June 24, 2007

Gratuitous screencaps: Umrao Jaan (2006)

Here are some lovely screencaps from my stash. I thought I'd start with something recent: last year's Umrao Jaan, in which Shabana ji took over the role her mother had played in the 1981 classic version of the story.

I found the film as a whole fairly weak, but Shabana ji was flawless, and it was a different kind of performance than she ordinarily gives; very broad, playing to the back of the house - even scenery-chewing. And it was completely delicious.

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