Umrao Jaan
Umrao Jaan (2006)

"Umrao Jaan" unveils the injustices faced by women and advocates their emancipation. Set in late 19th-century India, the film tells the story of Umrao Jaan, a courtesan and poetess who was kidnapped as a child and sold into the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 3, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley
Variety

Demands more patience than usual mainstream Hindi fare but rewards the viewer with fine perfs and a story that engages emotionally over the three-hour span.

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

At three and a half hours, J.P. Dutta's lugubrious period melodrama Umrao Jaan defeated me. It feels endless.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

This story has all the hallmarks of a grand tragedy, but under J.P. Dutta's leaden direction, Umrao Jaan never registers a pulse.

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Lanning : )
With sincere apologies to all my flixster friends who are huge Bollywood fans . . . <p> Walter, I say, with great guilt, that I could not bear another… More
Leo L
An amazing movie! Loved it! Brought tears to my eyes.