Vidya Balan is brilliant and maintains her intensity through out the film, Sujoy Ghosh keeps it tight and gives good enough exciting moments, writing by Sujoy, Advait Kala, Suresh Nair and Nikhil Vyas is commendable, cinematography by Setu is captivating, Parambrata Chattopadhyay as Rana is find of the movie, other supporting actors Nawazuddin Siddqui, Indranil Sengupta and Dhrithinath Chaterjee are top notch
Film has unconventional plot and a bit artistic ending which might work against it with certain section of audience
Watch it for Vidya's one more award winning performance and interesting plot
It must be first time in history of Bollywood when a female lead is giving good run for the money to lead actors. She has not given one or two but now this is her 4th consecutive award winning intense performance without much help from male actors. We are talking about Vidya Balan and hey you woman of the moment, take a bow!
Sujoy Ghosh should be complimented on many fronts, taking an interesting plot, no commercial adjustments, perfect casting even the supporting cast is top notch and above all setting of the film in Kolkata.
Film revolves around a pregnant woman searching for her husband in Kolkata but people around her keep cementing the fact that her husband does not exist. This contradiction keeps audience on the edge and frequent twists hold the proceedings together. Film does not belong to Balan alone though as Nawazuddin and Dhrithinath give impeccable performances. Songs are also one factor which add to the mood of the film especially the one by Amitabh Bachchan "Ekla Chalo Re". Background score enhances the film and art direction is realistic. Only let down comes right in the very end in terms of a bit of too contrived ending which could be deterrent for people. Also at places film looks to drag in later part of first half when proceedings get tedious.
Go watch it and you will come out satisfied with this psychological thriller, Vidya Balan is new hit machine of Bollywood and yes, this one has some substance too with some style and oomph!