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Muzaffar Ali in Umrao Jaan

Umrao Jaan

1981 NR

Director Muzaffar Ali gives a lavish treatment to this legendary tale from 19th-century India, starring Bollywood legend Rekha as a young woman sold into a brothel who emerges as the cultured Umrao Jaan, a renowned courtesan, poet and dancer. When her one true love -- the wealthy Nawab Sultan (Farooq Shaikh) -- is forced to marry another woman, the grief-stricken Umrao finds another lover, setting the course for more heartbreak.