Maja Ma trailer is here. Amazon Prime Video has unveiled the first trailer of its upcoming Madhuri Dixit-led comedy-drama film, centered around a doting mother who becomes an obstacle to her son’s marriage plans. Director Anand Tiwari – star of Go Goa Gone – co-wrote the Maja Ma script with Sumit Batheja (Bhoot Police), bringing in an ensemble cast including Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh and Srishti Shrivastava. Maja Ma premieres October 6, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Set in the city of Baroda, the Maja Ma trailer begins with a voiceover by Tejas (Bhomwik), an “ordinary guy”, as he introduces his family. First comes the clumsy father – played by Rao (Ray) – who cannot speak English, while his sister (Shrivastava) is notorious for being ill-mannered. “But my mom… she’s absolutely perfect!” he remarks as we see Pallavi (Dixit) participating in and teaching Garba to the local housewives. As fate would have it, Tejas falls in love with a rich NRI girl (Barka Singh) but hesitates to ask for her hand in marriage as his family is poor. “Mom, they have a swimming pool bigger than our house,” he tells the concerned mother.
Despite the setback, the family goes ahead with the plan and invites the girl’s parents from abroad for initial introductions. The father-in-law (Rajit Kapur) has a peculiar American accent and is completely smitten by seeing Pallavi and agrees to the engagement just so he can continue seeing her. As both parties prepare to celebrate, the Maja Ma trailer shifts to a dark tone, with Pallavi’s longstanding reputation at stake. An unspecified video has surfaced online, causing turmoil among the family and disrupting her son’s marriage plans. “If this news reaches America, it will be the end of my political career,” says the father-in-law, preparing to call off the engagement.
Pallavi’s story is at the heart of the story as she prepares to challenge societal norms and establish her own identity – beyond the devout housewife tag imposed on her by neighbours. The Maja Ma trailer never specifies what the rumor is, but some sexual implications are present. “Even ladies have such dirty thoughts,” says Tejas’ oblivious father, who is met with a clapping response. The rest of the Maja Ma trailer shows brief glimpses of the mother’s struggle to fix her image as she battles her family’s ignorance. “Besides being your mother, someone’s wife, someone’s daughter, I also have an identity,” Pallavi says at last.
Maja Ma will be released on October 6, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.