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Dear Maya Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, June 2, 2017 • Hindi ]
Dear Maya Review
Wave Cinemas Ponty Chadha Presents
Manisha Koirala
Sunaina Bhatnagar


Manisha Koirala was a big star in the 90's era. She managed to win hearts of people with help of her iconic roles and some super hit films. The actress later on started accepting B-grade type of films and went through some tough time dealing with her illness. She is back with her latest film 'Dear Maya', which promises to be a good film and might do justice to the caliber of Manisha Koirala. The expectations are decent due to presence of Manisha and a good trailer.


'Dear Maya' is a story of two school going girls Ana (Madiha Imam) and Ira (Shreya Chaudhary) from Shimla. Ana and Ira are best of the friends and lived their life on their own terms. One day Ana discovers details about her neighbor Maya Devi (Manisha Koirala). Ana's mother (Iravati Harshe) informs her that Maya Devi is a middle aged lonely woman, who has been trapped in her own house since her childhood. Maya Devi is reclusive and disinterested in her life. Ana and Ira decide to spice up Maya Devi’s life and thus decide to write love letters to her. These letters are written by Ana under the fictional name of Ved, who claims to have met Maya in her young days. These letters start a series of changes in Maya and her boring life. Ana and Ira are happy over these happenings, but, one fine day Maya leaves the town in order to find Ved. Ana tries to stop Maya but fails miserably.

The 'Glitz' Factor

The story is interesting as well as engaging. The theme is fresh and beautiful. The first half display the bonding of Madiha and Shreya followed by Manisha's track. You will love and connect with the world of Manisha Koirala.

The finale track featuring Manisha is sweet and engaging. These scenes and moments are the main highlights in this movie. The cinematography is of top notch.

The music by Anupam Roy is sweet and refreshing. Background music is good and goes with the mood of the film. One can feel with the emotions of the characters and that's all due to good supervision by the director.

Manisha Koirala is simply outstanding in her role. Madiha Imam is cute and talented. Shreya Chaudhary looks good and supports well. Iravati Harshe and others lend good support.

The 'Non-Glitz' Factor

Though the movie takes some time to come on, its right track and it's only after Manisha start reading those letters. The middle portions are a bit inconsistent as there are some good scenes while other few are just forced and dragging. The treatment of the film is slow and lethargic.

The movie could have been exceptionally good if only the treatment was crisp and engaging. The screenplay after a point keeps dragging without any reasons, due to which the whole impact of the film gets diluted.

Director Sunaina Bhatnagar's slow treatment of the film, ruins the whole fun. The weak screenplay along with few unwanted scenes dilutes the flow of the film.

Final 'Glitz'

'Dear Maya' is sweet and charming in parts and in order to enjoy those you will have to add good amount of dragging scenes.

Rating: 2 / 5.0

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