Umrao Jaan (2006)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Period, Biographical, Drama
Critics Score
50%
Total Reviews: 20
User Score
0%
Total Votes: 0

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Review Summary: On the whole UMRAO JAAN has a weak first half and a tolerable second.

Average Critic Rating: (2.78)
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Shabana Azmi , Suniel Shetty , Divya Dutta , Himani Shivpuri , Puru Raaj Kumar , Kulbhushan Kharbanda , Ayesha Jhulka , Bikram Saluja and Taufiq Qureshi , Parikshat Sahni , Maya Alagh , VISHWAJEET PRADHAN , Javed Khan , Bansree Madhani
Director: J P Dutta
Release Date: 03 Nov 2006

Plot: In 1840, a girl named Amiran (Bansree Mandhani) is kidnapped from her home in Faizabad by Dilawar Khan ( Vishwajeet Pradhan ) who had been sent to jail based upon the evidence presented by Amiran's father. To take his revenge, he kidnaps Amiran and sells her to a brothel in Read more

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On the whole UMRAO JAAN has a weak first half and a tolerable second.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Recreating the past is hard, and filmmakers seldom succeed in replacing the memory of the past vision with their own.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
If there is an acid test for Anu Malik this season or in fact this decade, it has to be with 'Umrao Jaan'.
Taran Adarsh, SIFY
Muzzafar Ali's Umrao Jaan was an unusual feat.
Sukanya Verma, Rediff 
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Anupama Chopra, India Today

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Umrao Jaan - All Reviews

It happens a lot – a film dominates the media for weeks.
Deepa Gahlot, SIFY
Should be KAJOL in Umraro Jaan......
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMSaturday, November 04, 2006 J.P. Dutta is one of the finest storytellers around. Right from his directorial debut Ghulami to his last release L.O.C., J.P. has had the courage to narrate stories that excite him first and foremost.
OneIndia
Umrao Jaan - Umar Bhar roie ek jaan - Tattapurush Samas (snadhi,samas etc we did in school life) meaning- a soul that cried life long !...
Sulekha Reviewer, Sulekha
Based on Mirza Muhammad Hadi Ruswa’s novel, the film is a tale of Umrao Jaan Ada, a royal courtesan in 19th century Lucknow. Kidnapped and sold at a tender age from a lower class family, Ameeran (Aishwarya Rai), is rechristened as Umrao by the brothel own
Ekanshu Khera, Planet Bollywood
An interminably long and flat remake of Muzaffar Ali’s classic Umrao Jaan (though the makers insist this version has nothing to do with the 1981 classic and is actually based on the source material of the same, written by Urdu poet Ruswah), Umrao Jaan fai
Movie Talkies Team, MSN India
J P Dutta fails miserably in narrating the story; in fact director should know that the era of "3 and half hour" movies is gone. The only 2 things which are good in the movie are: Cinematography the scenes in Lucknow and other places are shot very well.
Deep Ganatra, Now Running
'Umrao Jaan' may be a hat trick flop for this couple
P Shukla, Smash Hits
Ever since J P Dutta started making his Umrao Jaan he has been shouting at the top of his voice that he is not remaking Muzaffar Ali's Umrao Jaan but is making a film based on Mirza Mohammed Hadi Ruswa's novel.
Gullu Singh, Rediff 
An interminably long and flat remake of Muzaffar Ali’s classic Umrao Jaan (though the makers insist this version has nothing to do with the 1981 classic and is actually based on the source material of the same, written by Urdu poet Ruswah), Umrao Jaan fai
Movie Talkies Team, MSN India
Umrao Jaan takes off on a positive note. The story of the little Amiran, who is kidnapped and sold to a kotha in Lucknow, is sensitively depicted. The entire track -- sequences with her parents and also with Khanum [Shabana] and Bua [Himani] -- unravel be
OneIndia
Umrao Jaan is a beautiful story that could have been presented better had it been a bit shorter. Even if the length is a turn off for most people, it should still be a movie to check out because of its great story and power packed performances, led by the
Razeen, Bolly Spice
Unfortunately a period film set in the 19th century may not hold as much relevance or interest for today’s viewers as the director would have liked to believeMoreover Umrao Jaan is also a remake of Muzaffar Ali’s highly acclaimed version, so unfortunately
Bollywood Mantra