Begum Jaan

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: April 14, 2017 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 4 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Pallavi Sharda, Vidya Balan, Gauhar Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Mishti


This film tells the story of eleven fearless women standing up against the system, amidst the changing political scenario during the partition.

Director: Srijit Mukherji
Studio: Vishesh Films
Producer(s): Mukesh Bhatt, Vishesh Bhatt
Screenplay: Srijit Mukherji

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  • 5 stars "Excellent movie, hard-hitting and thought provoking. Very impressive direction, music and dialogue. The script writers and composers are very talented individuals. Superb acting by Vidya Balan (and all others), the chief protagonist. Her best performance so far. Refreshingly, this is not a usual Bollywood production with a lot of unnecessary dances and mindless, colourful imagery/special effects that we have become accustomed to. This movie depicts a glimpse into the events of India's partition. Drawing of an arbitrary line by an official, who had no knowledge of the regions of India, that the rulers set out to partition, is well documented in history. The other events shown, too, are authentic, namely the status and struggles of women. Most impressive is the thoughtful dedication to poets/philosophers, Ismat Chugtai and Manto, and inclusion of the last song--an inspiring poem by Sahir Ludhianvi. I hope the readers of this review will know what I am talking about!"