Begum Jaan (Exclusively For Women)
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Begum Jaan (Exclusively For Women)

Hindi
DramaHistory
14 Apr, 2017
2 hrs 14 mins
61%
66 votes
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Begum Jaan is a story of 11 fearless women standing up against the system, amidst the changing political scenario during the partition.
Its a good period and story to revisit because 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; widowed in her childhood and sold to a brothel. Also, Mukherji is revisiting his Bengali film Rajkahini(2015). ...Read full review
Here`s our review for the big Bollywood release this week, Vidya Balan-starrer Begum Jaan. ...Read full review
Sir Cyril Radcliffe probably didnt think about the misery the line, which was named after him that divided Indian and Pakistan after partition, would bring upon the people living closer to it. Or, maybe the unethical British Empire saved its most potent weapon for the last. ...Read full review
Begum Jaan opens on a strong note. In present day Delhi, some thugs are ruthlessly violating a woman. But in one altering moment they are shamed instead. Writer-director Srijit Mukherji makes a point about how women have had to harness the power of the female body to face up to bullies. In that the films theme is quickly established. The movie then shifts decades into the past, when a closely-knit group of sex workers stand up against the tyranny of men and their politics. In the end, these women grab a choice with both hands even when it might look as if they dont have any. ...Read full review

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