Arundhati (2014 film)

Arundhati is a 2014 Indian Bengali horror thriller film directed by Sujit Mondal and produced by Shree Venkatesh Films and Surinder Films. The film stars Koel Mallick as a warrior queen. It is the remake of the 2009 Telugu movie of the same name.

Arundhati
Arundhati - 2014 Movie Poster.jpg
Directed bySujit Mondal
Produced byShrikant Mohta
Nishpal Singh
Screenplay byN K Salil
StarringKoel Mallick
Indraneil Sengupta
Swagata Mukherjee
Debshankar Haldar
Bharat Kaul
Music byJeet Gannguli
Koti
CinematographyKumud Verma
Edited byRaviranjan Maitra
Distributed byShree Venkatesh Films
Surinder Films
Release date
  • 30 May 2014 (2014-05-30)
Running time
137 Minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageBengali

DevelopmentEdit

The film is jointly produced by Rajib Tandoon, under the banner of their production houses. It is the remake of the 2009 Telugu film Arundhati, starring actors Anushka Shetty and Sonu Sood.[1] The film is to be made around a budget of 6-7 crores INR.[2]

CastEdit

  • Koel Mallick as Rani Arundhati aka Moni Maa/ Arundhati aka Mishti
  • Indraneil Sengupta as Kal Rudra, the main antagonist
  • Debshankar Haldar as Fakir Baba
  • Soma Chakraborty as Annada ma
  • Sujoy as Mishti's would be husband Sid
  • Debesh Roy Chowdhury as Aghori Tantrik
  • Bharat Kaul as Raja Krishna Kishore Bhatta
  • Kaushik Chakraborty as Agnidev Bhatta
  • Chandraniv Mukherjee as Shomu
  • Mousumi Saha as Mishti's mother
  • Dulal Lahiri as priest

ProductionEdit

CastingEdit

Koel Mallick will be seen as a warrior queen for the first time in this film. Regarding her role, she said, "Till the time you don’t experiment or take risks, you don’t know to what level you can go. Playing these larger-than-life characters isn't easy, specially because I have never done it. I needed to first believe in the subject. I believe in reincarnation and life after death. After saying yes, I had to really work very hard on getting Arundhati's body language right."[3]

FilmingEdit

Filming of Arundhati started on 24 October 2013.[2] Mallick was reported to have a very busy schedule during the filming of Arundhati. She had to learn horse-riding and sword-fighting for portraying her character in this film. Her horse-riding classes were taken by expert Vikram Rathore, at the Kolkata Maidan during the early hours of the day. Shooting locations include Bolpur and Kolkata.[2] Her sword-fighting sequences are based on the martial art Kalaripayattu.[3]

SoundtrackEdit

Arundhati
Soundtrack album by
Released30.May.2014
Recorded2014
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length15:01
LabelShree Venkatesh Films and Surinder Films
ProducerShree Venkatesh Films and Surinder Films
Jeet Gannguli chronology
Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2
(2014)
Arundhati
(2014)
Game
(2014)
Singles from Arundhati
  1. "He Naropishach"
    Released: 2 Dec 2018
  2. "Barondala Saaja"
    Released: 2 Dec 2018
  3. "Joy Joy Maa"
    Released: 3 Dec 2018

Jeet Gannguli and Koti composed the music for Arundhati.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration (min:sec) Music Lyricist
1 "He Naropishach" Monali Thakur 3:46 Jeet Gannguli and Koti Chandrani Gannguli
2 "Borondala Saaja" Madhuraa Bhattacharya and Chorus 4:09 Jeet Gannguli Chandrani Gannguli
3 "Joy Joy Ma" Kailash Kher 4:29 Jeet Gannguli and Koti Chandrani Gannguli

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bong Rocks (12 November 2013). "Arundhati: New Kolkata Bangla Movie Preview; Another South remake to hit Tollywood soon". Sholoana Bangaliana. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Dehi, Ranang (21 October 2013). "'অরুন্ধতী'-র ফার্স্ট লুক" [First look at 'Arundhati']. Anandabazar Patrika (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Canter queen". The Telegraph. Calcutta. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2019.