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Begum Jaan (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 14 April 2017 (USA)
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The story of eleven prostitutes who refuse to part ways with their brothel and each other during the partition between India and Pakistan.


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Credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Narrator
Vidya Balan ... Begum Jaan
Naseeruddin Shah ... Rajaji
Pallavi Sharda ... Gulabo
Vivek Mushran ... Master
Rajit Kapoor ... Ilias
Fllora Saini ... Maina
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Harshvardhan
Rajesh Sharma ... Shyam
Pitobash ... Surjeet
Priyanka Setia ... Jameela
Chunky Pandey ... Kabir
Gauhar Khan ... Rubina
Mishti ... Shabnam
Raviza Chauhan ... Lata


The story of eleven prostitutes who refuse to part ways with their brothel and each other during the partition between India and Pakistan.

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My body. My house. My country. My rules.


Action | Drama | History


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Release Date:

14 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бегум Джан See more »

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Many of the actresses did a comeback to Hindi films after a gap. See more »


The scene where Begum Jaan and her girls are listening to Independence Day speech, on the Radio. The radio shown used to run on electricity and there was no electricity in Begum Jaan's house, every where kerosine lamps were burning, and transistor radio were commercially available only after 1954. See more »


Remake of Rajkahini (2015) See more »


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One word: pathetic
17 April 2017 | by dalvar-ak47See all my reviews

OK, we think of a Movie, movie based on feminism, Movie starring A Phenomenal actress like Vidya Balan. Movie which is based on a sensitive event like the partition, The first thing which comes in mind is... OK, we'll go for it.. But when we go and watch a nonsense going on in front of you, it's quite irking

Plot line is simple... Story of 11 prostitutes, one abused girl, one small kid, one old lady, one loyal pimp, one honest ex cop and one school master They live and spend majority of their time In a Brothel.. after the events of partition, they are asked to evacuate, but they refuse. It causes a soft, at times hard conflict between the prostitutes and the govt.


1. Vidya Balan's amazing performance 2. Re introduction of amazing actors like Ashish Vidyarthi, Ila Arun, Chunky Pandey & Pitobash Tripathy 3. Bollywood debut of one of my favorite directors, Srijit Mukherjee (Autograph fame)


1. Too Many irrelevant characters 2. Too much darkness 3. Too predictable 4. Full of absurdity 5. Failed attempt to bring tears in audiences' eyes 6. Portrayal of a negative image of feminism 7. Many unnecessary dialogues and R-Rated language 8. Tag line might create misconceptions amongst young ladies

Recently, we saw many Hindi movies on women empowerment like Dangal, Pink and naam Shabana.. amongst them Dangal was the best and Pink was second...

Naam Shabana was quite a stupid movie (when compared to it's predecessor "Baby") but still not as pathetic as Begum jaan

Truly, I wasn't interested in giving this movie a single star. But that single star is for the amazing performances by Chunky Pandey and Vidya Balan.

If you ask me, I'll say, save your money for Bahubali: the conclusion. Don't waste your hard earned money and time on this trash

My review: begum jaan - Avoidable

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