- Movie Name: Anarkali of Arrah
- Language: Hindi
- Actors: Swara Bhaskar, Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra
- Director: Avinash Das
- Producer: Priya and Sandiip Kapur
Swara Bhaskar is all set to return in a never-seen-before avatar in Promodome Motion Picture’s ‘Anarkali of Arrah’, which is set to release on 24th March, 2017.
Produced by Priya and Sandiip Kapur, written and directed by Avinash Das, ‘Anarkali of Arrah’ revolves around an erotic singer played by Swara who hails from Arrah in Bihar and is popular for her songs that make you read between the lines. She is the star performer of her troupe and is equally ambitious and confident of her success. However, her life takes a twist on a fateful day when Anarkali has a confrontation with a very powerful man of the region; what follows is a series of events that escalate the conflict between the two and the world around her turns increasingly vicious. How she fights the misogynist beliefs of the society forms the crux of the film.
Talking about the film, Swara Bhaskar says, “Anarkali of Aarah is a very special film for me. Not just because it’s a relevant and topical film on an important issue but because I have never been as closely associated with the pre-production and making of any film as I have been with Anarkali. Even when Avinash ji had simply narrated the idea to me I was sold. I have read every single draft he has written and I feel like i grew into the script with the script. I’ve never worked so hard on any film as I have on Anarkali, I injured myself, fell sick, had a breakdown everything while filming and yet strangely I never lost faith in this project. I think we have made a very courageous film that deserves to be widely seen.”
Producer Sandiip Kapur says, “I have always been a firm believer in the power of the story because content is paramount and it sells. Thus, when this story came to me, I was excited and I also realized that this will require extensive ground work and research. Swara traveled to UP, Bihar, Himachal and did workshops with the entire team starting from Avinash Das to Sanjay Mishra and Pankaj Tripathy and others. I am proud of my entire team for the final product that they have put out and we believe that we have created content that people should love.”
Director Avinash Das says, “When YouTube was just launched, I heard one sensuous and erotic number sung by Tarabano Faizabadi. She had no expression on her face and that’s how the idea of Anarkali of Arrah developed in my mind. We have witnessed several incidents related to street singers in India in the last six to seven years, which made me feel I was on the right track. Anarkali is a strong, independent woman who fights her own battle with grace. I’m thankful to producer Sandiip Kapur and Promodome Motion Pictures for their fifth and trust in me.”
Here’s the trailer of the Movie: