Anaarkali of Aaraah (2017)
(Released: Mar 24, 2017)
Anaarkali (Swara Bhasker) is an erotic singer from Aarah, a small town in Bihar. She and her orchestra perform at parties on songs which are replete with double meaning. Their actions and dance too high on sexual innuendos. Considered to be a local treasure, Anarkali is nearly a celebrity thanks to her popular performances.
She is successfully making her business through these performances, until one unfortunate day when she gets molested by a powerful, lecherous VC (Sanjay Mishra) of town on stage during her performance.
Disgusted by his act, Anaarkali slaps him on stage and later urges on filing an FIR against him on grounds of molestation.
Due to her profession, she is misjudged by many and is framed by police as a prostitute to contain her from bringing forth, the VC's misconduct.
What follows is her struggle against a misogynistic world that believes has no shame in objectifying women as mere objects of desire