Kahani has captured Kolkatta (Calcutta) correctly in showing it to be a crowded, bustling, busy city that takes the festival of Durga Puja very seriously. The plot begins promisingly and immediately we are plunged into the mystery of what has happened to our unlikely heroine’s (Vidya Balan) husband. He seems just to have disappeared somewhere in the vicinity of Kalighat in Kolkatta while on assignment for the Central Data Lab. The film has plenty of twists and turns, perhaps too many at the end but it’s worth seeing none the less. The build up to the festival of Durga Puja forms the backdrop to this thrilling detective story and helps to portray the spirit of the city.
Vidya (aka Bidya) is unusual in that she is a heavily pregnant software engineer and so makes an unlikely sleuth but she manages to charm tea boys and police lieutenants alike and will stop at nothing to uncover what has happened to her missing husband. Go see the film for an entertaining but sometimes unlikely detective story set in a very authentic and busy city, Dubai seems quiet by comparison. Leave me a comment and tell me what you thought and if you haven’t already done so, do like this post and http://www.doindubai on Facebook. Has this review inspired you to the see the movie or has it put you off going ? Would be good to know :