A student of classical music and his teacher's daughter fall in love. However, the young woman's family arrange for her marriage to another man. The new groom surprises everyone with his actions in handling the situation.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
On a sight-seeing road trip of India, U.K. based Manav Mehta meets Mansi, the daughter of a singer, Tarababu. He is attracted to her, and makes his attraction known. She also is attracted ... See full summary »
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The book, Binodini, is the story of a young woman, who is left to her own devices when her sickly husband dies soon after they are married. She returns to her village and lives there for a ... See full summary »
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,
Ameeran lives a poor-lifestyle with her mom, dad, and brother, Jamal, in Faizabad, British India. When her dad testifies against the local corrupt cop, Dilawar Khan, Khan swears to avenge this humiliation, and several years later, abducts Ameeran, holds her for ransom. When no money is forthcoming, he sells her. Ameeran ends up in a brothel run by Lucknow's Madame Khanum Jaan, where she is taught dance and poetry, and is subsequently re-named Umrao Jaan. Years later, Umrao has matured, is a well-known Courtesan with many patrons, chief amongst them are Nawab Sujat Ali Khan and his son, Sultan. Umrao and Sultan fall in love with each other, much to the chagrin of Sujat, who instructs Sultan either to give up Umrao or to lose his inheritance, and Sultan chooses Umrao. He gives up his father's palatial house and goes to live in the brothel, but re-locates to live with his uncle in Gadi after being taunted by Khanum Jaan. Umrao has a new admirer, Nawab Faiz Ali, who proposes to take her ... Written by
Well... I thought this movie was awesome but I heard people groaning in the movie theater because there were too many songs or that it was too long.. First of all its a Indian movie so its going to be long it was 3 hours which is not that far from all the other Indian movies that run 2 to 2 and half hours... also its only recently that Indian movies have become so short if u look back to the movies in the 80s and even 90s they all average close to 4 hours long!! As for the songs... People it's an Indian movie there are going to be songs! Furthermore it's a movie about a poet/courtesan... um how else are you supposed to express the art of her words or her profession? Another thing is I think most Indians these days like the poor Indian versions of American movies... This movie lacked the random "it's the time to disco" or "where the party at is" one liner lyrics in its songs. It also didn't have a bunch of foreign people dancing naked in the back drop.. Sad
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