hindi MOVIE PREVIEWS
“Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh” Starring Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal; directed by Sujoy Ghosh; music by Clinton Cerejo.
The 2012 award-winning “Kahaani” was one of the best Hindi films of recent times, so we are excited for Sujoy Ghosh’s latest. If you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for! This thriller isn’t a sequel but rather the next installment in the “Kahaani” brand of suspense stories with Vidya Balan reprising the lead. Balan’s character Vidya, gets a threatening call and rushes out looking for her daughter. She meets with an accident and goes into a coma. Arjun Rampal plays Indrajit Singh, the investigating officer. A hit-and-run incident becomes a complex case involving secrets, kidnapping and murder. The police think she’s the wanted kidnapper Durga Rani Singh. The trailer suggests some secrets that were buried need to be unraveled. Is Vidya actually Durga Rani Singh? Is she creating a story to uncover the real culprit? Does her daughter even exist? Expect to see several memorable characters, just like in “Kahaani.” The film has multiple layers and looks at situations where things are not as they seem. The makers claim it will make you wonder if you really know your loved ones or just believe what they want you to. Writer and director Ghosh says the layered relationships get unraveled to help solve the mystery.
“Dangal” Starring Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar; directed by Nitesh Tiwari; music by Pritam.
The wait is over for Aamir Khan fans. “Dangal” is based on the true story of the extraordinary life of a Haryanvi wrestler. Khan plays Mahavir Singh Phogat, who is forced to give up dreams in international wrestling due to lack of financial support. He resolves to train his future son in his sport to fulfill his dream of winning gold for India. Veteran TV actress Sakshi Tanwar plays Shobha Kaur, his wife. Two decades later, Mahavir’s dream diminishes as he is blessed with four daughters. But when his eldest daughter Geeta and second daughter Babita, ages 14 and 12, played by Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, beat up a group of boys from the neighborhood, Mahavir realizes his girls possess the talent he was born with. With new hope, Mahavir relentlessly pursues his goal and trains his daughters to be world-class wrestlers. He makes them train with the village boys and inspires them to fight to win despite the odds. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Babita becomes India’s first female wrestler to win gold, while Babita wins silver. Aamir Khan looks impeccable as Mahavir Singh. We see him in two looks, as a 55-year-old retired wrestler for which he gained a lot of weight, and a younger extremely fit version.