she left for her office. She informs her neighbour to keep a watch at her home in the meantime. After reaching her office she called her maid to confirm whether she is reached, and the maid claimed that Vidya herself have called her later and informed to not to come! Eventually, Vidya gets home and found that Mini is missing!
She was desperate to find her, and while moving on the road, she was hit with a car which lead her to comma!
Inspector Singh was appointed to look into the matter and he got her diary. While reading it he found about Vidya’s early days when she was living in other city and was having a relationship with a nice guy named Arun. Despite Vidya’s feelings for him, she was unable to commit to a married life with him!
Why? And by the way who is Durga Rani Singh? Also, what will be the fate of Mini and Vidya? Are mother-daughter going to meet soon? All these questions are better explored on the screen.
Views and Reviews:
Maker Sujoy Ghosh was very keep to keep the franchisee of Kahaani series like the Feluda (story) series which he was fond of. While working on Kahaani – he got a good tuning with Vidya Balan so he continued the series with her. Vidya is a very talented actress and she uses the opportunity at the best extent when get a chance. The main role is written for her and she makes all from it. She is definitely in full form.
While Arjun’s character is comparatively small yet effective. And he is not looking himself but the character which is a positive sign. Tota Roychoudhary is very convincing in quite small role. Almost everyone is good enough in their performances. No one can imagine Jugal Hansraj in such type of role. His role is small though. Manini Chadha is convincing in the small role accordingly. The last half an hour of the movie is quite enjoyable and thrilling.
The script is good. There were mixed reactions for exploring the subject of child abuse at domestic level. However if you can appreciate the movie like Pink (rightly); this is another movie which you should appreciate as well.
Background music of the film is really adding positives to the movie. It sets mood quite effectively. The movie added with good background music and right locales leave unforgettable impact in the viewer’s mind. The sets and locales are chosen thoughtfully and it makes movie look authentic. It is after a long time we had seen good realistic middle class homes and offices. The movie is a delight to watch in terms of direction. The script and simple yet effective dialogs are worth to mention.
It requires out of the box thinking and courage to make such movie. And yes, there is no place for traditional Bollywood movie songs, but you won’t miss it while watching. And it is really the script and direction’s power.
Behind The Scenes:
It is a no-nonsense thriller which you will enjoy, if you like to watch crime thrillers. And it explores one of the less talked issues found in our society.
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