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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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Ketan Mehta

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Gustave Flaubert (based on "Madame Bovary"), Sitanshu Yashaschandra (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Satyadev Dubey
Shri Vallabh Vyas ... (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Arvind Vaidya
Manish Nagpal Manish Nagpal
Rajesh Vivek
Idries Malik Idries Malik ... (as Idris Malik)
Alpana Upadhyay 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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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 July 1993 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Maya: The Enchanting Illusion See more »

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The film did not have a theatrical release in Canada, something rare for a Shah Rukh Khan film. See more »

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Version of Play the Game or Leave the Bed (1969) See more »

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Mere Sarhane Jalao Sapne
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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sexually stimulating !
23 May 2001 | by i_am_anujSee all my reviews

Are U impatient ? Got a deadline to meet ? Got a train 2 catch ? well then steer clear ! AVOID this one like plague !

Maya Memsaab is a rather slow inferno of a woman of many desires which certainly can't be fulfilled by one man. It makes interesting viewing for those of us who have some time to kill and don't mind killing it by titillating ourselves with a raunchy movie !!

I'd give it a 6 on 10 for the natural performances and the sexually stimulating theme ! And heyy !! There are some lovely songs too.


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