Sunday, Sep 25, 2022
×
Outlook.com
×

10 Years Of 'Kahaani': Sujoy Ghosh Thanks Fans For Looking After His Film

Starring Vidya Balan in the lead, the movie is remembered for its taut storytelling, stellar performance by the cast and the lived-in feel of the cinematography by Setu that featured Kolkata as another starring character.

A still from the film 'Kahaani'
A still from the film 'Kahaani' Instagram

On Wednesday, director Sujoy Ghosh expressed appreciation to the audience for continuing to shower love on his 2012 hit mystery film 'Kahaani.'

Starring Vidya Balan in the lead, the movie is remembered for its taut storytelling, stellar performance by the cast and the lived-in feel of the cinematography by Setu that featured Kolkata as another starring character.

'Kahaani' follows Balan's Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman searching for her missing husband in Kolkata during the festival of Durga Puja, helped by Assistant Sub-Inspector Satyoki "Rana" Sinha (Parambrata Chatterjee) and Inspector General A Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).

"Ten years of #kahaani ... so many people to thank but none more than ALL OF YOU who, continues to own the film. thank you for looking after our film. thank you for your continuing love which inspires us to work harder. massive love from the team" Ghosh tweeted on the film's 10th anniversary.

Ghosh co-wrote the film with Advaita Kala and co-produced it under Boundscript Motion Pictures with Kushal Kantilal Gada.

Following critical acclaim and word-of-mouth publicity, the film reportedly grossed Rs 91.7 crore at the box office. 

The film also won three National Film Awards -- best original screenplay for Ghosh, best editing for Namrata Rao and special jury award for Siddiqui.

The success of 'Kahaani' also led to a spiritual successor, titled 'Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh', which was released in 2016. 

It was remade by Sekhar Kammula in Telugu as 'Anaamika' (2014) with Nayanthara reprising Vidya's role. 

A South Korean remake of 'Kahaani' is also under development. The film will be co-produced by Ghosh and Hyunwoo Thomas Kim of Seoul-based Kross Pictures.

In an interview, Kim said they were "now casting" for the remake and hope to go on floors later this year.

The original 'Kahaani' also starred Indraneil Sengupta and Saswata Chatterjee, who played the fan favourite Bob Biswas, an LIC agent who moonlighted as a cold-blooded contract killer.

A spin-off on the breakout character, titled 'Bob Biswas' and starring Abhishek Bachchan in the lead, was released last year on ZEE5.

[With Inputs From PTI]

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement