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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
Flora Saini ... Maina (as Fllora Saini)
Vidya Balan ... Begum Jaan
Naseeruddin Shah ... Rajaji
Pallavi Sharda ... Gulabo
Chunky Pandey ... Kabir
Rajesh Sharma ... Shyam
Priyanka Setia ... Jameela
Mishti ... Shabnam
Gauhar Khan ... Rubina
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Harshvardhan
Vivek Mushran ... Master
Rajit Kapoor ... Ilias
Pitobash ... Surjeet
Gracy Goswami ... Laadli
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$264,036
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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

During the second half, where Begum Jaan and others are seen learning how to shoot the rifles, the amount of rearward movement given to the bolt of the rifles is inadequate to extract and eject the fired cartridge or to load a fresh cartridge. Consequently no fired cartridges are ejected also. See more »

Connections

Remake of Rajkahini (2015) See more »

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Prem Mein Tohre
Performed by Asha Bhosle
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The Story is one of the Finest no doubt...Mistakes are corrected from the Original..
18 April 2017 | by mukherjeediptenduSee all my reviews

This movie is a almost shot by shot remake of the Bengali film Rajkahini by same director and writer.

The Bengali movie has many problems as it doesn't holds up to the level as the story wants. This movie was way better than the the original. The director seems to be corrected all the mistakes and gaps and made it a good movie.

The acting is very good by every one specially Vidya Balan and all the girls are good. The main problem with the original is that it was not well acted by some of the supporting casts. But this one is and it gives every scene more gravitas.

The contract killer character portrayal of Chunky Pandey is not as good as the character portrayal in the original movie by Jisshu Sengupta.

This movie is bold as it can be on the screen. It has heavy dialogues. It is more suspenseful and more gory. The acting is good. Story is fantastic as it is known. Allover it is a very good and corrected remake of an average movie.........7/10...........


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