Swara Bhaskar acclaimed for her performance as ‘Amaya’


After the critical acclamation and unanimous praise received by Listen Amaya, the film returns to the big screen once again at Eros in Jungpura, Delhi and Priya Cinema in Kolkata this Woman’s Day. This has been possible not only because of its strong storyline but also because of the sterling performances from the starcast. Based on the pivotal characters of two women Deepti Naval (Leela) and Swara Bhaskar (Amaya) and their mother daughter relationship, there is no better occasion to watch the film and celebrate the spirit of womanhood. The film also stars the renowned Farooq Sheikh (Jayant).

Listen Amaya an independent release being showcased alongside 7 big banner films, in a week had an encouraging good run in Delhi. Not only on weekends but also weekdays, for 3 weeks the film garnered 50-60% occupancy at DT Vasant Kunj. The film had also acquired positive & great responses in Kolkata as well. Hence, based on stellar performances the film has made a mark for itself which has led to re-releasing the film in the two cities.


The immensely talented Swara Bhaskar who plays the title role as ‘Amaya’ won several accolades from the critics and the viewers for her performance. In the film she depicts the journey of a daughter who realizes that her love for her mother is slowly turning into one that is possessive and selfish. Swara plays the role of a young, confident, urban bred girl. She is a bit of a spoilt brat, but a warm, loving and spirited personality and is used to her mother’s undivided love and attention.

On this occasion, Swara says, “Listen Amaya was a really special film for me, not just because I got to work with legendary actors like Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval so early in my career, but because the film celebrates women as mothers, daughters, friends and lovers. It’s also really special that this film is re-releasing in single screen theatres in Delhi and Kolkata on 8th March 2013- International Women’s Day. It gently depicts this struggle through a very sensitive mother-daughter story and celebrates the possibility of women finding their own guilt-free-personal fulfillment and happiness. Watch it once-again on 8th March and celebrate womanhood!”

In addition, single screen owners from other cities like Jaipur and Lucknow have also shown interest in releasing the film in these cities as well.

About Swara Bhaskar:

Known for her exceptional performance in Listen Amaya, Swara Bhaskar will yet again enthrall her fans with a breakthrough performance in her upcoming releases- “Raanjhanaa” directed by Aanand L Rai, “Aurangzeb” directed by Atul Sabharwal and produced by YRF, “Sabki Bajegi Band” directed by Anirudhh Chawla and “Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai” directed by Debaloy De.

Swara Bhaskar starred in ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ as Payal, for which she was awarded the Zee Cine Award for the Best Supporting Actor (Female) and was nominated for the Filmfare, Screen, Apsara, Stardust and IIFA awards for the same category in 2012. Swara debuted in a 2010 release as the female lead in the film ‘Madholal Keep Walking’, a film directed by Jai Tank.