Dear Maya: Movie Review
“Dear Maya, it is fascinating to see you on the silver screen and we wish we can have more your talent!”
Manisha Koirala is back that too with a bang! It is rightly said that there are senior actresses in the B-town who have the capability of carrying the entire film on their shoulder. The finesse with which Manisha Koirala has portrayed her character is outstanding.
Dear Maya is a film about love, friendship, and life. The character Maya played by Manisha Koirala will tell you a thousand tales without actually speaking much. She is old, lonely, heartbroken (well, better call her the Miss Havisham of Bollywood). Clad in black, Maya Devi lives in a dark gloomy bungalow and her life is at a standstill since 20 years.
Her neighbour Anna (Madiha Imam) is a teenage school girl who along with her bestie Ira (Shreya Chaudhary) is keen to know about Maya and her gloomy life. They start posting fake love letters to her house in order to give her some hope and their plan finally works when Maya breathes in freedom only to vanish somewhere. Anna and Ira then have a fallout and the story takes a six-year leap where the girls are shown on their journey of finding the missing Maya.
The story is a strong one but the dialogues are a big letdown. The positive change in Maya’s life is beautifully picturised. Anna and Ira’s transition from small town teenage girls to Delhi’s college students is noticeable. The setting of the film is bang on and Manisha Koirala’s brief appearance will make you yearn for more of her.
The film is different in terms of story and being Koirala’s comeback, you can go for this one.
Watch out the trailer to know more about Maya: