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Lajmi, Kalpana 1954-2018

Works: 8 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Melodrama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kalpana Lajmi
The mourner by Kalpana Lajmi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in Hindi and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanichari lives alone in a village in Rajasthan, India, working as a bonded laborer. One day, Bhikni, a rudali (professional mourner) comes to stay with Sanichari prior to the death of the local landlord and Sanichari relates her life of miseries to her -- born into a lower caste, Sanichari's father had died shortly after her birth and then her mother had abandoned her to join a traveling performance troupe. However, through all of her misfortunes, her husband's death and the departure of her only son, Sanichari had never shed a tear, with her heart hardened to the harshness of life. Bhikni tries to change that for her by encouraging her to become a rudali, a profession that would give her the money and respect that has so far been out of her reach. Through an unexpected twist of events, Sanichari is transformed. Awards/Festivals: Best Actress, Filmfare Critics' Award; Best Actress & Best Costume Designer, National Film Awards, India; Best Actress & Best Music Director, Asia Pacific Film Festival; Best Actress, Damascus Film Festival; Best Art Director, Singapore Film Festival; International Film Festival of India; San Diego Film Festival; Damascus Film Festival
Rudaali = Rudālī = Rudaali (the mourner)( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Hindi and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underwritten by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and Doordarshan (Indian national television) as part of the Indian government's controversial but ongoing effort to provide audiences with edifying alternatives to "Bollywood" entertainment, and based on a short story by famed Bengali author Mahasweta Dev -- whose tales often focus on the travails of low-caste women -- RUDAALI is an uncommon and arresting film. Shot mostly on location in the Jaisalmer region of western Rajasthan, it features authentic regional costumes and props, somewhat less authentic (but quite haunting) music, and two famous female stars, Dimple Kapadia and Rakhee Gulzar, cast in unusual and challenging role -- the central roles in this film that lacks male heroes. The title refers to a custom in some parts of Rajastha -- where aristocratic women were long kept secluded and veile -- of hiring professional women mourners on the death of a male relative, a rudaali (pronounced "roo-dah-lee -- literally, a female "weeper") to publicly express the grief that family members, constrained by their high social status, were not permitted to displa -- or at times, perhaps did not feel. Dressed in black and with unbound hair, a rudaali beat her breast, danced spasmodically, rolled on the ground, and shed copious tears while loudly praising the deceased and lamenting his demise; the ability to hire such a performer was a mark of social status
Chingaari : spark of revolution--( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story between a prostitute, Basanti, a priest, Bhuwan Panda, and an educated young postman Chandan Mishra, a gentle idealistic, who enters the village not as a crusader but gets sucked into the village politics. His honesty and sense of justice sparks off a revolution which leads to mayhem, death and yet freedom. Celebrates innocence, lost childhood, maternal triumph, true love, and sexuality
Daman by Kalpana Lajmi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durga, a meek wife, endures constant physical and psychological abuse from her husband, Sanjay. He rapes her and she bears a daughter, who he refuses to acknowledge because he will only accept a son. Durga finds the strength of the Goddess Durga, whose name she bears, to protect her daughter from Sanjay
Kyon?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of five modern youth who are extremely self-indulgent, spending large amounts of money on alcohol, drugs, sex or various forms of entertainment
Iskry miłości = Chingaari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

BHUPEN HAZARIKA by Kalpana Lajmi( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rudaali the mourner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A social drama emphasizing conventions of social roles and narrative development through conflict and cathartic resolution of a woman who becomes a "Rudaali" i.e. a professional mourner
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.31 for The mourne ... to 0.99 for Iskry miło ...)

Alternative Names
Kalpana Lajmi.

Kalpana Lajmi 1954-

Kalpana Lajmi directora de cine india

Kalpana Lajmi Indiaas auteur

Kalpana Lajmi Indian film director

Kalpana Lajmi réalisatrice indienne

Kalpana Lazmi.

Kalpana Lazmi 1954-

Lajmi, Kalpana.

Lajmi, Kalpana 1954-

Lazmi, Kalpana, 1954-2018

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