Maja Ma Movie Review: Madhuri Dixit and Simone Singh delivered spectacular performances

Director: Anand Tiwari

Maja Ma Movie Review Cast:

Madhuri Dixit, Simone Singh, Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapoor, Sheeba Chaddha, Ninad Kamat, Kavin Dave, Krunal Pandit, Chhaya Vora

Release Date:

Maja Ma was released on 6th October 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.

Maja Ma Movie Review: Story, Performances & Analysis

The movie "Maja Ma" starts with Tejas (Ritwik Bhowmik), an NRI, who is getting ready to meet his girlfriend Esha's (Barkha Singh) parents for a lie detector test. Bob (Rajit Kapoor) and Pam (Sheeba Chaddha), Esha's parents who are also NRIs living in the USA, want to check if Tejas is a fraud or not.

The story takes an interesting turn when we find out that Tejas is from a middle-class family and loves his mother Pallavi (Madhuri Dixit) more than anything in the world. His father Manohar Patel (Gajraj Rao) is not very fluent in English, and his elder sister Tara Patel (Srishti Shrivastava) is an LGBTQ activist.

Manohar is unaware of Tara's activities and is worried that the young girl who comes to their house to shoot videos may learn indecent conversations, which could be detrimental to his position as the chairman of the society. Tejas also makes fun of Tara's activities, but their mother supports and encourages her.

Fortunately, Tejas passes the lie detector test, and Esha's parents want to meet Tejas' parents. This leads to some hilarious scenes when Esha's parents arrive in India. The little girl who shoots videos of various things around their house passes a video to Viral (Kavin Dave), which reveals Pallavi's sexual orientation. Viral was looking for chances to insult Manohar in front of everyone as he lost his position as the chairman of the society to Manohar.

The rest of the story revolves around Pallavi's secret and how everyone around her will react to it. Will Tejas marry Esha, and what will be Esha's parents' reaction to this?

"Maja Ma" stands out due to its engaging storyline and solid performances from almost everyone. However, it suffers from poor execution and cliché dialogues. Director Anand Tiwari fails to live up to expectations when compared to his mind-blowing web series Bandish Bandits and movie Love per Square Foot.

Madhuri Dixit is in excellent form this year, returning after a gap of three years. Her performance in "The Fame Game" was also appreciated by audiences, and in "Maja Ma," she stuns everyone with her portrayal of Pallavi.

Simone Singh's screen presence may not be very strong, but she manages to impress with her performance, delivering exactly what was needed from her in the crucial moments of the film.

Ritwik Bhowmik and Barkha Singh also deliver convincing performances, although their on-screen chemistry could have been better. Gajraj Rao's comic timing is excellent, and he is just perfect as Tejas and Tara's father. Srishti Shrivastava does a fantastic job as an LGBTQ activist. However, Rajit Kapoor and Sheeba Chaddha's accents as NRIs are not convincing.

In conclusion, "Maja Ma" deals with how a middle-aged housewife from a middle-class family deals with her family and society about her sexual orientation. While the execution on this sensitive topic could have been better, Madhuri Dixit and Simone Singh's spectacular performances are enough to keep you engaged throughout the movie.


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