This is a bold effort by the national award winning director Srijit Mukherji. The movie is a remake of his own flick Rajkahini released way back in 2015. It deals with the story of brothel house located in the border of India and Pakistan. One side of the house falling in India and the other part of the house being located in Pakistan. As per the order the house needs to be vacated. But, the story goes the other way leading the leading ladies of the movie to be hurt. Vidya Balan as Begum Jaan has again given us best making the audience entertained. This may not be watchable with children as the movie is given an “A” certificate. There are bunch of artists available in the movie giving the required scene as required.
The song is composed by Anu Malik and the lyrics is written by Kausar Munir. The movie had a good opening with young audience entering the cinema hall. But, later the shows could not see much crowd as expected. This may be due to the IPL matches and the festival season down south. The Cinematography is given by Gopi Bhagath which is not upto the mark, but OK. Editor of the movie Monisha R. Baldawa has done a good job with scenes being given perfectly.
So, overall, the movie is one time watcher with your friends and family except children.
Name: Begum Jaan
Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Gauhar Khan, Naseeruddin Shah and more