‘Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh’ will hit the silver screens today, December 2. There is already lot of excitement amongst audience to watch this thriller flick directed by Sujoy Ghosh. The movie starring Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal in the lead has already been watched by critics in a special show and they are simply impressed with the leading lady’s performance. Be it any genre, Vidya just owns it with her killer act and that’s what she has done even this time. The trailer and poster of the film looked damn intriguing but was it worth watching the 119 minutes film?
After watching ‘Kahaani’, fans and media couldn’t stop praising not just Vidya Balan’s act but even the plot that kept each one of us hooked at the edge of our seat. It was an unpredictable scenario and that’s what everyone loved. But has it been the same even this time? So read what the critics have said after watching ‘Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh’:
The Indian Express: The one who keeps you watching is Balan. She puts behind her over-wrought turn in Hamari Adhuri Kahani and gets back to doing what’s she’s done well in the past — giving us a solid, fleshed-out character with motivations she makes us see, and feel. After Kahaani, which took us into a fresh space, this one disappoints. If Ghosh does plan on making a third, he’ll have to up his game considerably. (ALSO READ: Kahaani 2 movie review: Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal fail to keep you on the edge of your seat!)
Pinkvilla: It’s almost blasphemous to go wrong with Kahaani. For Pete’s sake, the first installment is amongst the few Indian films that have inspired a Hollywood remake. It is a close shave for director Sujoy Ghosh, who gives Bollywood its most fantastic pre-interval sequence ever but wobbles thereafter. Of course, it ended up as a classic case of too good to be true. The curse of the second hour hits bad with a clunky half comprising gimmicky action sequences and a brooding cop who scurries around acting handsome in his khakhi wardi. The mind games have gone obsolete. the actors are commendable – Jugal is worth a mention, Arjun is lightyears ahead of anything he has been seen in recent times but it pivots on Vidya, who shoulders it steadily. But the writing is loose, missing Sujoy’s crisp narrative from last night.
Gulf News: Some of the twists in the second half may seem predictable, but it’s buoyed by some fantastic performances. Arjun Rampal as a middle-level police officer is thoroughly engaging. He’s on Balan’s trail, and his quest to find the truth about her past is played out handsomely. But there’s a coincidence in the film that’s hard to believe. Still, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying this dark thriller. Also, watch out for director Ghosh’s finesse in bringing out the middle-class milieu of West Bengal.
Filmibeat: Vidya Balan gives a solid performance reminding you why she is one of the best performers in the industry. Arjun Rampal holds his own identity and lends the story a whiff of humour amidst the building tension at several junctures. Kahaani 2 has one of the best first halves that keeps you glued to your seat with his water-tight screenplay and gripping narrative. You just don’t get a moment to breath loose as you fear losing out some crucial details. However, post interval things start getting predictable and the guessing game comes to an end. The plot loses steam as you wait in anticipation for a surprise twist in the tale. (ALSO READ: 5 times Kahaani 2 star Vidya Balan broke the mould and won us over!)
The critics have definitely loved the performances it’s clear that this time the storyline that was expected to be some goo thriller fell flat. But still, would guys watch ‘Kahaani 2’ for Vidya’s performance? Let us know in the comment box below.