Director: Sunaina Bhatnagar
Writer: Sunaina Bhatnagar
Stars: Manisha Koirala, Madiha Imam, Shreya Chaudhary
Runtime: 1h 51min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Released: 02 Jun 2017
Storyline: Anna and Ira prank a local woman by writing her letters from a secret admirer. The prank takes a more serious turn when the local women goes missing.
Dear Maya is a 2017 Indian drama film directed by Sunaina Bhatnagar in her debut feature. The film stars Manisha Koirala in the title role of a lonely woman residing in the hill town of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Newcomers Shreya Chaudhary and Madiha Imam played supporting roles in the film. Dear Maya released theatrically on 2 June 2017.
The film follows the life of a middle aged lonely woman from the hill town of Shimla, Mayadevi (Manisha Koirala), who embarks on a journey to find the person behind a series of love letters addressed to her.
The three-minutes long trailer for the film was released on YouTube on 5 May 2017, to positive response from critics and audience. Manisha Koirala’s ability to play versatile roles was met with praise; as noted by a commentator from The Indian Express it was a perfect comeback for Koirala who is, “doing what she does best, playing interesting characters onscreen”. The film had its theatrical release on 2 June 2017 in India.