Kaanchi: The Unbreakable

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Kaanchi: The Unbreakable
Kaanchi... poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed bySubhash Ghai
Written bySubhash Ghai
Produced bySubhash Ghai
Kartik Aaryan
Rishi Kapoor
Mithun Chakraborty
CinematographyTushar Kanti Ray
Edited byAarif Sheikh
Music bySongs:
Ismail Darbar
Background Score:
Simaab Sen
Distributed byWhite Hill Studios
Release date
  • 25 April 2014 (2014-04-25)[2]
Running time
140 minutes

Kaanchi: The Unbreakable is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language romance film produced and directed by Subhash Ghai, starring newcomer actress Mishti and Kartik Aaryan supported by veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty.[3][4][5][6][7]


Kaanchi is a story of the inner power of a woman who represents over one million suppressed youth against injustice in her country. Kaanchi ‘Sigdi’ (Mishti) is a strong girl who lives with her mother and sister in a village Koshampa. She is in love with her childhood friend Binda (Kartik Aaryan), and their families decide to get them married. Meanwhile, the Kakda family try to occupy Koshampa and turn it into an industrial hub. Binda fights for it. Sushant (Rishabh Sinha), the son of Shyam Kakda (Mithun Chakraborty), falls in love with Kaanchi and wants to marry her. But Kaanchi rejects him. Because of this, Sushant kills Binda before their wedding in front of Kaanchi. A furious Kaanchi leaves for Mumbai seeking revenge on the Kakda family. She lives in the house of Bagulla (Chandan Roy Sanyal), her old friend. She finds a servant job at Shyam Kakda's house by making some contacts. She tries to expose his affair with his secretary as well as the truth behind Binda's murder, by recording a video in his bedroom. But she gets caught by the guard but safely escapes while she loses her phone. After few days she finds out that Sushant is returning to India and is going to stay with Jumar Kakda (Rishi Kapoor). She joins as a servant at his house with Bagulla's help. She manages to steal the chip which has all the secret information of their business. Meanwhile, she gets her phone back from her friend who works at Shyam Kakda's house. She submits the evidence to a news channel and cripples the business of the Kakda family and also saves her village Koshampu. But Bagulla, who is a secret agent helping the Kakda family, sells her to Sushant, who then captures Kaanchi's sister. Later, Bagulla changes his mind and comes back to help Kaanchi. Finally, Kaanchi kills Sushant.

Then she returns to her village and rejoins her family.[8] It is also the story of an innocent rural beauty and her fight against power.[9]



Kartik Aaryan was roped in to perform the role. The music director Ismail Darbaar's son, Zaid Darbar assisted Subhash Ghai in the direction. The trailer was released on 6 March 2014 on YouTube, which received positive reviews.[9]

Besides deploying their own marketing team, Mukta Arts partnered with web channel Trendspotters.tv for web and social-media promotion.[10] Commenting on the film, Subash Ghai said, "Kaanchi to me is a project that is larger than life itself, the film, though commercial, is an inspirational story for the young women of today.


Filming occurred in locations around Mumbai and Nainital.

Late last year when asked about its delay, director Subhash Ghai said he was in no hurry to release the film. He said "A few portions of the film are left for shoot. I am going to take my own time to release Kaanchi. I am not in a hurry to release the film as I don't want to repeat the mistake I did with my last film" and added that "Most of the films which do not do well because of the pressure of its release date. Directors later feel that the film would have worked better if they had given some more time."[11]

Kaanchi was released on 25 April 2014.[8]


Kaanchi: The Unbreakable
Soundtrack album by
Released18 March 2014 (2014-03-18)[12]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelMukta Arts
Salim–Sulaiman chronology
Rabba Main Kya Karoon
Kaanchi: The Unbreakable
External audio
audio icon Audio Jukebox on YouTube

Director Subhash Ghai, who is known to work very closely and meticulously with the composers on his films, said that "I have recorded four songs by Ismail Darbar and Salim–Sulaiman on the lyrics of Irshad Kamil and I can say today that it's going to be big blockbuster music album on the day it will be released."[13]

While Darbar, Kamil and Salim-Sulaiman worked together on the songs, the film score was composed by Simaab Sen.

# Song Singer(s) Composer(s) Duration
1 "Kaanchi Re Kaanchi" Sukhwinder Singh Ismail Darbar 04:06
2 "Tu Sab Kuch Re" Sonu Nigam, Anwesha Datta Gupta, Ismail Darbar Ismail Darbar 05:36
3 "Main Mushtanda" Aishwarya Majmudar, Mika Singh Ismail Darbar 03:05
4 "Koshampa" Aman Trikha, Sanchita Bhattyacharya, Anwesha Datta Gupta, Subhash Ghai Ismail Darbar 03:32
5 "Kaisa Hai Dard Mera" Ankit Tiwari Ismail Darbar 04:46
6 "Kambal Ke Neech" Aishwarya Majmudar, Neeti Mohan, Aman Trikha, Sanchita Bhattyacharya Ismail Darbar 03:47
7 "Thumka" Sonu Nigam, Suzanne D'Mello Salim-Sulaiman 04:45
8 "Hindustan Kahan Hai" Sukhwinder Singh, Mohit Chauhan, Raj Pandit Salim-Sulaiman 04:50
9 "Adiye Adiye" Sanchita Bhattyacharya, Avril Quadros Ismail Darbar 02:32

Critical reception[edit]

Kaanchi received mixed to negative reviews[14][15] from critics.[16][17][18][19][20][21] Subhash Ghai's direction was criticised compared to his previous movies Kalicharan, Karma, Karz and Pardes.[15][18][21] The lead actress Mishti was praised for her divine beauty but her acting skills received mixed reviews.

The lead actor Kartik Aaryan, who made his debut in Pyar Ka Punchnama, was praised for his tremendous screen presence[21][22] and acting skills[23][24] even though his part was small.[25]


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