A frustrated housewife whose marriage to an average man does not meet her expectations enters into an affair with a younger man. Of course, there are no easy escapes from reality.

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Deepa Sahi ...
Maya
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Dr. Charu Das (as Farooque Shaikh)
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Rudra
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Lalit
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Lalaji (as Paresh Raval)
Satyadev Dubey
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
(as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Arvind Vaidya
Manish Nagpal
Idries Malik ...
(as Idris Malik)
Alpana Upadhyay
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Young, beautiful, and intelligent Maya lives with her father in a palatial mansion in rural India. When her father suffers a stroke, she calls for the local Dr. Charu Das, who arrives on his bicycle and prescribes treatment for her dad. He comes often, more on the pretext of seeing her, than her dad, and eventually both get married. Years pass by, and Charu is busy engrossed in treating patients, leaving Maya alone to ponder her own fate and life. And it is not long before a young man named Rudra enters her life, and an affair follows. This affair does not last long, as a much younger man, Lalit, now enters Maya's life, and thence begins another passionate affair. But again, Maya is not satisfied. She longs for more than bodily needs, and it is perhaps this that leads to her sudden death, leaving two investigators to probe who or what really killed Maya. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Shah Rukh Khan was seen in a controversial, explicit nude scene See more »

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Khud Se Baatein
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Did someone really understand the movie?
18 February 2002 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I did not! But that does not at all make the movie bad. The start is wonderful, the scenes of poetic romance etc. are mesmerising. Photography overall is also great. But there is more to who killed Maya.

The story goes on as Maya dies and detectives try to unfold how that happens. It turns out that she had a husband and many lovers. The interesting bit is she wanted love, period. She wanted real love, a love that does not see anything else than love, it is pure, serene. She saw her husband put practicality in front of love and got disillusioned from him, tried many other lovers but all were real people, with real, natural earthly issues, they couldn't give her unconditional love.

I don't know what to say next, you have to see the movie and feel, but if you get an answer to what exactly the director's saying do let me know as well. But its surely one of those movies, which one doesn't understand as to what happened, but feels good about, in the end.


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