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Maya

  • 1992
  • Ketan Mehta
  • 121 mins
  • 15

Summary

Drama, an adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, set in post-independence India. Maya is a passionate woman, searching for fulfilment through her extramarital affairs, and through fantasy. As the affairs become unrewarding, her fantasies become ever more involving.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Ketan Mehta emerged as one of India's foremost directors with Mirch Masala and he further enhanced his reputation with this imaginative adaptation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Set in the days following independence from Britain, Mehta manages to be faithful to the spirit of the novel while also developing his own themes, using Maya's passionate fantasies and unrewarding affairs to highlight the mood of the Indian people in 1949, torn between the notion of nationhood and nostalgia for the Raj. Deepa Sahi is impressive in the lead for a film made with backing from Channel 4.

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Credits

Cast

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MayaDeepa Sahi
Charudatta DasFarooque Sheikh
Rudrapratap SinghRaj Babbar
Lalit KumarShah Rukh Khan
Old interrogatorSatyadev Dubey
Young interrogatorShrivallabh Vyas
Maya's fatherDr Shree Ram Lagoo
Charu's motherSudha Shivpuri
Lala LekhchandParesh Rawal
BeggarRaghuvir Yadav
Harchand GyaniArvind Vaidya
GopalIdris Malik
Hetumal SethiaAnil Gupta
JatinManish Nagpal
KabuliwalaRajesh Vivek
MaidAlpana Upadhyay
ChhayaBaby Farah

Crew

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DirectorKetan Mehta

Details

Languages
Hindi
Available on
video
Formats
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