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Begum Jaan Movie Review & Rating (3.5/5): Vidya Balan’s Movie Raises Voice Against the Social Injustice

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Begum Jaan Movie Review: Begum Jaan is the latest Bollywood film of Vidya Balan under the direction of Srijit Mukherjee. The movie is a Hindi remake of Bengali film Rajkahini written and directed by Srijit as well. The movie won so many awards and got so much of positive response from the audience.

The film features a brothel house in the backdrop of 1947 during the partition of Bengal. Vidya Balan who always loves to do challenging roles did the character of a brothel lady in the movie. The trailer of the film also got huge appreciation. Midst huge expectations, the movie hit the silver screen on 14th of April. Here is the Bollywood movie Begum Jaan review

Begum Jaan Movie Cast & Crew

  • Movie Name: Begum Jaan
  • Language: Hindi
  • Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi,Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda etc.
  • Writer/Director: Srijit Mukherji
  • Producer: Mukesh Bhatt and Vishesh Bhatt
  • Dialogues: Kausar Munir
  • Production Company: Vishesh Films, Play Entertainments
  • Release Date: 14/04/17
  • Runtime: 2 hrs 14 min

Begum Jaan Movie Story Plot & Synopsis:

The motion picture features Begum Jaan (Vidya Balan) who makes a living by running a brothel home with 11 women and two men. One of the men is a bodyguard, and the other one is maid-servant and entertainer. The 11 women come from different castes, different regions and they share a history of violence and trauma.

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Things get worse when the partition was declared, and the brothel lies between the border of both India and East Pakistan(now Bangladesh). Government puts pressure on the women to leave the place, but Begum Jaan refuse to do so. What happens later forms the rest of the story.

Begum Jaan Movie Highlights & Performances

Vidya Balan, the only Bollywood actress who can portray Begum Jaan character so well. Her acting is a big plus point to the movie. The actors who played other important roles like Naseruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, etc. did a good job.

All the 11 women that came from pole-apart backgrounds makes the audience cry with their heartwrenching stories. The movie showcases the tragedies the sex-workers face and the issues regarding country partition so well.

Begum Jaan Movie Technical Aspects:

As the script writer and original Kannada version director, Srijit Mukherjee directed the Hindi version too; the work is terrific. Some scenes make the audience shocked while some make them happy. Some scenes make the viewers go to the edge of tears. The movie has so many powerful scenes and it is trending on Twitter as #begumjaan.

Cinematographer Gopi Bhagat did a tremendous job in intensifying the watching experience. Monisha R.Baldawa and Vivek Mishra did a decent job in editing. Music by Anu Malik and Khayyam is impressive.

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Plus Points:

  • Vidya Balan
  • Direction
  • Story

Minus Points:

  • Climax

Begum Jaan Movie Rating: 3.5/5

Begum Jaan Movie Verdict:

Finally,Begum Jaan is one of the few movies that raise the voice against the social injustice.The Vidya Balan’s new Film Begum Jaan would leave a mark on the hearts of the audience.

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