‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ review: Swara Bhaskar is superb as a singer out to prove that ‘no means no’

Mar 24, 2017 :

Avinash Das’s debut feature overcomes its indulgences and flaws by focusing on the big picture on sexual assault and consent.

If a woman performs songs about sexual desire and fulfillment, has a married man for a lover, and wears garish make-up and clothes that show off her curves, does she have the right to complain when one of her patrons gets the wrong idea?

We know the answer to that one, but the movie’s heroine and villain find out the hard way.