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Lajja (2001)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 19 September 2001 (Kuwait)
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The lives of four women from different places are the victims of male chauvinism and marital abuse. They decide to fight for their rights and dignity against the social norms and injustice.

Director:

Rajkumar Santoshi

Writers:

Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Ashok Rawat (associate script) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manisha Koirala ... Vaidehi
Jackie Shroff ... Raghu
Madhuri Dixit ... Janki
Ajay Devgn ... Bulwa
Rekha ... Ramdulaari
Anil Kapoor ... Raju
Mahima Chaudhry ... Maithili (as Mahima Choudhary)
Danny Denzongpa ... Gajendra
Suresh Oberoi ... Raghu's dad
Gulshan Grover ... Virender
Tinnu Anand ... Purshotam
Sharman Joshi ... Prakash (as Sherman Joshi)
Govind Namdeo ... Hazarilal
Anjan Srivastav ... Nekchand (Maithili's dad)
Farida Jalal ... Mrs. Saroj
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Storyline

Vaidehi (Manisha Koirala) gets married to Raghuvir (Jackie Shroff), an NRI. Suffering the agony of an unhappy marriage, she decides to run away from him when she learns that she is pregnant and he wants to take the child away from her. In her pursuit for freedom, she meets Mythili (Mahima Chaudhury) a bride-to-be, Janaki (Madhuri Dixit) a theatre artist and Ramdulari (Rekha) a village midwife - all of whom are victims of male chauvinism. They however refuse to be put down and fight for their rights. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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When Tears Stop... A Revolution Begins

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 September 2001 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Lajja - Schande See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$376,000, 3 September 2001

Gross USA:

$376,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$871,706
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Santoshi Productions See more »
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Color
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Urmila Matondkar made Cameo appearance in song "Aa Hi Jaiye" in this movie. See more »

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Kaliyug Ki Sita - II
Written by Sameer
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Shubha Mudgal
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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Women are trying to find a place in Society
14 November 2008 | by arundathiSee all my reviews

This movie is very gripping and strong. It portrays a sense of loneliness yet unity among women. In other words, a woman (Manisha) feels neglected and goes on a journey to escape it. On the way, she finds women in similar situations and Manisha sees how they handle it. The woman Manisha portrays wants to prove that all women are united and just don't know how to express their feelings of neglect in a way that men and society will not condemn them. The characters in this movie are totally independent albeit linked. Manisha was a little unbalanced at first but as the movie continued her character became stronger and more patriotic. She seemed to be in search of self identity and whether she can escape prying eyes of men. Rekhaji was the most dominant character. She showed that even elder women are subjected to harassment. Her part left the audience wondering if there is any justice for women. Maduri was really interesting. Her role was vivacious yet serious. Mahima was also wonderful. She was given a small role yet powerful. Ajay Devgan balanced the movie. He wanted to show that not every man wants women to be treated like this. The movie is a little slow but the direction was well rounded and beautiful. It is a little biased but when Ajay Devgan enters he balances the equation. A couple of the songs were melodious and it was integrated with the story making it hard to fast forward some of the slow parts. Each scene tends to take some time to come to the point but the climaxes were well done.


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