Movie relates — Tadka Tuesday

Movie with which I can relate what is still going on in our soci­ety is “Laj­ja”
A wom­an ori­ent­ed pow­er­ful movie that talks of the evils of Indi­an soci­ety aimed at wom­en. Man­isha Koirala wants to run away from her hus­band (Jack­ie Shroff) but when she learns she is preg­nant, her hus­band tries to snatch the child from her. As she escapes Amer­i­ca and comes to India, she encoun­ters Mythili (Mahi­ma Chaud­hury) a bride-to-be, Janaki (Mad­huri Dix­it) a the­atre artist and Ram­du­lari (Rekha) a vil­lage mid­wife. All the­se wom­en are the tar­gets of male oppres­sion . Laj­ja deals with a myr­i­ad of women’s’ issues to tri­umph as a pow­er packed per­for­mance ori­ent­ed film.
Direct­ed by Rajku­mar San­toshi. In 2001, The movie satiris­es the hon­our with which wom­en are placed in soci­ety and the restric­tions on them. The fact that the four women’s names (Maith­ili, Janki, Ram­du­laari, and Vaide­hi) are all ver­sions of Sita, the ide­al Hin­du woman’s name.
In today’s senar­io also wom­en in many places are suf­fer­ing and this movie depicts all.
I love all the songs but one dance which take away my heart is “Badi mushk­il baba badi mushk­il ” by Diva Mad­huri Dix­it and Man­isha Kori­la.

 If you have not seen this movie you have missed some­thing. Must watch film, don’t go with box office col­lec­tion.
Link­ing up with Jaibala or Deepa for #Tad­kaT­ues­day.
#RuchiePens Link­ing this post for Day#10 of NaBloPo­Mo   (Nation­al Blog Post­ing Mon­th) which chal­lenges you to a blog post every sin­gle day in Novem­ber. Pub­lish posts dai­ly, meet oth­er blog­gers, and try some­thing new. 

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  1. It’s one of the most bril­liant films made by San­toshi and crit­i­cal­ly look­ing at wom­en belong­ing to dif­fer­ent social class­es. The plight of wom­en are the same irre­spec­tive of class. I love this song but also the one per­formed by Son­ali. I love the dia­logue by Mahi­ma on dowry and Anil Kapoor as the thief. Come and beat that!

  2. Laj­ja is a very bold and strong movie on wom­en and unfor­tu­nate­ly did­nt do good busi­ness. But all movies are not about busi­ness right. It has strong act­ing and a very nice stro­ry line with all wom­en hav­ing a name of Sita.

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