Director: Sunaina Bhatnagar
Cast: Manisha Koirala, Madiha Imam, Shreya Chaudhary
A daily paper report about a lady, who hadn’t ventured out of her home for very nearly two decades, ended up being trigger for debutant Sunaina Bhatnagar (director) to make this Bollywood film. Bhatnagar, who has likewise wrote the story, reproduces the dismal, forlorn universe of a lady named Maya, who stays untouched by the sun’s beams for a long time, with just mutts and feathered creatures for associates.
Manisha Koirala as the careful heroine, figures out how to get into character, however the film advances gradually, at any rate until the interim. There’s small incident in her staid life.
Things slowly begin moving when two troublesome neighbors, secondary school young ladies (newcomers Madiha Imam and Shreya Chaudhary) need to have a great time to her detriment. They drop letters from a fanciful mate through her letterbox.
The letters steadily wean Maya out of her cover into the world outside, while the young ladies keep on weaving dreams through their written work. As Maya’s life enhances, the story does as well, with the second half then moving at lightning pace. Excessively numerous things are suited to balance the moderate begin. The story is about having faith in you, however it doesn’t inspire an emotional response. Maybe, the script required more soul to pull at our heartstrings.
‘Dear Maya’ is Manisha Koirala’s rebound Bollywood film after she struggled individual turmoil. This part, about a lady carrying on with her life once again, is customized for her. It has been a long time since she went Ilu, Ilu in “Saudagar” (1991). She has figured out how to sink teeth into most roles she has done throughout the years and ‘Dear Maya’ is the same. She makes it worth a watch.
This second innings will ideally be productive for Manisha.