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Lakshmi (2014)

Based on true events, Lakshmi is a story of heroism and untold courage. Lakshmi, a 13 year old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where ... See full summary »

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Nagesh Kukunoor

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Cast

Credited cast:
Monali Thakur ... Lakshmi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vibha Chhibber Vibha Chhibber ... Amma
Ranjeet Jha Ranjeet Jha ... Customer in Brothel
Ram Kapoor ... Avinash
Satish Kaushik ... Sr. Reddy
Gulfam Khan Gulfam Khan ... Corporator Radha
Nagesh Kukunoor ... Chinna
Priyanka Priyanka ... Uma Didi
Flora Saini ... Swarna (as Fllora Saini)
Shefali Shah ... Jyothi (as Shefali Shetty)
Ramakrishna Shenoy Ramakrishna Shenoy ... Mohan
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Based on true events, Lakshmi is a story of heroism and untold courage. Lakshmi, a 13 year old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where she is raped and brutally beaten she barely survives with the help of the other girls and her own will to never give in. Finally she is rescued in a police raid. Against all odds, Lakshmi shows courage where everybody else fails. Resisting all pressure - violent threats, coercion and bribes, she stands up in court and in a landmark case in India, succeeds in putting the traffickers behind bars.

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A Story of Hope.Courage.Victory

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Лакшми See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Amazing. But sadly Indian audience ignores it as usual
4 December 2015 | by subratjain1See all my reviews

Nagesh Kukunoor has came a long way starting from hyderabd blues as a light film and then continuing with the likes of 3 deewarien and dor.

Lakshmi sits right in my the top 5 favorites bollywood movies from last year. It was wonderful to see that gruesome scenes, which will make your gut wrench, were shown with impeccable subtlety. The story, though fictionalized can be related to by any person and it doesn't exaggerate anything just for the sake of it.

A couple of songs thrown here and there merge right along with the plot and don't add to length unnecessarily.

All i have to say is that we should appreciate and promote such genuine work. We are so obsessed with star studded crap that such gems always get ignored.


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