Umrao Jaan

Umrao Jaan (Urdu: امراؤ جان, Hindi: उमराव जान) is a 1981 Bollywood film, directed by Muzaffar Ali. It is based on the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada (1905), written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa based on the famous Lucknow courtesan. The film starred Bollywood actress Rekha and Farooq Shaikh as leads.

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Umrao Jaan Ada - Plot Summary
... Umarao Jaan is born as Amiran (Urdu اميرن‎) to a modest family in Faizabad ... There she is sold for 150 rupees to Khanum Jaan, the head tawaif of a kotha ... She is renamed Umrao and begins to study classical music and dance ...
Umrao Jaan Ada in Media - Films
... It was made into a Pakistani film in 1972, Umrao Jaan Ada, starring Rani and Shahid and directed by Hasan Tariq, and three Indian films Mehndi (1958) by director S ... Yusuf, the 1981 film Umrao Jaan made by Muzaffar Ali and Umrao Jaan (2006) by J ...
Rekha - Film Career - 1980s
... In 1981, she starred in Umrao Jaan, a film adaptation of the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada (1905), written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa ... The film follows Umrao's life story right from her days as a young girl named Amiran when she is kidnapped and sold in a brothel ... Rekha once confessed, "After reading the script, I had a strange feeling that I had Umrao in me." In preparation for the role, Rekha, who at the beginning of her career did not speak Hindi, took the ...