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Gustave Flaubert (based on "Madame Bovary")
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2 July 1993 (India) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Deepa Sahi ... Maya

Farooq Shaikh ... Dr. Charu Das (as Farooque Shaikh)

Raj Babbar ... Rudra

Shah Rukh Khan ... 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
Farah ... Chhaya (as Baby Farah)

Om Puri
Anil Gupta

Directed by
Ketan Mehta 
Writing credits
Gustave Flaubert (based on "Madame Bovary")

Sitanshu Yashaschandra (screenplay) and
Ketan Mehta (screenplay)

Hriday Lani (dialogue)

Gulan Kriplani (Maya's monologues)

Produced by
Gabriel Auer .... executive producer: France
David Aukin .... executive producer: UK
Vikram Mehrohtra .... executive producer
Ketan Mehta .... producer
Paul Saadoun .... executive producer: France
Original Music by
Hridaynath Mangeshkar 
Cinematography by
Anoop Jotwani 
Film Editing by
Renu Saluja 
Production Design by
Ashish Lakhia 
Meera Lakhia 
Art Direction by
Ashish Lakhia 
Meera Lakhia 
Costume Design by
Monica Dutta 
Makeup Department
Mickey Contractor .... makeup consultant
Sound Department
Rajat Dholakia .... sound designer
Hitendra Ghosh .... sound mixer: Raj Kamal Kalamandir
Indrajit Neogi .... audiographer
Prakash Gupta .... dubbing (uncredited)
Music Department
Gulzar .... lyricist
Hridaynath Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
Kumar Sanu .... playback singer (as Kumar Shanu)
Other crew
Kiran Bhatia .... financial controller
Nirin Mehta .... chartered accountant (as Niren Mehta)
Vijay Sharma .... production controller
Asha Bhosle .... acknowledgment
Achille Forler .... acknowledgment
Urmi Juvekar .... acknowledgment
Gulan Kriplani .... acknowledgment
Sudhir Mishra .... acknowledgment
Ashok Nagpaul .... acknowledgment (as Brigadier Ashok Nagpaul)
Gautam Rajadhyaksha .... acknowledgment
Ramesh Sahu .... acknowledgment
Manmohan Shetty .... acknowledgment

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
interesting, 15 July 2006
Author: jenaegarey from United States

I had to laugh when I saw this in the adult section of a movie catalog. It is definitely an older movie. The soundtrack isn't very good, and can be rather slow, but that's not the selling point. There are two bed scenes with Shahrukh Khan in them. KANK is the only other movie that has a bed scene in it. Maya is about tormented soul who can't seem to say no to the men who enter her life and will give her the attention she craves for their own benefits in return. Shahrukh Khan's character is the most interesting in the movie. He's very young in the film, and his youthfulness shows. He makes the film what it is. Without his character, the film wouldn't be anything. It's worth watching once. He's very creative in an uncreative set. My favorite scene is when his character is playing with Maya in the wet snow. He makes the unbelievable believable.

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