Begum Jaan is an Indian hindi Period drama movie. It is directed and written by Srijit Mukherji who is a National Film Award winner. Movie Begum Jaan is produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Vishesh Bhatt. After a very long time, Bhatt camp has come out of their comfort zone and produced a Periodic movie.
The movie Begum Jaan is the remake of Bengali movie “Rajkahini” from the year 2015. This time the movie’s set is located in Punjab whereas the original one was in Bengal.
The story line of the movie goes like this- Sir Cyril Radcliffe who is the chairperson of Border Commission, decides to divide India and Pakistan into two equal halves but the problem was that, Begum Jaan’s kotha was coming in the middle of partition. That means the Kotha half falling in India and the other part in Pakistan.
Begam Jaan (Vidya Balan) was the head of the 11 sex workers who used to stay there with them. She was getting support from kings, administrators and also from local people because they used to use her service.
It was time finally when Begam Jaan got notice to vacate the Kothi. She was not willing to vacate her Kothi from the day one. Soon time came when she had to rebel against the decision and said that, she has nothing to do with any kind of decision and created a ruckus thus welcoming some unwanted visitors. One of the visitor Kabir (Chunky Pandey) was the person who finished off the argument.
In the movie, it is very clearly depicts the scenarios and the struggle that people went through in the year 1947, during the partition of India and ladies suffered the most from this partition.
Interesting part is that Vidya Balan is not the only one role who plays an import role. Movie has other characters like Gauhar Khan who is the personal helper of Begum and is in love with an entertainer by the name Surjeet.