Begum Jaan movie review

Begum Jaan movie review
Begum Jaan movie review

Vidya Balan – A name widely known for performing challenging role. She is not a kind of only-glamourous-girl but loaded with talent to fetch enough attention of the viewers. She takes a big puff on her hookah-pipe, the smoke arising and makes a cloud from which birds emerge from the clouds for Begum to talk to. Begum speaks to the birds, and then the birds fly off and spreading words and tweeting her story far and wide, across lands and lampposts.
Well!!! Weekend has started and you all are may be looking for some good time to spend with. And this movie is all set to taken aback to you. Let’s check it out more about it in a discreet manner. Begum Jaan movie review

Begum Jaan movie review

Begum Jaan movie review
Begum Jaan movie review
  • Genre – Drama
  • Star Cast – Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Gauahar Khan, Pitobash Tripathy, Pallavi Sharda, Chunky Pandey, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajit Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah
  • Director –Srijit Mukherji
  • Rating –  3.5/5


On the night of Independence, the chairman of the Border Commission, Sir Cyril Radcliffe chooses to separate India and Pakistan into equal halves. What the government doesn’t realize earlier that the line is driving through the middle of Begum Jaan’s(Vidya Balan) bordello located plonk on the border; with one-half coming in India and the other in Pakistan. Begum Jaan movie review
The clouds seldom rain themselves out, and as the rain runs down people’s faces, they thank Begum for her generosity. Begum Jaan is a movie so steadfastly ancillary to its leading lady, that it changes everyone and everything into small setups for Balan to deliver the poise. Not only is Vidya Balan here exempt with the punchiest of quotations and the most certain of actions, even the horizon diffuses into her thinking face. To accumulate further, you need to head theatre. Begum Jaan movie review


  • Begum Jaan packs more Partition into 130 minutes than one could possibly think of. It’s devoted to Manto and Ismat Chughtai, despite its brand of wit implies cudgel, not the scalpel.
  • The film has communal violence, migration, multiple rapes, a brief scene of interreligious harmony, lynching, burnings, dismembering, the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League, and more representations of spatial, emotional and geographical division than you could shake a Ritwik Ghatak memoir at. This isn’t historical piece, it’s Partition porn. Begum Jaan movie review

Why To Watch

It is a kind of movie hold logic and intellectual will love watching it. It’s 1947, and India is about to become free—and become two nations too. When the authorities get down building a border fence, they find out the line passes through a bordello run by the imposing Begum Jaan (Vidya Balan). Begum Jaan movie review

She’s handed an eviction notice by two directors from what will soon be India and Pakistan, Ilyas (Rajit Kapoor) and Srivastava (Ashish Vidyarthi), old friends who now find themselves divided. She tells them that she isn’t going to move out and that if they try anything, she’ll see that their legs and hands are separated from their bodies. Mukherji the director of Begum Jaan is revisiting his Bengali film Rajkahini(2015). Begum Jaan movie review

What About Vidya’s Perform

Vidya did well as Begum and her dialogue-baazi (a lot of which is raunchy) will get whistles surely. Though, the writer director’s interest level in everything else flounders. A sense of deja-vu permeates as one watch a prostitute staring sightlessly at the ceiling when entertaining a customer; or when sex-workers get emotional over a child, “as all of them are mothers first and whores later.” Clearly, these women needed to be fleshed out with more appearance.

Begum’s spunk is infectious though. She matches a Bengal tigress whether she is guarding her body or boundaries. The Holi number is vigorous with impressive visuals. Having Vidya in a film is a good attempt. She is a bold actor, who deserves an extra half star for her talent to shoulder a film. Begum Jaan movie review

So, what are you waiting for? It is time to jazz up mood watching Begam Jaan as it will not let you bored at any rate.

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Nandini Singh is from Delhi and holds a graduate degree in Mass Communication from Delhi University and Post-Graduation in Political Science from IGNOU. She is working as a Freelance Content Writer. Nandini joined Jiyo Pal Pal since this web portal covers her area of interest. Though, she have already written a myriad of articles revolving around educational, e-commerce, motivational, religious sites, but Jiyo Pal Pal attracted her a lot since it believes in pampering creativity and innovative ideas. Being a Content Writer, she will keep you serving something unique and enthralling regarding various topics such as Life Style, Festival, and Temple Darshan etc. She is feeling grateful to be a part of Jiyo Pal Pal family.

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