hindi MOVIE PREVIEWS
"Begum Jaan” Starring Vidya Balan, Gauahar Khan, Ila Arun, Pallavi Sharda, Naseeruddin Shah, Poonam Rajput, Ridheema Tiwari, Flora Saini, Priyanka Setia, Mishti, Raviza Chauhan, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey; directed by Srijit Mukherji; music by Anu Malik.
National Award winning director Srijit Mukherji makes his Hindi directorial debut with this adaptation of his Bengali film “Rajkahani.” The versatile and talented Vidya Balan stars as the gritty, fierce brothel owner, Begum Jaan, in a story of survival set against the backdrop of India’s partition in 1947. Begum and her courtesans are caught in the middle when partition lines are drawn. Half are told to leave for Pakistan and the rest pushed to India. Begum stands up for herself and the women dependent on her. The film tells the story of those who defy nations to save their homes and stay together. Themes of freedom vs. independence are explored. Balan has said the powerful character was both physically demanding and emotionally challenging. Asha Bhosle’s legion of fans will be thrilled to hear her soulful rendition 'Prem Me Tohre.'
“Noor” Starring Sonakshi Sinha, Kanan Gil, Shibani Dandekar, Purab Kohli; directed by Sunhil Sippy; music by Amaal Mallik.
Based on the novel “Karachi, You're Killing Me” by Saba Imtiaz, this part comedy, part crime thriller follows a journalist named Noor and her misadventures as she navigates her way through life. Sonakshi Sinha plays the title role of the young journalist in Mumbai who juggles her career, relationships, life goals, and body image issues on a day-to-day basis. The responsibilities of her job don't seem to be a priority. However, things take a dramatic turn when she comes across an eye-opening investigative news story. She realizes it's time to take charge and undo past mistakes. Comedian Kanan Gill makes his Hindi film debut as Noor’s best friend Saad Sehgal. Sunny Leone appears in a cameo as herself. Continuing with the current remix trend, the song ‘Gulabi Ankhen’ from the 1970 hit movie “The Train” gets an EDM update.