Kahaani 2 (2016)

Sujoy Ghosh has written an interesting story, but it wasn’t as gripping or shocking like his first.

The story unfolds slowly, but you have glaring evidence where it’s going. That said, it was still a good watch, because he kept it short. The film has a fine cast which doesn’t become melodramatic, though there are some intense moments.

Vidya Balan is herself. Nothing out of the box or different this time round. Sometimes her performance seems ‘textbook’. Arjun Rampal is strong, while Jugal Hansraj in a special appearance is effective. The supporting cast is competent, especially the little girl.

The film is taut and simple, some alarming revelations and a selfless social message make it entertaining.

2.5/5

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