Vidya Balan Begum Jaan Movie Review & Begum Jaan Rating (4/5) – A flawed tale of rebellion


Begum Jaan Movie Review: Vidya Balan is well known for playing a competitive role. She made it true once again with the movie Begum Jaan. The story of a brothel which was between the border of India and Pakistan at the time of Partition. Srijit Mukherji has done a great job by choosing Vidya Balan for this role. She has much potential in playing a role like this and even it was proved in Dirty Picture as well.

Begum Jaan is a period drama film, it is written and directed by National Film Award-winning director Srijit Mukherji and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Vishesh Bhatt and Play Entertainment. The film is co-produced by Sakshi Bhatt and Shree Venkatesh Films with executive producer Kumkum Saigal. The cinematography is done by Gopi Bhagat. Lyrics, Additional screenplay and dialogues have been penned by Kausar Munir and Rahat Indori.

Begum Jaan Movie Review Story Plot:

Story: In August 1947, the British passed a bill regarding the partition of Bengal. Begum Jaan is not concerned about Hindustan or Pakistan, her only concern is her business, which is running badly because of the partition and resulting riots. In the mean course, the political parties discover that in its course, the boundary line between India and Pakistan has been drawn right through the middle of Begum Jaan’s brothel. They meet Begum Jaan and tell her to evacuate her brothel along with her women, who refuses to budge.

After being rejected by Begum Jaan, Master manages to trap a girl into his schemes of getting back at Begum. When dawn breaks, the house and its inmates have been burnt to dust. After the bloodbath, the remaining women including Begum enter the inferno of the house and willingly accept their death in their own “country”.

Review: A great story which has many things to see in the film. The national-award winner, Srijit Mukherji has done a great job once again. Vidya Balan is the main character who has done justice to the role she played. The story doesn’t deal with the partition to be precise. The movie goes on Begum and her brothel which is the best part in the movie. A great story which has been dealt with proper care put up a good show.

Begum Jaan Movie Rating, Public Talk

Begum Jaan Movie Rating: 4/5

Begum Jaan Movie Highlights:


  • Vidya Balan as Begum is the power performer in the movie
  • Another attraction is the Dialogues
  • Direction made it look better for the audience


  • Flaws in the movie which were never a thing to point out

Begum Jaan Verdict: Vidya Balan scores it well for the movie. She is the one who we need to talk about for the movie. Overall, a fun fest for fans to know how the political parties dealt during the partition.