Begum Jaan Movie Review Hindi Movie Review
Review for the film " Begum Jaan"
Runtime: 2 Hours 14 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 14-04-2017
Genre: Action, Drama
3.25 / 5.0



The trailers of Begum Jaan had triggered enough curiosity about the film, starring the talented Vidya Balan. Now lets see how the movie has turned out to be.


It is the time before India got independence. Here the Border Commission plans on segregating India and Pakistan equally. Here then the Commission doesn’t pay heed to the line that is going on between the middle of Begum Jaan’s brothel and sends across an eviction notice to Begum. Begum Jaan is the caring figure for the prostitutes and she can be both stern and kind. She doesn’t accept to vacate the place. Her defiant attitude is shown in the film. Watch the movie to know how it proceeds and how Begum Jaan and the inmates fight with the officials.

Star Performances

Vidya gives a strong performance and has worked on her role to a great extent. Pallavi Sharda, who plays the sex worker with a painful past, shines in her role. Though she has not acted in many films she has given a seasoned performance. Gauhar Khan also has her moments in Begum Jaan. Nasureedin Shah and Chunky Pandey do a commendable job. Vivekh Mushran and Pitobash also support well.


Begum Jaan is the adaptation of the famous 2014 Bengali flick Rajkahini. This film also deals with the after effects of partition at the time India and Pakistan laid borders. Having said that, the flick is a very bold attempt.

What’s there?

• The dialogues have a tinge of boldness in them.

• The stars have performed in a commendable manner.

What’s not there?

• The movie moves in a sluggish pace in the first half.

• Cinematography could have been better in the film. •

Sometimes the depth in the film is missing.


Though the movie has some negatives it can be watched for its hard-hitting storyline and great performances.