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Lajja


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Genre : Crime | Drama | Musical | Romance
Awards : 1 win & 12 nominations
language : Hindi Movie Hindi
Printed Format : Colour
Release Year : 2001
Release Info : 19 Sept 2001
Lajja
Hindi Movie  2001
 
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About Lajja

Lajja is a 2001 Hindi film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film is based on the plight of women in India. The movie recounts the story of four women, and stars some of the best known names in Hindi cinema, including Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Manisha Koirala, Mahima Chaudhry, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Samir Soni and Ajay Devgan. Urmila Matondkar and Sonali Bendre perform item numbers.

The movie satirizes the honor with which women are placed in society and the restrictions on them. The fact that the four women's names (Maithali, Janaki, Ramdulhari, and Vaidehi) are all versions of Sita, the ideal Hindu woman's name, is a message in itself. Manisha Koirala is the protagonist of this film.

The film was a flop at the box office in India but was a commercial success outside India.

Rekha and Madhuri Dixit were nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, while Madhuri Dixit won the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female for her performance.

Vaidehi lives with her husband Raghu. On the outside, she lives a sophisticated life, but behind closed doors, her husband is abusive and has extramarital affairs. When she takes a stand for herself, she is banished from the household. She goes back to her parents' house in but they too reject her. Vaidehi soon finds out that she is pregnant.

Raghu gets into a car accident, which results in him being unable to father a child. When he discovers that Vaidehi is pregnant, he calls her, faking remorse, and asks for her to return. Vaidehi agrees, thinking Raghu has amended himself. Raghu and his father plot for the child to become their heir and if Vaidehi intervenes, she will be killed. Meanwhile,Vaidehi is informed by a friend about Raghu's true intentions, and so,she escapes from his henchmen. She is helped by Raju, a petty, but, kindhearted thief. He hears Vaidehi's story and gives her money from his heist to help. To hide from Raghu and his henchmen, Vaidehi gatecrashes a wedding procession.
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  Danny Denzongpa as   Gajendra
  Tinnu Anand as   Purshotam
  Manisha Koirala as   Vaidehi
  Rekha as   Ramdulaari
  Suresh Oberoi as   Raghu's dad
  Anjan Srivastav as   Nekchand (Maithili's dad)
  Mahima Chaudhry as   Maithili (as Mahima Choudhary)
  Subrata Dutta as   (as Subroto Dutta)
  Rohini Hattangadi as   Mrs. Hazarilal
  Sonali Bendre as   Dancer - 'Mujhe Saajan Ke Ghar Jaana Hai'
  Anupam Shyam
  Razak Khan as   Francis
  Govind Namdeo as   Hazarilal
  Amardeep Jha
  Urmila Matondkar as   Special appearance
  Gopi Bhalla
  Ritu Shivpuri as   Anita
  Nasir Khan
  Chittaranjan Giri as   (as Chitranjan Giri)
  Tirlok Malik as   (as Trilok Mallik)
  Mitwa
  Samir Soni as   Manish (as Sameer Soni)
  Gopal Rajput
  Jaya Bhattacharya
  Suhas Bhalekar
  Shashi Sharma
  Sanyogita Bhave
  Gitanjali Rao as   (as Geetanjali Rao)
  Ramesh Sharma
  Aarti Chhabria as   Sushma (Gajendra's daughter) (as Aarti Chabaria)
  Natasha
  Kiran Randhawa
  Madhav Moghe
  Renu Pandey as   (as Chand Renu Pandey)
  Rajkishore Rana
  Sharman Joshi as   (as Sherman Joshi)
  Pappu Khan
  Shiva Natrajan
  Pushpa Verma
  Bhim Vakani
  Vijay Deveshwar
  Anil Saxena
  Raj Tilak
  Brij Gopal
  Pak Daddy as   Owner of curry restaurant
  Kuldeep Sharma
  Abhay Kulkarni as   (as Abhay Kulkani)
  Ghanshyam Nayak as   Tiku
  Jeetu Shastri
  Dr Ved Thappar as   (as Ved Thapar)
  Sitaram Panchal
  Sunil Chavan as   (as Sunil Chauhan)
  Vijay Deweshwar
  Anita Neha
  Radhika Jadhav
  Kiran Nande
  Chandrakala Nihar
  Pratibha Sharma
  Samarjit
  Aarti Baldev
  

Cast and Crew

 Rekha
Ramdulaari
Raju
Raghu
Janki
Bulwa
Vaidehi
Maithili (as Mahima Choudhary)
Manish (as Sameer Soni)
Raghu's dad
Virender
Purshotam
Hazarilal
Nekchand (Maithili's dad)
Mrs. Saroj
Mrs. Hazarilal
Anita
Francis
Damodar
Fakhruddin
Bua
Bansidhar Chakkiwala
 Asrani
Gulab Chand
(as Sherman Joshi)
Gajendra
Special appearance
Dancer - 'Mujhe Saajan Ke Ghar Jaana Hai'
Vaidehi's Mother
(as Sunil Chauhan)
Sushma (Gajendra's daughter) (as Aarti Chabaria)
Owner of curry restaurant
(as Subroto Dutta)
(as Chitranjan Giri)
(as Abhay Kulkani)
(as Trilok Mallik)
 Mitwa
Tiku
(as Chand Renu Pandey)
(as Geetanjali Rao)
(as Ved Thapar)
 
 
 
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