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Sardari Begum (1996)

The Police are called to investigate the death of a woman during a riot. The woman was killed by a stone thrown by an agitated person. The woman killed is known in the community as "Sardari... See full summary »

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Hemraj
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Smriti Mishra ...
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
Jabbar Abbasi (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Syed Khurshid ...
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Sadiq Moosvi (as Rajit Kapur)
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Sakina
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Manik Sen
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Idbal Bai (as Surekha Sikri Rege)
S.M. Zaheer ...
Fateh Khan
Uttara Baokar ...
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Ahmed Khan ...
Mehmood Abbasi
Ashok Lath ...
Mark D'Cruz
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Amode Bajaj
Ravi Jhankal ...
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The Police are called to investigate the death of a woman during a riot. The woman was killed by a stone thrown by an agitated person. The woman killed is known in the community as "Sardari Begum", a popular singer and courtesan in her time. This story chronicles are youth, her contacts, and her life-style. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Kiron Kher makes a comeback
22 May 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Great Movie. Indian CInema got a wonderful actress in Kiron Kher after this movie. Though she had done few films before but this was the first time she was noticed.Specially her next door aunt face gave the character a realistic appeal. This movie shows how someone rising from middle class background in a short age profession or one which requires patron may face. Retracing Sardari BEgum's story from different view points was interesting .But I expected her daughter to be bitter towards her which was not the case . Only negative point was the journalist trying to find the real story ,she overacted a bit. Other characters of AMrish Puri , Rajat KApoor, the director of radio station or the lover of Rajeshwari were well scripted & decently performed.


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