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Umrao Jaan (2006)

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J.P. Dutta's adaption of the Urdu novel "Umrao Jan Ada" by Mirza Haadi Ruswa (1905).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ameeran / Umrao Jaan (as Aishwariya Rai)
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Faiz Ali (as Suneil Shetty)
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Bikram Saluja ...
Ashraf
Ayesha Jhulka ...
Khurshid Jaan
Puru Rajkumar ...
Gauhar Mirza (as Puru Raj Kumar)
Parikshat Sahni ...
Ameeran's father (as Parikshit Sahani)
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Bismillah Jaan
Himani Shivpuri ...
Maya Alagh ...
Ameeran's mother
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Dilawar Khan (as Viswajeet Pradhan)
Javed Khan ...
Pir Baksh
Anwar Madeem ...
Mirza Hadi Ruswa
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Storyline

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 rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Umrao Jaan: Losy pieknej kurtyzany  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£136,011 (UK) (3 November 2006)

Gross:

£296,784 (UK) (10 November 2006)
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Trivia

Arshad Warsi was originally signed on to work on this film. But he dropped before filming to work on _Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006)_ instead. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in the period of the late 19th century but the hand pump shown is of India Mark II which came into existence much later. See more »

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Version of Umrao Jaan (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Pehle Pehle
Written by Javed Akhtar
Music by Anu Malik
Performed by Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of T-series
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great movie
4 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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