Kaanchi: The Unbreakable is a romantic 2014 Hindi-language Indian feature film produced and directed by Subhash Ghai, starring newcomer actress Mishti and Kartik Aaryan in lead roles supported by veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty.
Kaanchi is a story of the inner power of a woman who represents over one million suppressed youth against injustice in her country. It is also the story of an innocent rural beauty and her fight against power.Mishti as Kaanchi
Kartik Aaryan as Binda
Mithun Chakraborty as Shyam Kakra
Rishi Kapoor as Jumar Kakra
Rishabh Sinha as Sushant Kakra
Chandan Roy Sanyal as Inspector Bagula
Adil Hussain as CBI officer
Natasha Rastogi as Kaanchi's mother
Mahima Chaudhry special appearance in item number
Pallavi Subhash Chandran
Isha Sharwani special appearance in item number
Hazel Crowney special appearance in song "Thumka"
Shakti Mohan item song "Kambal ke neeche"
Mukti Mohan item song "Kambal Ke Neeche"
Kartik Aaryan was roped in to perform the role. The music director Ismail Darbaar's son, Zaid Darbar assistd Subhash Ghai in the direction. The trailer was released on 6 March 2014 on YouTube, which received positive reviews.
Besides deploying their own marketing team, Mukta Arts partnered with web channel Trendspotters.tv for web and social-media promotion. 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."
Kaanchi was released on 25 April 2014.
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."
The songs composed by Ismail Darbar and composer duo Salim-Sulaiman with lyrics by Irshad Kamil. The film score was composed by Simaab Sen.
Kaanchi received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Subhash Ghai's direction was criticised compared to his previous movies Kalicharan, Karma, Karz and Pardes. The lead actress Mishti failed to impress and her acting skills were criticised.
The lead actor Kartik Aaryan who made his debut in Pyar Ka Punchnama was praised for his tremendous screen presence and acting skills even though his part was small.