Maya (2002)

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Digvijay Singh makes his directorial debut with this understated neorealist drama about child abuse and recalcitrant social traditions. The film centers on Maya, a happy, carefree 12-year-old girl who lives with her wealthy adopted family. She is close friends with her adoptive brother, Sanjay, who is her match in athletic prowess and penchant for pranks. The first half of the film is a sun-dabbled idyllic portrait of childhood, as the two run and prance about the rural Indian landscape. Things … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Digvijay Singh, Emmanuel Pappas
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On DVD: Jan 18, 2005
Runtime:
Home Vision Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Maya

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The photography is gorgeous, though, and with Singh's precise, discreet direction, Maya has a devastating impact.

Full Review… | November 22, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Maya disturbs, yet it doesn't enlighten.

Full Review… | April 16, 2002
Toronto Star
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Striving too hard to make his didactic point, the director arouses skepticism rather than empathy.

Full Review… | April 16, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | April 16, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Contains such a pile driver gut-punch that it makes Ray's work look like wistful little poems.

November 22, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

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