Here is what critics are saying about Kahaani 2, starring Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal, Naisha Khanna, Jugal Hansraj, Tota Roychoudhury, Kharaj Mukherjee and Kaushik Sen:
Compared to the vivid Kahaani, this film has a blanched look, perhaps in keeping with its dark subject matter. It’s a frenetic 130 minutes, but I never really felt for Vidya Sinha the way I did for Vidya Bagchi. Perhaps I was just too caught up waiting for Ghosh to fool me twice. Read the complete movie review here.
Vidya is a fine actor, no doubt, but she doesn’t surprise us with anything extra ordinary. I really wanted to like this film. But sorry, it left me a bit underwhelmed!! Read the complete movie review here.
The Indian Express
The one who keeps you watching is Balan. She puts behind her over-wrought turn in Hamari Adhuri Kahani and gets back to doing what’s she’s done well in the past -- giving us a solid, fleshed-out character with motivations she makes us see, and feel. After Kahaani, which took us into a fresh space, this one disappoints. If Ghosh does plan on making a third, he’ll have to up his game considerably. Read the complete movie review here.
Major problem of KAHAANI 2: DURGA RANI SINGH is its part 2. We mean the post interval portion which is seriously damaged by the curse of the second half and overwhelming predictability resulting in forced feeling of tension making us wonder whether we are watching a different film with the same cast and characters.?. Read the complete movie review here.