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Maya (2002)

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A girl coming of age in India discovers the ugly realities of a woman's legal rights and social status in her village in this drama. Maya (Nitya Shetty) is a bright and enthusiastic 12-year-old girl who loves spending time with her cousin and best friend, Sanjay (Nikhil Yaday), and keeps her family -- mother Lakshmi (Mita Vasisht) and father Arun (Anant Nag) -- on their toes. When Maya gets her menstrual period for the first time, she's at once nervous about the changes in her body, and excited

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Art House & International, Drama

Jan 18, 2005

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

November 22, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Striving too hard to make his didactic point, the director arouses skepticism rather than empathy.

April 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Maya disturbs, yet it doesn't enlighten.

April 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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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
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Maya, subject matter aside, is wonderfully made.

April 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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