Begum Jaan - Preview

wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for DVD (?)
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Asks pertinent questions subtly, but everything about it seems like it is for “effect”. None of it germane to a story.

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The very premise of Begum Jaan is too dramatic for my taste - a new international border running through the middle of a house. Then the dialogue seems over-written with the intention to shock. After all, what is a brothel setting without women who speak their mind? But at least in the trailer it comes across as a certain setting chosen so that such dialogue can be written rather than dialogue written for a particular situation.

What surprised me is, in these 2-minutes, Chunkey Pandey's acting felt more powerful than Vidya Balan's. In its way it is both a good sign and bad. A strong villain who can intimidate always makes things interesting. The other actresses reminded me a lot of Gulaab Gang.

This one really looks like it could go either way. So, in that sense looking forward to it.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to watch this one on the day of release. I will hopefully catch it on the following Monday. Keep an eye out here and on our social media pages: Facebook - Twitter