Kahaani (2012)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 2 mins

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Kolkata is abuzz with the preparations for the annual Durga Puja festival, as seven months pregnant Vidya Bagchi steps off the airplane from London. Her first stop is the local police station to file a missing person report. Weeks ago, her husband Arnab arrived in India for a job assignment. The first two weeks, they talked daily on the phone, and then without explanation, his calls stopped. Everywhere Vidya turns, no one can remember Arnab. There is no trace of him at the guest house or his workplace. But Vidya will not give up her search. Somewhere in Kolkata she will discover the dangerous truth.

Cast: Vidya Balan

Crew: Sujoy Ghosh (Director), Satyajit Pande (Director of Photography), Shekhar Ravjiani (Music Director), Vishal Dadlani (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 09 Mar 2012 (India)

Tagline: A mother of a story

Hindi Name: कहानी

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Did you know? Though Bob uses a mobile phone in the movie, the actor who portrays him, Saswata Chatterjee does not own a mobile phoone. Read More
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as Vidya Venkatesan-Bagchi
as Arup Basu
as IB Agent
as Bimal
as TV Veiwer
as Mr. Bose
as Agnes D'Mello
as Colonel Bajpai
as IB Agent
as Monalisa Manager's Friend
as Bhaskaran
as Police Inspector
as Arnab Bagchi / Milan Damji
as Ramesh Pal
as Receptionist
as Inspector Chatterjee
as Dr Ganguly
as Rasik Tyagi
as Mrs. Bose
as IB Agent
as Bob's Boss
as NDC Guard
as Mr Khan
as Monalisa Manager
as Inspector Satyaki Sinha aka Rana
as Drunk at Monalisa
as Headmaster
as Poltu
as Student
as Old Woman At Metro
as Drunk at Monalisa
as R Shridhar
as Bob Biswas
as Milan's Neighbour
as Drunk at Monalisa
Supporting Actor
as Mother at Metro Station
as Fat Man




Executive Producer



Story Writer
Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe




Stunt Director
Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Bengali
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
ARRIFLEX 435 Xtreme
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
A mother of a story
Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Deity (English)
Followed by: Kahaani 2 (Hindi)
Remade as: Anaamika (Telugu)
Remade as: Nee Enge En Anbe (Tamil)
Filming Locations:
Vidya Balan prepared for her role by interacting with pregnant women and gynecologists. She learned about the difficulties faced by women during pregnancy and also the superstitions followed by some of them.

Saswata Chatterjee who plays Bob in the film went to see the movie with his wife, who would close her eyes whenever he appeared on screen because he was too evil in the film.

Though Bob uses a mobile phone in the movie, the actor who portrays him, Saswata Chatterjee does not own a mobile phoone.