Film-maker and producer of Begum Jaan, Vishesh Bhatt with his sister Sakshi Bhatt participated in a special art exhibit hosted by Godrej India Culture Lab. The film Begum Jaan was screened as part of a special event, Museum of Memories: Remembering Partition in association with Godrej India Culture Lab.
Museum of Memories: Remembering Partition is a collaborative three day pop-up museum that marks 70 years since the Partition of the subcontinent into India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Produced by Vishesh Films, Begum Jaan was one of the most impressive films of 2017 leaving behind an indelible mark on the audience even after its release. Featuring Vidya Balan in the lead with an ensemble of stars like Gauahar Khan and Pallavi Sharda amongst others, the movie centered on a family of survivors who fought two nations, to save their home.
Commenting on the same, Mr. Vishesh Bhatt said “Begum Jaan’s plot was specifically focused on the brutality that women have faced during the partition era while making social commentary on the period back then to the times we face now. We learnt a lot while shooting the film and we are sure the film still strongly resonates with the audience.”
Mr. Parmesh Shahani, head of Godrej India Culture Lab said, “We started 6 years ago and this is a free and open space which is open to india and the world. Remembering Partition is a 3 day mini museum that we have curated featuring 13 different art exhibits. I am very excited to have opened the night with Begum Jaan. I am really happy that Vishesh Films has produced a film like Begum Jaan in the 70th year after the partition of this country.”