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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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Cast

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

India

Language:

Hindi

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 »

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During the second half, where Begum Jaan and others are seen learning how to shoot the rifles, if you look closely, the rifles are all without the rear sight, making any form of aiming impossible. See more »

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Remake of Rajkahini (2015) See more »

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Prem Mein Tohre (Reprise)
Performed by Kavita Seth
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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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