Thoughts On: Kahaani (EOTWS)

Kahaani (EOTWS)

End Of The Week Shorts #32 extract: Kahaani (2012)



Kahaani (or Story) has got to be one of the greatest crime thrillers I've ever seen. Following a pregnant woman in search of her lost husband, this film explores motherhood as almost a force of nature whilst putting to the screen one of the most genuine "role reversals" (I would suggest that this narrative is far above that) ever conceived of. With numerous perfectly constructed characters and some truly gorgeous cinematography, Kahaani brings you into this narrative construction masterfully, engaging you in the plot and character conflicts to levels that continually deepen. 
The only elements holding this film back are small moments in which the soundtrack becomes too invasive, the editing too audacious and the action too contrived. Beyond this, I have to say it again: one of the greatest, semi-unconventional crime thrillers I've ever seen. Everyone needs to see this.

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