"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 country's prevalent culture of courtesanship. Umrao becomes popular amongst Lucknow's elite, including a nawab, a childhood friend and a dacoit with whom she attempts an escape from her brothel.
Official Site: www.umraojaanthefilm.com
Director: J.P. Dutta
Writer: Muzzafar Ali
Producer: J.P. Dutta
Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Suniel Shetty
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