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Umrao Jaan (1981)

145 min | Drama, Musical

In Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by abducting Amiran and selling to a brothel madam. It ...See moreIn Faizabad, British India, Daroga Dilawar is sentenced to several years in prison after Amiran's dad testifies against him. After his discharge around 1840, he extracts his vengeance by abducting Amiran and selling to a brothel madam. It is here Amiran will be re-named Umrao Jaan. Years later, Umrao has grown up and is an accomplished poetess as well as dancer extraordinary. She has many patrons, chief amongst them are Nawab Sultan and his father. The young Nawab is smitten by Umrao's beauty and her poems, but is finally forced to marry a girl of his mother's choice, leaving behind a heart-broken and devastated Umrao, who seeks solace in the arms of Faiz Ali and finally elopes with him, only to find out that he is a wanted bandit, and is shot down and killed by guards. Umrao re-locates to Lucknow where she establishes herself as a Poet and dancer, but is hunted down by brothel-keepers, Gohar Mirza and Husseini and brought back, where she is told that she must marry Gohar. Watch what Umrao does to escape from being married against her will, and her attempts to try and find her way back to her parents. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com) See less
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Mirza Muhammad Hadi Ruswa (novel) (as Mirza Hadi Ruswa) | Shama Zaidi (screenplay and dialogue) | Javed Siddiqui (screenplay and dialogue) | Muzaffar Ali (screenplay and dialogue)
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Jun 21, 2005 (Hungary)

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Rekha
Amiran Amiran   See fewer
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Farooq Shaikh
Nawab Sultan (as Farouque Shaikh) Nawab Sultan (as Farouque Shaikh)   See fewer
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Naseeruddin Shah
Gohar Mirza Gohar Mirza   See fewer
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Raj Babbar
Faiz Ali Faiz Ali   See fewer
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Shaukat Azmi
Khanum Jaan (as Shaukat Kaifi) Khanum Jaan (as Shaukat Kaifi)   See fewer
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Ishtiaque Khan Ghilzai
Actor (as Khan Ghilzai) Actor (as Khan Ghilzai)   See fewer
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Prema Narayan
Bismillah Bismillah   See fewer
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Dina Pathak
Husseini Husseini   See fewer
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Shaheen Sultan
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Umme Farwa
Young Amiran Young Amiran   See fewer
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Seema Sathyu
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Farrukh Jaffar
Played Umrao Jaan's biological mother Played Umrao Jaan's biological mother   See fewer
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Bharat Bhushan
Khan Saheb (uncredited) Khan Saheb (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leela Mishra
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Mukri
Parnan Aziz (uncredited) Parnan Aziz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yunus Parvez
Khan (uncredited) Khan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Satish Shah
Daroga Dilawar (uncredited) Daroga Dilawar (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 852 votes