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Lajja (2001)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 19 September 2001 (Kuwait)
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The lives of four women from different places are the victims of male chauvinism and marital abuse. They decide to fight for their rights and dignity against the social norms and injustice.

Director:

Rajkumar Santoshi

Writers:

Ranjit Kapoor (dialogue), Ashok Rawat (associate script) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manisha Koirala ... Vaidehi
Jackie Shroff ... Raghu
Madhuri Dixit ... Janki
Ajay Devgn ... Bulwa
Rekha ... Ramdulaari
Anil Kapoor ... Raju
Mahima Chaudhry ... Maithili (as Mahima Choudhary)
Danny Denzongpa ... Gajendra
Suresh Oberoi ... Raghu's dad
Gulshan Grover ... Virender
Tinnu Anand ... Purshotam
Sharman Joshi ... Prakash (as Sherman Joshi)
Govind Namdeo ... Hazarilal
Anjan Srivastav ... Nekchand (Maithili's dad)
Farida Jalal ... Mrs. Saroj
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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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 September 2001 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Lajja - Schande See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$376,000, 2 September 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$376,000, 2 September 2001
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Santoshi Productions See more »
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Color:

Color
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Urmila Matondkar made Cameo appearance in song "Aa Hi Jaiye" in this movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Kaliyug Ki Sita
Written by Sameer
Composed by Anu Malik
Performed by Anuradha Paudwal
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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The best hindi movie I have seen in years
4 September 2001 | by Jason-183See 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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