Begum Jaan trailer: Vidya Balan owns the screen

Vidya Balan is back! The actress, who is known to deliver powerful performances, is all set to impress one and all with her performance in Begum Jaan.Begum Jaan aka Vidya owns it as the bold owner of a brothel in the period drama, also starring Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur and Gauahar Khan. While all actors look impressive in their parts, it is actor Chunky Pandey who looks strikingly different.

The film is directed by Srijit Mukherji who directed the critically acclaimed Bengali film Rajkahini on which Begum Jaan is based. Produced by Vishesh Films, the film is scheduled to release in theatres on 14th April.

The first thing you notice about the new trailer of Begum Jaan is the impressive ensemble cast: From Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey and Ila Arun to Gauahar Khan and Pallavi Sharda. The second? Their stirring performance.
Begum Jaan aka hookah-smoking Vidya owns it as the bold owner of a brothel in the period drama: Complete with ample cleavage and statement unibrow. While all actors look impressive in their parts, it is actor Chunky Pandey who looks strikingly different.

The trailer begins with veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan’s voice-over explaining the premise of the film: It is set during the partition era when India and Pakistan are drawing their borders.

Unfortunately, Vidya’s brothel falls right at the border and is to be divided in such a way that half of it falls in India and the other half in Pakistan. The inhabitants are warned by the administrators to vacate the premises, but because they refuse, it leads to tragic and violent consequences.