An American boy runs away in the Indian jungle after a fight with his father.



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Complete credited cast:
Hugh Bowen
P. Jairaj ...
Gammu Ghat (as Jairaj)
Sonia Sahni ...
Ulhas ...
Village Spokesman
Nana Palsikar ...
Raji's Father
Uma Rao ...
One Eye's Daughter
Madhusdan Pathak ...
Station Master


An American boy runs away in the Indian jungle after a fight with his father.

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Action that tears the screen apart!


Adventure | Family


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Release Date:

26 May 1966 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Maya the Magnificent  »

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2.35 : 1
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When One-eye runs into the bus to hide from Maya, all the windows on the side are open, and he closes only the one closest to him. The next scene, shot from inside the bus, shows all the windows closed. See more »


Hugh Bowen: you look like your mother... got her eyes.
[Hugh looks at his son and misses his wife]
Terry Bowen: yeah but every one says I take after you...
[terry responds in order to win over the affections of his father whom he is meeting after several years and is trying heard to develop a bond with]
Hugh Bowen: they do? huh?
[unable to express his love for his son, hugh looks aways and get busy trying to find a towel for his son to help him settle down in a new room]
Terry Bowen: mother thought so too.
[terry insists]
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Movie about family
13 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

One of the timeless stories about working through difficult relationships with parents and importance of friend ship. Hugh was a remarkable hunter who had moved to India because of his passion for hunting and the enormous jungles of India and wild life. Then some thing happens and Hugh loses his spark and also his will to hunt. He had been separated from his wife who was living in America with her parents. And movie starts with Hugh's son Terry coming to India and Hugh meeting his son for the very first time . The mother has passed away and the boy arrives in India completely unaware that his dad was no longer the star of hunting . India - a new land and culture. As the movie progresses we see how hard it is for the father and son to bond and eventually the love for his son compels Hugh to pick up hunting again. The boy who has lived a very protected life so far, experiences the adventures of the jungle while befriending a native boy and accompanying him in his mission to take the sacred elephant to a save haven- the temple. Together they fight greed and danger and come out victorious. I liked the story then - when I first saw it and I like it now too. Though I think at times with all the advances technology has made , a remake of Maya would be a wonderful idea.

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