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Janki
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Bulwa
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Vaidehi
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Maithili (as Mahima Choudhary)
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Raghu's dad
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Virender
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Purshotam
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Hazarilal
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Nekchand (Maithili's dad)
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Mrs. Saroj
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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 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 - Schande  »

Box Office

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£123,160 (UK) (31 August 2001)

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$376,000 (USA) (31 August 2001)
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Ajay's first film with Rajkumar Santoshi. See more »

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Jiyo Jiyo
Written by Sameer
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Kay Kay
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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The best hindi movie I have seen in years
4 September 2001 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

I absolutley loved this movie. No doubt Lajja will become a masterpiece. Manisha Koirala, Mahima Chaudhary, Rekha, and Madhuri Dixit give such memorable performances in this film. The dance numbers with Urmila Matondker and Sonali is wonderful.

Lajja is a story of four women and thier struggle in men's society. It is a story of survival.


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