Vidya Balan might be going through a lean phase in her movie career right now considering her last few films haven’t really worked. But looks like the actress is all set to reclaim her throne with her upcoming period drama, Begum Jaan. Directed by Srijit Mukherji, it is a remake of his own acclaimed Bengali movie. Makers of the film have been releasing the first look posters since past few days, which have been only adding to our collective excitement. And with the trailer that has hit the internet today, we definitely can’t wait for the release of Begum Jaan.
The trailer begins with a voice over by Amitabh Bachchan, who explains that the movie is set during the partition era when India and Pakistan are amidst drawing their borders. Unfortunately for a brothel that is situated in rural Punjab, the border goes right through it. Owned by a bold Begum Jaan (played by Vidya Balan), the inhabitants are warned by the administrators to vacate the premises, but the lady refuse, and that leads to some tragic and violent consequences. ALSO READ: OMG! Amitabh Bachchan joins Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan team and we can’t keep calm
The first thing that will attract anyone to Begum Jaan is Vidya herself. One look at the trailer and you will agree when we say that this is her boldest performance yet. And then are there are some talent powerhouses like Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, and of course, the ever brilliant Naseeruddin Shah. But the one man who stood out in the trailer, with his look and body language is Chunkey Pandey. Watch the trailer right here and you will know why. Don’t forget to tell us how do you like it in the comments section below.