Rani Mukerji’s sleeper hit from last year, Yash Raj Films’ Mardaani premiered in Poland at the Kino Muranow theatre in Warsaw which is one of the oldest art house theatres in the country on 28th January and will be followed by a theatrical release from 5th February.
The film received a standing ovation from the audience after the screening and Rani was congratulated by one and all for her exceptional performance and for being a part of such a relevant and sensitive film. What was really special was the presence of the extremely reticent Polish DOP Artur Zurawski who had worked on the film and finally watched it with his family at the premiere.
The film directed by Pradeep Sarkar was critically acclaimed and loved by audiences when it released in Indian theatres last year, with many calling Mardaani Rani’s career-best performance as senior Inspector (crime branch) Shivani Shivaji Roy.
It’s all the more significant that Mardaani, a film that raises a voice and packs a punch against child trafficking, is releasing in Poland as the European country is notorious for having a very high rate of crime against children. From kidnapping to trafficking to prostitution rackets, Polish cities are home to some of the worst crime records like many other places in the world.
Rani, who is currently in Poland, for the premiere of the film, said: ‘It was a very special day as Mardaani released in Poland today..the response to the film by the polish people made the evening even more special..and it reiterates the fact that a good film finds an audience irrespective of the language in any part of the world as art doesn’t have borders or barriers. I will cherish forever the love and adulation I received today from Poland.’