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Gustave Flaubert (based on "Madame Bovary")
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2 July 1993 (India) See more »
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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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Aamir Khan was first offered the film , but he declined it as he didn't like the script.See more »
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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Ingenious if less than riveting, 21 December 1999
Author: Robert Ward from Leeds, England

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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