Begum Jaan Review; Both Vidya Balan And The Film Are Strictly Mediocre
Srijit Mukerji’s Begum Jaan is not at all entertaining, even Vidya Balan cannot do anything. Vidya is her younger days made bad movies watchable, but she lost her charm. Actresses need to appear fit on-screen. Vidya is not fit at the moment.
Begum Jaan is Hindi remake of Bengali film Rajkahini; Srijit Mukerji did not change the main plot for the remake. The film is about a brothel owner who is fighting to save her house. It is a period film. Sounds interesting, but sadly film was boring.
Vidya Balan was not able to do justice to the dramatic scenes in Begum Jaan. Rajkahini heroine Rituparna Sengupta was a treat to watch. Sadly Vidya is not. Rest of the cast are equally unimpressive. Vidya needs to do a solid film like Dirty Picture again. All her recent films are major letdowns.