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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ramdulaari
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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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Release Date:

19 September 2001 (Kuwait)  »

Also Known As:

Lajja - Schande  »

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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Kaliyug Ki Sita - II
Written by Sameer
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Shubha Mudgal
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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Over-the-top melodrama with outrageous caricatures. A disappointment
11 February 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I must admit I expected more from Raj Kumar Santoshi. While this film is being praised in some circles, I found it tedious and sermonizing. The acting is over-the-top, barring some fine work by Ajay Devgun. The actresses are all good woman oppressed by an unjust society. Almost all the male figures (barring our three heroes) are vicious caricatures. The scenes at Mahima's wedding are almost too much to bear. I understand the social value of such films, but surely they shouldn't be THIS black and white. Madhuri shines in a brief appearance and makes the proceedings partially palatable.

Overall 3/10


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