Remakes are tough to do, especially when the remake is of a film that was a critical and box-office success. Begum Jaan is a remake of the 2015 Bengali film Rajkahini, but sadly isn't nearly as good as the original.
What brought about the film's inception is exactly what brings about its downfall. Begum Jaan tries a little too hard to be Rajkahini, but it has neither the soul of the original intact nor its narrative intricacies. That, though, is a huge surprise to be honest. For, the films have the same director in Srijit Mukherji. So what could have changed so drastically?