Begum Jaan Performance :
Vidya Balan has been stupendous throughout and she steals the show with her power-packed performance. As the hookah-smoking, swearing at the word go and with a lionesses of a stare, Balan does a great job. Gauahar Khan, Pitobash, Pallavi Sharda and Vivek Mushrah have been decent in their roles. Naseeruddin Shah's cameo has been decent. Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajit Kapoor and Rajesh Sharma made not much impact. All the other actors have been decent.
The story of Begum Jaan has been interesting but it is the screenplay and the dialogues that dip the film completely. The music and the background score have been decent and apt. The cinematography is the major highlight of the movie. The production values looked grand and the editing has been niche. The director fails to present Begum Jaan in the best and engaging way.
Begum Jaan makes no impact despite of the power-packed performance by Vidya Balan and team. The cluttered plot runs out because of the poor narration that makes the film a huge disappointment.