I watched the movie more than a fortnight back. I loved the plot a lot that I was deliberate on jumping on my laptop and dancing my fingers on the key pad immediately after watching the film. But I just took a while and thought how long would the same zeal persists in me. After almost three weeks, even today as I write this, I feel so fresh with the vibes that were created by the plot.
I have been using the word ‘plot’. I wanted to highlight this to you just in case you missed on noting it down from the above lines. I would rate Balan’s action next to the plot and the direction. Sujoy Ghosh, the proud co-producer and the director of the movie has fantastically done his job. Vidya has performed the role, or I would say she lived the life of a heavily pregnant woman with ease, of course not beyond the expectations though.
More than anything else the way the screenplay talk about the life in Kolkata was first of it’s kind in the recent scenario as the on going trend suggests the shooting around Mumbai has been the Bollywood directors cup of tea. Metro incident has of course raised some resistance towards telecasting the scene of the murder attempt on Vidya, but the way the characterization of the character, who tries to kill her, till that scene brings no unexpected surprise to the audience.
Suspense was the integral part of the movie but I would say there was no element as such that horrifies the audience. A special and unexplainable thrill comes to the mind towards the end when she, the pregnant woman, comes back after the scene that shows that she has almost lost the battle. After the revelation of the intension of her from her past, the flash back in other words, I felt that this kind of story is first of its kind in the recent days. I didn’t get any clues of watching similar plot earlier.
Well done director. Well done Vidya. She has proved it once again why she wholly deserves the attention that she has been getting these months. From a bold performer to a sensible actress, from ‘The dirty picture’ to the ‘Kahaani’, she has evolved as an actress, as an human being, as a celebrity who carries and enjoys the attention with complete heart.
The credit goes to the direction, no doubts, but the good time is of Balan’s yet again. Unless Kareena kapoor shows some heroine-isam and rest of the year see another great female performers of Bollywood, it may once again be the same face that will receive the awards in next year functions. I think Balan will have to start keeping space in the shelf next to the awards souvenirs that she has bagged this year.