Madhuri Dixit’s Maja Ma is set to open in theaters on Thursday. A special screening was held by the makers, ahead of its release, in Mumbai. Along with the star cast – Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao, Barkha Singh, Ritwik Bhowmik and Srishti Shrivastava – other celebrities spotted at the screening were Karan Johar, Nora Fatehi and Maniesh Paul. Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri Khan’s children Suhana and Aryan and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda were also among the attendees. Now KJo has reported Maja Ma on social media. In an Instagram post, he called the film “brave, poignant and crowd-friendly.” The filmmaker added: “This drama hits the spot with its relentless storytelling … oscillating between emotion and humor … you leave with a sense of sunshine.”
It’s all because of Madhuri Dixit, according to Karan Johar. He wrote, “Mainly because of the luminous and stunning Madhuri Dixit, who plays Pallavi with so much integrity and poise… She is just a joy to watch in every frame.”
Written by Sumit Batheja, Maja Ma is a family entertainer set against a traditional and colorful Indian wedding. It stars Madhuri Dixit playing the role of a talented, middle-aged dancer named Pallavi Patel.
Karan Johar in his post also praised the film’s entire cast for “on-point” performances. He wrote, “Kudos to the entire cast… Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Simone Singh…All the performances are top notch. I am obsessed with Sheeba Chadha and Rajit Kapur who play BOB and PAM with pure genius. They are howling. I want a spin-off.”
Anand Tiwari also received hearty congratulations from Karan Johar for “directing a challenging narrative with such ease and craft.” The filmmaker has congratulated producer Amritpal Singh Bindra “for always raising the bar for content.”
“See this gem and you will have one Maja Ma time. Releasing on October 6,” Karan Johar concluded his post.
Reacting to KJo’s post, Madhuri Dixit, Gajraj Rao and Ritwik Bhowmik thanked him and dropped red heart icons in the comments section.
Read Karan Johar’s review of Maja Ma here:
Maja Ma marks Madhuri Dixit’s second digital project after the Netflix thriller series The Fame Game.