Amazon Prime Video has announced its first Indian original film which will be released on its OTT platform. Entitled Maja Ma, movie stars Madhuri Dixit and will be released on the streaming platform on October 6.
Directed by Anand Tiwari of Bandish Bandits fame, the film is considered a “heartwarming family drama”. The film takes place in the middle of an Indian wedding against the backdrop of a traditional feast. The poster suggests the film is set during Navratras. The film also stars Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapur, Sheeba Chaddha, Simone Singh, Malhar Thakar and Ninad Kamat.
the dancing diva is back and how! bless your screens to be done with your midweek blues – now we’re feeling Maja Ma 😉
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Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Prime Video, said in a statement: “Maja Ma is the first of many original films, which will be launched directly on our service. This film is also special for us as it features a female protagonist and her force of conviction, beautifully portrayed on screen by Bollywood icon Madhuri Dixit.
Director Anand Tiwari said, “Telling viewers’ heartstrings while making them laugh at the same time, this beautiful story features a very versatile cast who breathe life into their characters in an impeccable and beautiful way. I’m thrilled to have Maja Ma premiering on Prime Video. It’s really gratifying to see Indian content reach a global audience.
Earlier this year, Madhuri made her OTT debut with the Netflix series The Fame Game. The show ended on a cliffhanger but the second season has yet to be announced. The actor is currently one of the judges on the reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.