True that the movie was ridden with hype, especially with the lead cast Vidya Balan coming back after a mega run with Dirty Picture, but spending the 150 odd minutes grasping on each popcorn in anticipation of what happens next was totally worth it.
I nearly overslept and missed the show I’d booked. With ten min to go, I sped in my 800 to Oberon cinemax here in Cochin and just made it on time to catch the first five min of the movie. I am not gonna spill the plot here because the top performer here indeed is the story. The director has so ably created twists and turns at just about where it mattered with characters leaving a mark no matter how little their screen time was.
I have never been to Kolkata, but this movie is a good showcase of a fair bit of the city and the festivities. The culmination of the movie was really nervy with some breathtaking performance by Vidya and it really makes you wonder if there is any other actress in Bollywood who could have out performed her. It’s a matter of pride for every Mallu she has won the national award recently and I would bet my money on her for having another go at the same price again this year.
Don’t miss this cracker. Its full of thrills, a bit of subtle romance and plenty of Bongla lingo. Have fun!