Prime Video launched the trailer of its first Indian original movie Maja Ma, headlined by the Bollywood Icon
Featuring Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao and Ritwik Bhowmik in the lead, this family entertainer stars a stellar ensemble cast including Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapur, Simone Singh, Sheeba Chaddha, Malhar Thakar and Ninad Kamat, in pivotal roles.
The movie that presents Madhuri Dixit in a complex and fearless avatar, has been produced by Leo Media Collective and Amritpal Singh Bindra, directed by Anand Tiwari and written by Sumit Batheja. Maja Ma will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on 6th October. Maja Ma is set against the celebratory backdrop of a traditional festival and a lively, colourful wedding.
The recently-launched trailer gives us a glimpse into the life of Pallavi (essayed by Madhuri Dixit) – a delightful woman who is the backbone of her middle-class family and the society she lives in. As a series of events unfold, a life that she has built with so much love starts to fall apart, putting her son’s upcoming engagement in jeopardy. The conflict tests existing relationships for resilience, understanding and beliefs.
“I am thrilled to be a part of Prime Video’s first Indian Amazon Original Movie,” said the legendary actress Madhuri Dixit. “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.”
She further adds, “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.”
“You will see me play a middle-class man, a father to young adults and husband to a loving wife, in Maja Ma,” said Gajraj Rao, talking about the movie and his character. “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.”
“I play a mamma’s boy. And how can I not, when the mamma is the gorgeous and doting, Madhuri Dixit herself,” said Ritwik Bhowmik. “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.”
“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,” said Barkha Singh. “There are such dynamic character arcs in the film, which every cast member has done complete justice to, guided by the clarity of Anand Sir’s vision. It was an amazing experience working with the whole team, especially Madhuri ma’am. It has been a privilege to share screen space with her.”