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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.

Director:

Srijit Mukherji
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Cast

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
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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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Taglines:

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

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Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Towards the first half of the film a Shaktiman tuck is seen ferrying refugees. The said truck was manufactured only from 1959, more than ten years before the events of the film (1947). See more »

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Remake of Rajkahini (2015) See more »

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Prem Mein Tohre
Performed by Asha Bhosle
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Prodigal waste of talents
18 April 2017 | by harinarayanantkSee all my reviews

A brilliant director , wonderful actors and a theme beyond imagination even then the film was disappointing. With all these advantages the film failed miserably to convey the emotional trauma of of displacement from home. The director has failed to take advantage of the theme , the team and of course the time of the story . Instead of making a film of Oscar dimensions what is churned out is a substandard film . At moments the film appeared dragging as it failed to narrate the human tragedy in its real sense . It failed to translate the human suffering when fate of poor people are decided by the power centers elsewhere and the orders are followed by petty officials clinging to their briefs in total disobedience to the travails of individuals driven out of their homestead resulting in human tragedy of catastrophic dimensions


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