Maja ma review
The movie Maja Ma which is written by Sumit Batheja and directed by Anand Tiwari is a fun family watch that has the ability to make us both laugh and cry. In the movie, Pallavi, a loving mother, and homemaker has to confront long-buried secrets from her past. The story concentrates on how she accepts specific facts essential to her personality and sense of self and how it affects the people close to her.
Maja Ma movie review
The role of Pallavi (played by Madhuri Dixit) is of a very dedicated mother, graceful dancer, and loving person. When her only son desires to wed a Punjabi woman from New York City, the girl's posh, ultra-conservative parents travel to Gujarat to assess the boy's modest family, which throws a wrench in the multitasking middle-class matron's plans.
Anand Tiwari's Maja Ma, which delves into the ensuing commotion, must go further to paint a vivid picture of a collision of civilizations. The shallow but well-intentioned movie makes a lot of promises but falls short of fulfilling them. As the straightforward, lively protagonist faces her trials, she must catch up with the complicated topics.
Madhuri Dixit plays a significant role in Prime Video's most recent social comedy about a lady in a closet. Madhuri Dixit, who portrays the crucial role of a wife and mother who never hesitates to put her family's needs ahead of her own, is let down by a mediocre script that initially gives off the impression of being a radical departure from typical family drama norms but ultimately settles for a safe, convenient course on its bumpy journey to an outright copout of a climax.
Maja Ma offers no significant, enduring thematic insights except for a few unforeseen twists. It winds itself in knots as it chronicles the actions of a woman who is initially protective but finally rebellious as she is forced to reexamine her ideals, three decades into a marriage without any spark.
Maja Ma, presented on a bright "social comedy" platter, is an odd mixture of old-fashioned and modern ideas and is slightly too optimistic. The worst American accents you've ever heard are just one reason why this tale of a lady who lived secretly until her fifties is a letdown to see.
The Gujarati mother of two that Madhuri Dixit portrays conducts aartis, is the dancing queen of her Vrindavan Society, and would be a great wife but for one thing. While screaming at her excessively liberal and demanding daughter (Shrishti Shrivastava), she admits that she is a lesbian. In the most careless passage of writing and series of circumstances, the truth is revealed to her entire family, neighbors, and, most horrifyingly, her son's (Ritwik Bhowmick) prospective in-laws.
The NRI in-laws are portrayed by the very hilarious Sheeba Chaddha and Rajit Kapur. However, they are a hassle to deal with straight quickly in this place. Despite being caricatures, they are the true antagonists of the story because of their fake American accents, unbearable snobbishness, and ongoing animosity against traditions and culture. Their daughter (Barkha Singh) is sweet, thoughtful, and caring, but her accent, which flits in and out of a scene as it pleases, assaults your ears. Everything is a mess, and it could have all been avoided very easily.
Another puzzling thing is that Maja Ma wants to live in both the modern and traditional worlds. Although the woman is a hidden lesbian, she needs to be a perfect woman in order to be taken seriously. Pallavi from Madhuri cooks, cleans, dances, and helps her husband win local elections before being awarded a "second chance." Then, when they forced her to become gay by taking her to make-believe babas, there is the full section about lie detector testing. Every move was made with a finesse akin to a jackhammer. The family rebels, but it may be won back just as quickly with some theatrical speech, good fortune on its own, and, if all else fails, a fatal disease to the one who is seen at fault.
In one of her rare main roles, Madhuri?who only lately got back from the US?is hilarious. Madhuri is charming and realistic, even when she obsesses over keeping her secret, glares at her daughter in anger and despair, or shows her complete sadness at not being able to participate in the neighborhood's aarti program for the first time. Even though most of the movie takes place in the "Abhagan" region, the change of landscape is therapeutic enough.
Simone Singh is still lauded for her excellent performance even if she plays Pallavi's ex-flame and uses the spiciest slurs for impolite NRIs. Simone inserts a warm dish of honey directly into Sheeba's ear in a scene that almost makes you want to get out of your chair and clap for Sheeba to finally remove the annoying accent. When the beautiful, authentic Punjabi appears, even Sheeba almost makes up for that accent. However, a little decent Punjabi swearing won't make up for the many sequences about mistakenly engorged penises, absurd dance routines for the glory of America, boasting about virgin families, and other generic, unfunny fillers.
An Ayushmann Khurrana was all Maja Ma needed to convey its message about modernization, family relationships, and social injustice. He would fit in nicely given that his whole career has been built on a number of comparable flicks. However, even he understands the importance of being genuine in one's comedy. However, the movie can be an okay okay time pass for someone who likes Ayushmann's scripts. Let Maja Ma serve as yet another example of how social comedies need humor to convey its message in the right manner.