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Gustave Flaubert (based on "Madame Bovary")
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Release Date:
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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130 min

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Did someone really understand the movie?, 18 February 2002
Author: Mausam from Seattle

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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