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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... Maya
... Dr. Charu Das (as Farooque Shaikh)
... Rudra
... Lalit
... (as Dr. Shree Ram Lagoo)
... Lalaji (as Paresh Raval)
Satyadev Dubey
... (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Manish Nagpal
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 first offered the film , but he declined it as he didn't like the script. See more »

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Version of Madame Bovary (1949) See more »

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Ye Shahar Bada
Music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Gulzar (as Sampooran Singh Gulzar)
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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Riveting
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It's indeed riveting, mysterious story of Maya a mid 30 woman craving for real love. She has a husband and many lovers, all with their own calculations. No wonder, she feels unfulfilled. What happens to her.. her mysterious disappearance forms the crux of story. A must watch movie. It has sone nice s9ngs too.


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