When you go to see a remake,it is advisable that the original version is not to be compared with. The filmmaker has a reason to make a 'Remake'. From this point of view, I went to see Umrao Jaan. The movie started with a slow pace and went on the fast track after intermission. Aishwarya Rai did full justice to the title role. Shabana Azmi excelled as Khanum Sahib. Abhishek B. performed as a good supporting actor. PuruRajkumar had his last scene as potential one.
Music is good though tunes were repetitive.
Direction showed slackness occassionally
Overall, worth a look.