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Lajja (2001)

Unrated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 September 2001 (Kuwait)
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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Janki
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Bulwa
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Vaidehi
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Maithili (as Mahima Choudhary)
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Manish (as Sameer Soni)
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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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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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Action | Crime | Drama | Musical

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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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Tabu was offered a role in the film, but turned it down because Rajkumar Santoshi was offering a salary she did not agree to. 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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Disturbing but true and gripping!!!Simply amazing
8 November 2004 | by (Toronot,Canada) – See all my reviews

Santoshi is one of the few Indian directors who can touch the reality to its core. The story of the character played by Rekha is based on true story, but all the other stories are also very much based on true stories to some extent. Technically the film is great. Scenes to watch out for: Mahima kicking the 'baratis' @$$. Madhuri's (one of her best performances to date) well, her complete part is gripping right from where she's introduced dancing to Madhubala's 'Jab pyaar kiya to darna kya' to where she cries out her heart for loosing her child. Rekha pleading for help while the villains try to rape her (specially whn she mentions that one of the guy was like his son). There are many many scenes in the film worth an applause. all the actors (including character actors) are amazing. Anil Kapoor is worth mentioning. His character gave a little comic relief in this tragic story along with Jonny Lever.


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