Dear Maya
(2017)

(Released: Jun 2, 2017)
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In the quaint town of Shimla, Maya (Manisha Koirala), a 40-year something spinster leads a desolate existence inside her derelict mansion, in the company of her birds and two dogs. She never steps out of her courtyard, and spends time making depressing dolls. Her intriguing lifestyle catches the eye of her 16-year old neighbour, Ana (Madiha Imam), and her mischievous bestie, Ira (Shreya Chaudhary). When they learn that Maya has never experienced the love of a man, thanks to the trauma she suffered in the past, Ira convinces Ana to spice her life up by writing love letters in the name of some random admirer from Maya's past. Reluctant at first, Ana finally caves in and starts writing beautiful letters to Maya. She feels more encouraged when Maya begins to respond to them positively and starts coming out of her shell. However, due to Ira's mistake, one of Maya's letters accidentally features an address from Delhi, making her sell everything and leave for the capital to be with her 'lover.' Guilt-stricken over this, Ana confesses to her parents, who pack her off to boarding school and she also breaks off her friendship with Ira in the process. Six years later, they, however, reunite to search for Maya, who could or could not be dead by then.

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