Directed by:Muzaffar Ali
Produced by:Muzaffar Ali
Written by:Muzaffar Ali
Javed Siddiqui
Shama Zaidi (Dialogues)

Based on:Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada by Mirza Hadi Ruswa
Seema Sathyu
Farooq Shaikh
Naseeruddin Shah
Umme Farwa
Shaukat Kaifi
Dina Pathak
Prema Narayan
Gajanan Jagirdar
Raj Babbar
Bharat Bhushan
Music by:Khayyam, Shahryar (lyrics)

In the year 1840, a girl named Amiran is kidnapped from her family in Faizabad and sold to Khanum Jaan, the madam of a brothel in Lucknow who teaches young courtesans. Renamed Umrao Jaan, Amiran turns into a cultured woman trained to captivate men of wealth and taste.

Umrao catches the eye of Nawab Sultan and the two fall in love, but the relationship comes to an end when Nawab reveals he must marry in order to please his family. Umrao then becomes infatuated with bandit chieftain Faiz Ali, who woos and wins her heart. She elopes with him, but is forced to return to Lucknow after Ali is killed by local police.

Sometime later, British soldiers attack Lucknow and the residents are forced to flee. Umrao’s party of refugees stops in a small village, which Umrao recognizes as Faizabad. The residents fail to recognize her, however, and ask her to dance for their pleasure.

Afterwards, she reunites with her family, who believed her to be dead. Her mother is happy to welcome Umrao back, but her brother forbids it and orders Umrao to never return. She returns to Lucknow to find the brothel looted and deserted.

Release year : 1981
Starcast : Bharat Bhushan, Dina Pathak, Farooq Shaikh, Gajanan Jagirdar, Naseeruddin Shah, Prema Narayan, Raj Babbar, Rekha, Seema Sathyu, Shaukat Kaifi, Umme Farwa
Music director(s) : Khayyam
Director : Muzaffar Ali
Producer(s) : Muzaffar Ali

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