Hindi film Anarkali of Arrah (Swara Bhaskar playing Anarkali) Releasing on 24 March 2017

The plot revolves around an erotic singer from Arrah, a small town in Bihar. She epitomizes a common feature of the local culture of the region, i.e., Orchestra or naach parties. The female performers of these orchestra parties sing songs replete with double meaning as well as obviously lewd and direct sexual references and innuendoes. These women are admired both as stars and as objects of glamour and desire. They are also looked down and derided by those very audiences as women of loose character or even whores.


In this volatile world Anaarkali is the star performer of her troupe. The feisty Anaarkali knows the ways of the world and is ambitious as well as confident of her success.

Until a fateful day when during a performance Anaarkali gets molested on stage by a very powerful man of the region. What follows is a series of events that causes the conflict between the two to escalate as Anaarkali refuses to compromise. The world around her turns increasingly vicious and misogynist.

Anaarkali flees Aaraah, hoping for a life of safety and anonymity. Just as things seem to settle, her past catches up. And she fights back...



Release Date - March 24

Banner: Promodome Motion Pictures

Producer Priya & Sandiip Kapur

Written & Directed by Avinash Das

Starring - Swara Bhaskar, Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathy, ishhtiaq Khan

Status: Completed

Genre: Drama

Music Director: Rohit Sharma

Editor: Jabeen Merchant

Distributors: PVR Pictures

Cinematographer: Arvind Kannabiran