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Maya (1993)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  2 July 1993 (India)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deepa Sahi ...
Maya
Farooq Shaikh ...
Dr. Charu Das (as Farooque Shaikh)
...
Rudra
...
Lalit
Shreeram Lagoo ...
(as Dr. Shree Ram Lagoo)
Sudha Shivpuri
Paresh Rawal ...
Lalaji (as Paresh Raval)
Raghuvir Yadav
Satyadev Dubey
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
(as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Arvind Vaidya
Manish Nagpal
Rajesh Vivek
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 satiated. 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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Maya: The Enchanting Illusion  »

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Version of Madame Bovary (1947) See more »

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O Dil Banjare
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Ingenious if less than riveting
21 December 1999 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

An ingenious but not entirely successful translation of Flaubert's classic novel to contemporary India. A nice idea, but it doesn't capture much of the sense of the original. Maya is shown as fey rather than bored and it's difficult to see this Madame Bovary as a doomed temptress. If you've read the original and are prepared to stick with it, it's not bad, but it's definitely on the slow side and on the whole you wonder why they bothered.


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