Much to the delight of fans, Madhuri Dixit’s new film is coming October 6th. Titled Maja Ma, this Amazon Prime Video original movie is directed by Anand Tiwari and also stars Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, and Rajit Kapur.
Maja Ma is set against the celebratory backdrop of a traditional festival and a lively, colourful wedding. Pallavi Patel is the quintessential, middle-aged, devoted housewife who is equally famous for her dance as she is for her cooking. But what happens when a rumor about her threatens to disrupt her middle-class family’s ethos on the eve of her son Tejas’ engagement with a rich NRI girl?
“I am thrilled to be a part of Prime Video’s first Indian Amazon Original Movie. With ‘Maja Ma’, what I am most excited about is my character. It is a role with complex nuances that I have never played before. Pallavi Patel carries enormous responsibility around – as a mother, as a wife and as a contributing member of society with such ease and grace, that it becomes easy to overlook her strength, conviction, and resilience. She goes through a multitude of emotions that could have strong repercussions on her life and the lives of people she loves.”
About his character Ritwik Bhowmik said, “I play a mamma’s boy. And how can I not, when the mamma is the gorgeous and doting, Madhuri Dixit herself”. Adding, “ Tejas is a sincere yet aspirational young man. He is still finding himself, traversing his ambitions and his intrinsic value system. This role is very special for me as it is my debut movie and my third outing on Prime Video. Maja Ma is also my third time working with the director, Anand Tiwari. He brings out the best in us, in the most effortless manner. I am truly enthralled to have shared this space with so many talented actors of the industry. What will stay with me is the experience we had in bringing this movie to life – such a great time with one big happy family on the sets.”
Gajraj Rao Said, “You will see me play a middle-class man, a father to young adults and husband to a loving wife, in Maja Ma. However, as you watch the movie, the character traverses through some interesting, sometimes challenging, not to mention unexpected situations in his life. Working with the whole team – Madhuri Dixit, all cast members and the creators – was a great experience. I am quite sure the audiences will love the movie. I am really looking forward to seeing the audience reactions as the movie gets a global premiere across 240 countries and territories with Prime Video.”
Barkha Singh said, “I am so excited to be playing Esha. My character has great balance – despite having been brought up by orthodox NRI parents, she has modern American traits while still having Indian sensibilities. She is her own woman, confident and free-spirited.”
Madhuri added, “I am so excited to share this film with my fans and audiences. Working with the cast and crew of the film has been a lovely experience. I am thrilled that Prime Video is taking Maja Ma to audiences worldwide. This piece of our heart, our hard work, will find love with audiences looking for heartfelt storytelling everywhere in the world.”
Check out the new trailer!