- Movie Name: Begum Jaan
- Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Gauahar Khan, Pitobash Tripathy, Pallavi Sharda, Chunky Pandey, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajit Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah
- Director: Srijit Mukherji
- GENRE: Drama
- DURATION: 2 hours 15 minutes
- Rating: 3/5
The story of the movie showcases the situation of India just on the eve of Independence when Sir Cyrill Radcliff, the Chairman of the Border Commission, decided to divide India between India and Pakistan. Here comes the story of Begum Jaan and her Brothel run by her. The Brothel is just situated near at the border and one half was falling in India and other half in Pakistan. The movie makes the audience to revisit the period of 70s. However, here in the movie you will find less detail about the partition. The kings and other persons related to administration always hooked onto getting pleasure from the girls within the brothel and here Begum Jaan, who runs the Brothel gave cunning message to the rulers here. She declares that her girls should never be taken under the battle of hypocrisy.
The prime character of the movie is obviously Begum Jaan which has been nicely portrayed by Vidya Balan and really she put her effort to the best to present the character in an absolute realistic manner. Her throw of dialogues which include lots of vulgar words, is just awesome. Here you will also get some emotional story relating to a child. The story begins when the sex-workers started having emotional feeling over a child because of their motherly nature. Other than the acting of Vidya Balan, acting of other actresses like Gauahar Khan, Ila Arun, has give huge support to make the movie a success.
Well, there is no doubt that the plot has lots of promise but there are some flaws which have restricted the movie from impressing all viewers. Other than some small limitations, the movie can be marked as an excellent effort of Srijit Mukherjee. The film received mixed reactions from the audiences, but still we can mark it as one of the finest movies so far by a very talented actress of the industry Vidya Balan. If you are ready to watch out a movie with a different taste then this movie is definitely for you. Critics marked it as one of the best movie for the year 2017. Visit the theater and watch it.