Begum Jaan Movie Review – Rajeev Masand, Taran Adarsh, TOI

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Begum Jaan Movie Review, Begum Jaan Review – The Hindi-period-drama movie Begum Jaan is released today, directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Vishesh Bhatt.  It is the Hindi remake of the Bengali film Rajkahini (2015). Begum Jaan is loosely based on Shyam Benegal’s 1986 movie “Mandi”.byyy Sambit.

The film starring Vidya Balan plays the lead role of a brothel’s madam while Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, and Ashish Vidyarthi play supporting roles.

Now let’s have a look at the Begum Jaan movie review by top Hindi film critics like Rajeev Masand, Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahata, Raja Sen, Anupama Chopra, Kamal R Khan, IMDB Rating, Times of India, Hindustan Times, and much more at here.

CAST: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda
DIRECTION: Srijit Mukherji
GENRE: Drama

Begum Jaan Movie Review


1.) Rating: 3.5/5. Review by Meena Iyer on Times Of India

It’s a good period and story to revisit because of even 70-years after Partition, anything around it still piques interest. Then again, here the narrative deals less with the horror of the divide and serves more as an ode to the spiritedness of Begum. Having Vidya in a film is an asset though. She is an audacious actor, who merits an extra half star for her ability to shoulder a film.


2.) Rating: 1.5/5. Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express

The story of the bloody birth of India and Pakistan is so inherently full of drama that any telling of any part of it needs a great deal of skilled restraint. That crucial thing is thrown to the winds in Begum Jaan, based on Rajkahini, Srijit Mukherji’s Bengali film. Such a waste of a talented bunch of actors. And of Balan, who tries hard to invest some feeling into a role which turns into a cliché the moment the film opens.


3.) Rating: 3/5. Review by Taran Adarsh on Bollywood Hungama

On the whole, BEGUM JAAN has curiosity value and shock-value, both. Despite minor hiccups, BEGUM JAAN is a compelling watch with a hard-hitting narrative and bravura performances as its USPs. The moderate costing of the film should also ensure smooth sailing for its investors.

4.) Rating: 3/5. Review by Renil Abraham on First Post

Vidya usually grabs your attention in all her movies. But this movie has all of its actors performing to the fullest and it’s hard to point out who is better than the other. Begum Jaan is strong, inspiring, shocking, and more than anything — heart-wrenching. Don’t forget to take your handkerchief (or tissues!) along.


5.) Rating: 2/5. Review by Manjusha RadhaKrishnan on Gulf News

While the first half is an extended version of the trailer and is laborious, the second half picks up pace considerably. The attempts of the establishment to smoke them out of their own domain is interesting, but somehow it’s difficult to connect to them. The subtext of ruthless colonialism, the aftermath of partition of a fractured India and the rumble of Hindi-Muslim riots makes the film cluttered and heavy.

Watch the trailer for Begum Jaan here:

Begum Jaan Movie Review – Rajeev Masand, Taran Adarsh, TOI
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