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
Shreeram Lagoo ...
(as Dr. Shree Ram Lagoo)
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Lalaji (as Paresh Raval)
Satyadev Dubey
Shri Vallabh Vyas ...
(as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Arvind Vaidya
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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Aamir Khan was offered the film but he did not want to work in a art film. See more »

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Version of Unholy Love (1932) 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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Boring
15 May 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Maya is a woman without any interests. She just dreams her life away and wonders, why she does not feel fulfilled. This could be an interesting topic. That would need a good story, a nice setting and good dialogues. It doesn't have any of these. This movie is totally boring. There are only lengths and no climaxes.The only climax is Shahrukh Khan. But although I am a huge fan of his, I couldn't stand this movie. Even he can't make this movie exiting. The movie is not as bad as "King Uncle" and if you're an Art-house fan or like it slow, you might maybe like it. It's not funny, it's not interesting, it's not catching. My recommendation: Don't watch it.


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