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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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Srijit Mukherji
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Credited cast:
Pallavi Sharda ... Gulabo
Amitabh Bachchan ... Narrator
Naseeruddin Shah ... Rajaji
Flora Saini ... Maina (as Fllora Saini)
Vidya Balan ... Begum Jaan
Rajesh Sharma ... Shyam
Chunky Pandey ... Kabir
Gauhar Khan ... Rubina
Ila Arun ... Amma
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Harshvardhan
Mishti ... Shabnam
Priyanka Setia ... Jameela
Poonam Rajput Poonam Rajput ... Rani
Pitobash ... Surjeet
Rajit Kapoor ... Ilias

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

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Action | Drama | History

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The director of this film, Srijit Mukherji, also directed Rajkahini (2015), the original Bengali film that Begum Jaan is a remake of. See more »

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When Ilyas and Hari Prasad visit Begum Jaan's brothel, Sujeet and Rubina were outside, lying on a rock. While they were hugging each other, it starts to rain. This scene happens concurrently with the scene where Ilyas and Hari Prasad were talking to Begum Jaan about vacating the brothel. Which means everyone at Begum Jaan's brothel should be drenched by rain. But everyone seems to be dry and not even touched by rain. See more »

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Remake of Rajkahini (2015) See more »

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Best movie in its class, built on solid foundation, and conveyed the desired message to audience
24 April 2017 | by rs-45184See all my reviews

Really hard to find such movie now a days, which can portray subject so beautifully ..Movie have successfully and strongly passed message to its audience. Its one of the best movie because..

1) Unique story - during independence, where bureaucrats, politician, officers were busy in drawing the partition line, and public were busy in killing their own people in the name of religion. One brothel which somehow going through this line of partition stood up, and didn't allow to demolish it as long as they were alive..

2) True mirror of society - People who do Hindu, Muslim, upper cast,lower cast, temple, mosque, they do visit brothel.. and do not give a damn.. if a prostitute belongs to a specific religion or cast.. In India.. not many such brothels exists openly.. but type of people shown in movie still exists in same way and are in majority.

3 ) People playing social activist , have real face in background, looking for a chance.. to fetch a girl and sell outside... Police, bureaucrats & officers ..are regular visitor for gray market business.. but they enjoy as a free service... Same is happening now .. probably less in brothels..but for rest of the black business also.

4) These prostitutes , neither they were patriotic or religious, were staying in brothel as their own country.. with all freedom inside, and love and respect for each other, and great self esteem.. they died together to protect each other.. and to save their brothel... and outer world.. white color people.. fighting and killing each other for pity matters

5) Each actor have played their role best.. Vidya Balan was in her best.. many dialogues and scenes are mind blowing.. and will be remembered for long time..

6) I salute and thank its director, producers and actors and all involved for creating such great movies...of course it will not be liked by many.. who want to see their own ugly face in mirror..


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14 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Бегум Джан See more »

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