Maya (2000)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 46mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords coming-of-age, political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Nitya Shetty Actor Maya 1 1000001
Anant Nag Actor Arun 1 1000002
Mita Vasisht Actor Lakshmi 1 1000003
Shilpa Navalkar Actor n/a 1 1000004
Virendra Saxena Actor Mr Nair 1 1000005
Nikhil Yaday Actor Sanjay 1 1000006
Mukesh Bhat Actor Ganesh 1 1000007
Digvijay Singh Director n/a 2 2000001
Dileep Rathore Producer n/a 3 3000001
Emmanuel Pappas Producer n/a 3 3000002
Neil Roberts Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Raj Singh Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Digvijay Singh Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Emmanuel Pappas Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Mark Lapwood Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bridget Lyon Editor n/a 172 7000001
Manesh Judge Music n/a 120781 8000001
Noorallah Lodhi Music n/a 120781 8000002
P Reddy Set Designer n/a 202 9000001
Philippe Heissler Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Maya is a happy little 12-year-old girl living with a foster family she considers to be her own. She and her foster brother Sanjay are perfectly matched in size, athletic ability, adventurousness and mischievousness, and mother and father are loving, supportive and wealthy enough to live graciously and generously. When Maya and Sanjay get in trouble for a prank, for example, Dad indulgently smooths things out and lets the kids run off to get a popsicle. Out of school for the summer, they have the run of the town and the farmlands on the edge of the village. Their life is free, easy and full of fun. Things change dramatically, however, when Maya gets her first period. From that day forth, she is considered grown up and is consequently enlisted in household duties. She doesn't feel any different and Sanjay certainly doesn't understand, but the change is drastic - especially for Maya who is soon taken back to her biological family and forced into a ritual deflowering by the local priests.