Rudaali is a 1993 Hindi film directed by the feminist Indian director Kalpana Lajmi, based on the short story written by famous Bengali litterateur Mahasweta Devi. The title is a reference to a custom in certain areas of Rajasthan where women of a lower caste are hired as professional mourners upon the death of upper-caste males. These women are referred to as a "rudaali" , literally translated as "female weeper" or "weeping woman". Their job is to publicly express grief of family members who are not permitted to display emotion due to social status. The film is set in a small village in...
|Directed by:||Kalpana Lajmi|
|Producer:||Ravi Gupta, Ravi Malik|
|Music by:||Bhupen Hazarika|
|Cinematography:||Dharam Gulati, Santosh Sivan|
|Screenplay by:||Gulzar, Kalpana Lajmi|