'Begum Jaan' Review: Seven Reasons Why The Movie Is A Cinematic Disaster

The movie is filled with vulgar and offensive content.


Begum Jaan is the latest in the series of disappointing films starring Vidya Balan in the title role. It is a trend that started in 2013 with Rajkumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar and continued with films like Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Bobby Jasoos, Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, Te3n, and Kahaani 2.

Begum Jaan, directed by Srijit Mukherji, is the remake of Mukherji’s Bengali film Rajkahini (2016). Begum Jaan costars Rajit Kapoor, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Ashish Vidhyarthi, Gauahar Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Pallavi Sharda.

It wouldn’t be outrageous to describe Begum Jaan as a cinematic disaster of epic proportions that not only lacks purpose but also is devoid of entertainment that viewers seek in commercial movies. 

Let’s look at the various factors that make Begum Jaan a colossal failure.