Rani Mukherjee in her most powerful role yet!

Yash Raj Films presents Rani Mukherjee in her most powerful, female-centric role to date in Mardaani
One of the most powerful and genre-defining Indian films of 2014, releasing on 22nd August Worldwide

• India is the worldʼs hub for child sex trafficking • Nearly 40,000 children are abducted every year • Every 8 minutes a girl child goes missing in India

Making a much-welcomed return to the silver screen in her most bold and challenging role to date, Rani Mukherjee sets a new benchmark in the emerging genre of female-centric offerings in Indian cinema, essaying the lead role in Yash Raj Filmsʼ Mardaani, releasing worldwide on 22nd August.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani is a raw, gritty and edge of the seat thriller that marks a distinct departure from lauded director Pradeep Sarkarʼs signature style of filmmaking. Sure to receive unanimous plaudit from critics and audiences alike, Mardaani presents Indian cinema on a truly international level, with the widespread, social malaise of child trafficking at the heart of its narrative. Helming the film is a powerhouse performance by one of Indian cinemaʼs most accomplished actors as a fearless and incorruptible cop. Joining Rani Mukherjee onscreen is a seasoned supporting cast including Jishu Sengupta and Tahir Raj Bhasin. Adding a further dimension to the filmʼs dark mise en scene is a haunting soundtrack by Shantanu Moitra.

Synopsis: Shivani Shivaji Roy is an astute cop working in the Mumbai Crime Branch unit. Deft at picking up hidden clues and fearless in confronting hardened criminals, she is presented with a case that will change her life forever.

When the mastermind behind a child trafficking mafia makes the mistake of kidnapping and smuggling outside the city a teenage girl who is like a daughter to her, Shivani embarks on an obsessive and relentless hunt for the girl.

Fighting a war that has become personal, Shivani plunges herself into a seedy world of debauchery, cruel desires and exploitation. What follows is a deadly, cat and mouse game between a fearless cop and a young and ruthless mafia kingpin.

Setting a new benchmark in the emerging female-centric genre in Indian filmmaking on a world cinema platform, Rani Mukherjee champions her most challenging role to date in Yash Raj Filmsʼ raw, gritty and topical thriller, Mardaani, releasing in cinemas worldwide on 22nd August 2014.