• Publication date: June 2, 2014

Lajja

Examining real atrocities lived by women in India; ‘Lajja’ is seen through the eyes of Vaidehi who escapes an abusive New York husband as she learns of her pregnancy. Vaidehi’s journey places her face to face with other women who are fighting for their right to be recognized as equals…

Program data

Duration: 210

Production Year: 2001

MBC Bollywood:

October 19, 2016 03:30 (KSA) ~ October 19, 2016 02:30 (CLT)

Examining real atrocities lived by women in India; ‘Lajja’ is seen through the eyes of Vaidehi who escapes an abusive New York husband as she learns of her pregnancy. Vaidehi’s journey places her face to face with other women who are fighting for their right to be recognized as equals…

Vaidehi is running away from her husband Raghu’s goons after he suddenly wants her back to secure the child she is carrying as his heir since his accident eliminates his child-making abilities. Vaidehi encounters Maithili, who has to contend with the humiliation her father is subjected to through the dowry system, Janki, the talented stage dancer, who is vilified for having a child out of wedlock and living life on her own terms, unapologetically, while Ramdulaari is feminist freedom fighter of sorts as the village midwife who is fighting the caste system and becomes a martyr

Starring:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  • Manisha Koirala as Vaidehi
  • Anil Kapoor as Raju
  • Jackie Shroff as Raghuveer ‘Raghu’
  • Ajay Devgan as Bulwa
  • Madhuri Dixit as Janki
  • Rekha as Ramdulaari
  • Mahima Chaudhry as Maithili
  • Tinu Anand as Purshotam
  • Jaya Bhattacharya as Latta
  • Danny Denzongpa as Gajendra
  • Gulshan Grover as Virendra
  • Aarti Chhabria as Sushma
  • Samir Soni as Manish
  • Johnny Lever as Fakhruddin
  • Asrani as Gulab Chand
  • Govind Namdeo as Hazarilal

Directed by: Rajkumar Santoshi

Rating: India: A