Vidya Balan is back to what she does best as Begum Jaan puts her in one of the strongest roles she has played. Directed by National Award winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji, the film is all set to hit the screens on April 14th.
Vidya Balan is back to what she does best as Begum Jaan puts her in one of the strongest roles she has played. Directed by National Award winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji, the film is all set to hit the screens on April 14th. less
“It’s not easy to sit through the movie, but you wouldn’t want to miss it either”
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This is a serious subject set during partition time when the Radcliffe line was being implemented and it so happened that a whorehouse controlled by begum jaan ( Vidya Balan) was in its way. Govt officials then had issued evacuation order to them but Begum jaan is adamant on not vacating for emotional reasons. She seeks the help of the local raja Naseeruddin Shah who has been protecting her so far but of no avail. The govt officials then use force to throw out Vidya and the inmates with tragic consequences for all as the film takes the form of a classic Shakespearean tragedy. The film ends with an old song "Wo subah kabhi to aayegi" in the background as the whorehouse burns down to make way for the partition to be made. The film is a major triumph for Director Srijit Mukherjee and Vidya Balam as they bring to life the turbulence and tragedy in the plot. The narrative is engaging due to the realistic ambience, the acting and the dialogue. There are some talented actors in the cast and they have all done well to bring to life this tragic story. The music, sets, costumes and cinematography have added value to the film.