Maya Memsaab

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Maya Memsaab
माया मेमसाब
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DVD Cover
Directed by Ketan Mehta
Produced by Ketan Mehta
Written by Sitanshu Yashaschandra(screenplay)
Ketan Mehta (screenplay)
Hriday Lani (dialogue)
Gulan Kriplani (Maya's monologues)
Based on Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Starring Shahrukh Khan
Deepa Sahi
Farooq Shaikh
Raj Babbar
Paresh Rawal
Music by Hridayanath Mangeshkar
Gulzar (lyrics)
Cinematography Anoop Jotwani
Edited by Renu Saluja
Release dates
2 July 1993
Language Hindi

Maya Memsaab (Hindi: माया मेमसाब), also known as Maya and Maya: The Enchanting Illusion in English) is a 1993 Hindi film directed by Ketan Mehta. The film is based on Gustave Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary.


Young, beautiful and intelligent Maya (Deepa Sahi) lives with her father in a palatial mansion in rural India. When her father suffers stroke, she calls for local Dr.Charu Das, who arrives on his bicycle and prescribes treatment for her father. He comes pretty often, more on the pretext of seeing her than her father. Eventually they get married. Years pass by and Charu is busy engrossed in treating patients, leaving Maya alone to ponder her own fate and life. And it is not long before a young man named Rudra enters her life and an affair follows. This does not last long, as a much younger man Lalit (Shah Rukh Khan) now enters her life and they begin a passionate affair. But again, Maya is not satisfied as she longs for more than bodily needs and it is perhaps this that leads to her sudden death, leaving two investigators to probe who or what really killed Maya.


The movie has a controversial topless scene of Deepa Sahi which was cut from the theatrical release version due to objection from the censor board.



All lyrics written by Gulzar, all music composed by Hridayanath Mangeshkar.

No. Title Playback Length
1. "Chhaya Jagi"   Hridayanath Mangeshkar  
2. "Ek Haseen Nigah Ka"   Kumar Sanu  
3. "Khud Se Baatein"   Lata Mangeshkar  
4. "Mere Sarahane Jalao Sapne"   Lata Mangeshkar  
5. "Ek Haseen Nigah Ka female"   Lata Mangeshkar  
6. "O Dil Banjare"   Lata Mangeshkar  
7. "Yeh Shehar Bada"   Lata Mangeshkar  


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