Begum Jaan - Preview
Click on the tabs below for wogma review, external reviews, user reviews, and twitter verdict
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.