‘Dear Maya’ Movie Review: We Need More Such Meaningful Movies in Bollywood
Director: Sunaina Bhatnagar
Cast: Manisha Koirala, Shreya Chaudhary, Madiha Imam
This movie is about a woman who is in her late 40s, Maya, and two school girls Anna and Ira. Maya, a Rajasthani woman, who has nobody by her side, lives in a huge mansion in Shimla with her maid for the past 20 years and never comes out from the four walls of her house. To kill time she makes dolls out of clothes and feeds the birds. Gradually, she becomes the talk of the neighborhood and this intrigues two schoolgirls who used to see Maya every day on her window. They, in order to make the lonely Maya feel better, started writing love letters to her. In those letters, disguised as a boy who loves Maya, they wrote the best things about love and how much he still loves Maya. This lady who was always alone and did not know what love is sold her everything to meet the imaginary man who didn’t even exist. Now, here everything takes a u-turn. The drama starts unfolding at this point when friends become enemies and Maya goes missing.
There is no doubt about the fact that this movie is a class apart from commercial cinema. It has heart, soul and all other ingredients of a good movie. The only drawback of ‘Dear Maya’ is that it is a tad too long. It could have been crispier and even more spot on. But, nothing is flawless, isn’t it?
The storyline of the movie is quite smooth and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Coming to the performances, even though Manisha Koirala hit the silver screen after a long time, it didn’t seem so. Her performance in the movie is as spectacular as ever. Coming to Madiah Imam, she also plays the role flawlessly and looks quite good even in most simple outfits.
Don’t miss the opportunity to watch this soulful cinema as it is not just a movie, it is an experience, a journey.