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Lajja (2001)

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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... See full summary »

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Ramdulaari
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Raju
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Raghu
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Janki
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Bulwa
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Vaidehi
Mahima Chaudhry ...
Maithili (as Mahima Choudhary)
Samir Soni ...
Manish (as Sameer Soni)
Suresh Oberoi ...
Raghu's dad
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Virender
Tinnu Anand ...
Purshotam
Govind Namdeo ...
Hazarilal
Anjan Srivastav ...
Nekchand (Maithili's dad)
Farida Jalal ...
Mrs. Saroj
Rohini Hattangadi ...
Mrs. Hazarilal
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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


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19 September 2001 (Kuwait)  »

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Lajja  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£123,160 (UK) (31 August 2001)

Gross:

£341,061 (UK) (14 September 2001)
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The following statement appears before the film begins. As it is being displayed, a voice-over (presumably that of the statement's author) reads it in Hindi : "None of the characters or situations depicted in this film are imaginary or fictional, really speaking. They are echoes of what is happening all around us in our so called civilized society. At best, these voices - cries, and shrieks, pleas and whispers - have been amplified for deaf people to take note. After all, the greatness of a civilization can only be measured by the status of its women." Rajukumar Santoshi See more »

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Badi Mushkil
Written by Sameer
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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Good cast, well-packaged; over-dramatized screenplay negates all of this
12 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

The core message is strong, the cast has given it their best shot, the packaging is excellent, but the screenplay is seriously over-dramatized and every cliche in the book on women's suffering in India has been over-used to the max.


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