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ANDARKAHINI [Self-exile]


Andarkahini is a saga of womanhood in the correlative context of human relationships and complex society. Four women. Four variations of relationships. One society with four facades. Andarkahini is stitched with four stories of different diversities with the core crisis of womanhood. In the film, four women protagonists from four different stories are played by one woman only. Keeping one leading lady common for all the four characters, symbolises the very aspect of womanhood as a metaphor. With stories and different characters, the film travels through various contours of our society to open up the dark hidden aspects of various relationships and its' complexities. The core character always remains a woman, only the colour of relationship changes. At times she is a daughter, a sister, a friend and a wife. With each different character, the story jumps into introspection of layers of the very relationship and comes out of it with core value of realisation. The first one, a love short, begins in the urban jungle which leads to the second one, a suburb thriller. The third one travels to the interior of Bengal’s country side to discover another dimension of friendship and love. The last story of the film is a classic Roald Dahl-esque take on a complex relationship story between a husband and the wife. While carrying twist in tales as a pattern of storytelling, each story goes deep into the anthology of questioning the society. Each story has its own genre and taste of mood which gets compressed and creates a unique flavour of womanhood through the course of the film. Andarkahini is an introspection of society and its moral value through the mirror of womanhood.


Priyanka Sarkar,Sayani Ghosh,Rajesh Sharma,Anindya Chatterjee,Nitya Ganguly

Director :Arnab K Middya Language :Bengali Country :India
Producer :Tarun Rana Editor :Arghyakamal Mitra Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :Supriyo Dutta Year :2017 Duration:86 Mins


Director Name

Arnab K Middya

Director Biography

Director of Bengali feature film ‘Andarkahini’ is Mr. Arnab K. Middya, who is an Indian by birth. He has done his graduation in Pharmaceutical Technology and then he has done his post-graduation in Business Management from University of Calcutta. On successful completion of his masters’ degree, he has joined Hindustan Times group, which is one of the leading media house of India. After spending a few years he moved to National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC), where he has successfully handled lots of prestigious project of which creative of West Bengal Tourism got huge appreciation throughout the world. Apart from that he has also handled various projects of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India and other ministries and public sectors. Now he has moved to film direction and Andarkahini is his debut feature film. 

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