Begum Jaan LIVE movie review: Vidya Balan's fierce performance is what makes it a blockbuster

From its trailer and songs to dialogues and screenplay, everything about Vidya Balan's Begum Jaan is simply outstanding. Here's the live review of the film

Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan is all set for its theatrical release worldwide on Friday and it won’t be wrong to say that the film will be one of the biggest hits fo this year. Helmed by National Award winner Srijit Mukherji, the film is a Hindi adaptation of his critically acclaimed Bengali film Rajkahini.

While many praised Vidya for her bold and fierce performance, others compared her with Rituparna Sengupta, who played the lead role in the Bengali version. From its trailer and songs to dialogues and screenplay, everything about this film is simply outstanding.

Begum Jaan is a frame to frame copy of RajKahini and tells the story of survival and hardships faced by the sex workers during India and Pakistan’s independence. Vidya Balan plays the role of brothel madam named Begum Jaan and is the soul of the film.

Apart from getting all the positive feedback, the film came under the scanner of the censor board. The CBFC not only asked the makers to tone down abuses but also chopped off some major scenes, including the ones which show communal violence and love-making.

In fact, Vidya Balan in one of her interviews said that she is very happy to be a part of this film. The actress further added: I am very happy that I am doing the adaptation of ‘Rajkahini’. I am very happy to be part of Srijit’s first Hindi film. You have given so much of love to ‘Rajkahini’. Of course, it is a very good film. I want you all to love ‘Begum Jaan’ as well,” Vidya said here at a late night event

Vidya Balan in a still from Begum Jaan.

Vidya Balan in a still from Begum Jaan.

Well, one thing is for sure that this film is here to stay and will definitely set the box office on fire.

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Catch the live updates of Begum Jaan movie review:

7:20 PM: Here it starts. Oh… And the aggression that Vidya shows. What a fierce performer

7:25 PM:  Vidya is Begum Jaan and Begum Jaan is Vidya. Wow… Not just Vidya… The other girls are also stunners

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7:27 PM: Gauahar… This one platform is set to make her rise as an actor.

7:30 PM: And the epic scene is here…The decision of the Redcliffe line

Also read: Why the role of Begum Jaan got Vidya Balan super excited

7:40 PM: Vo kya kehte hain…partition kar denge. Vidya Balan… Is terrific, scary in this monologue…

7:50 PM: A heated discussion here…Hindu-Muslim and how it’s a partition of religions.

8:00 PM: Lekin Begum Jaan ‘khud apni sarkar hai’.

8:10 PM: This scene, when you see the inner most gruesome self of power. Kotha nahi… Kothi hai ye Begum Jaan ki…

Also read: Watch: Vidya Balan shows an unknown side of a brothel in new song of Begum Jaan

8:15 PM: This film gets more cruel as it goes on. Not meant for all, but should be watched by all.

8:20 PM: No saga of partition has been so real… No jingoism here.

8:30 PM: Kotha nahi, ghar hai humara… These women are ‘ferocious’

8:40 PM: And the fight has begun. It’s a fight that will never finish. It’s a fight for our rights, dignity and pride.

8:50 PM: The film has finished but this fight hasn’t. Woh Subah Hami Se Ayegi

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