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Sujoy Ghosh celebrates 12 years of Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani - Netizens react with love

Kahaani, released on March 9, 2012, is a thriller directed by Sujoy Ghosh. It stars Vidya Balan as Vidya Bagchi, who goes in search of her missing husband.

Sujoy Ghosh celebrates 12 years of Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani - Netizens react with love

Sujoy Ghosh celebrates 12 years of Vidya Balan's Kahaani. 

Last Updated: 12.50 PM, Mar 09, 2024


Today is a special day for Vidya Balan and her fans! On this day, one of her most iconic movies, titled Kahaani, was released theatrically in 2012. While the actress’ fans continue to heap praise on her on social media handles, here is what Sujoy Ghosh, the director of the film, has to say.

Sujoy Ghosh celebrates 12 years of Vidya Balan's Kahaani

Taking to his social media handles today, eminent filmmaker Sujoy expressed his delight in creating Kahaani, which added a massive feather to his hat.

In a message for movie buffs, he said, “Happy Birthday #KAHAANI. We made a film. All of you made it a kahaani. And for that… massive love to you.” With this message, he attached an old photo of Vidya Balan from the film's set.

Lakhs of social media users have liked Sujoy’s message. Many of them dropped heart emoticons in the comments section.

“One of the best films ever,” wrote one social media user on microblogging site X. Another user said, “Sujoy da’s story, screenplay, direction-wise the film is an absolute delight to watch. Vidya Balan aces it. Calcutta becomes another key character. The use of past Bollywood songs is apt. Bob Biswas is unforgettable. All in all, Kahaani is magnificent.”

Kahaani's many themes

In 2012, Kahaani was released as a thriller film crafted and directed by Sujoy Ghosh. Vidya Balan stars as Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant wife seeking her missing husband amidst Kolkata's bustling Durga Puja festivities. She receives assistance from Rana Sinha, an assistant sub-inspector played by Parambrata Chatterjee, and Inspector General A. Khan, portrayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Despite its modest budget of ₹80 million, Kahaani explores themes of women's empowerment and the complexities of motherhood in India's often male-centric society. The film's global release on March 9, 2012, was met with financial success, grossing ₹1.04 billion worldwide within 50 days. Notably, the film won several awards, including three National Film Awards.

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