“Usually when you see females in movies, they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged by male energy.”
Shattering that metallic structure and bravely escaping from the cage of male energy, Vidya Balan validated with Kahaani that a woman can schlep a two hour long film sans the succor of a hero.
Directed ably by Sujoy Ghosh, this noir thriller, set against the backdrop of the city of Kolkatta, completes exactly five glorious years today.
With a watertight and nail-bitting narrative, stimulating performances and a fitting finale, Kahaani still remains one of the most enticing and absorbing spine-chillers of Hindi cinema in the last decade.
It not only made its audiences travel across the busy and scant streets of Kolkatta, but also introduced to them a palette of exciting, intriguing and eerie characters, be it the eccentric Bob Biswas or the mysterious Damji.
And towering above all of them was the leading lady, Vidya Balan, sparkling from the first frame to the last. Possibly one of the most robust actors in India today, Balan was brimming with confidence and courage and showed she can be as dependable as any male actor in the industry.
If you still haven’t, watch Kahaani and prepare yourself for a roller-coaster ride. Till then, here’s hoping we have more such cinematic experiences.