Mumbai: Sunil Manchanda is producing his upcoming Hindi feature film “Sardarni” under his banner of Mad Films. The film is a biopic on Shaurya Chakra winner Amrik kaur’s life. The film is jointly being written by Sunil Manchanda, Raman Kumar, Amrik Gill and Abhishek Dudhaiya. The film will be directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya a.k.a Mukesh. The film will mount the sets next year. Earlier Mad Films has produced super-hit films like “Tere Naam”, “Chini Kum”, “Pa” amongst others. “Sardarni” is their latest venture.
Abhishek Dudhaiya the director of this bio-pic hails from Jamnagar in Gujarat. In Bollywood he has assisted renowned directors in films like Mukul S. Anand in “Trimurti”, Raman Kumar’s “Raja Bhaiya”, “Wah Wah Ramji”, “Sarhad Paar” and others. Independently he has ventured into short films and documentaries. From his documentaries, “Pradhanmantri Shrimati Indira Gandhi” aired on Star News and “Satyagrah” on Aaj Tak has fetched him laurels. He has independently directed thousands of episodes for TV serials like “Tara”, “Sansar”, “Deewar”, “Suhag”, “Ehsaas”, “Sindoor Tere Naam Ka”, “Imtehaan”, “Mili”, “Agneepath”, “Beti Ka Farz”, “Umeed Nai Subah Ki”, “Life Ka Recharge (LKR)” and many others. He has also directed Hindi and Gujarati plays too.
Talking about his film, “Sardarni”, director Abhishek Dudhaiya a.k.a Mukesh says, “Amrik kaur of Amarkot, Punjab, a recipient of the Shaurya Chakra, a top civilian gallantry award. The people should be made aware of here who is known as the ‘lioness of the border areas’ who used to engage militants in night-long encounters during the peak of militancy in Punjab. In recognition of her brave fight against terrorism.We have stayed in Punjab for six months and has done full research on her and met villagers and spoke with them. We will begin shooting next year in Punjab and will release it too in 2018.”
All songs of “Sardarni” have already been recorded by music director Satish Chakraborty; erstwhile assistant of award winning director A.R. Rahman, who makes his debut. The lyrics are penned by Abhilash who has earned glories for his number, “Itni Shakti dena mujhe data….”.