Sakshi Tanwar as Middle-Class Wife Fights to Get Justice for Daughter

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The makers of Sakshi Tanwar starrer crime drama ‘Mai’, on Thursday, dropped a gripping trailer of the Netflix film. The trailer sees the actress in a never-seen-before avatar.It sees Sakshi as in the role of a middle middle-class wife, who is also a mother and volunteer nurse. Her world turns upside down after she witnesses a first-hand tragedy. In an instant, she finds herself sucked into a rabbit hole of violence, crime, and power. ‘Mai’ is a layered, crime drama and thriller series produced by Karnesh Ssharma of Clean Slate Filmz and directed by Anshai Lal & Atul Mongia. Mai start streaming from April 15, 2022, on Netflix.

The two-minute-nine-seconds-trailer sees Sakshi Tanwar as Mai, as she dons a new avatar (Sheel), who is determined to uncover the truth about the death of her daughter, Supriya. She leaves no stone unturned and fights the system to reach the criminals who are guilty of killing her daughter. The trailer projects the series as an interesting crime drama, with mystery, suspense, and bloodshed.

With Sakshi Tanwar at the helm, Mai hosts an exciting ensemble including actors, Vivek Mushran, Wamiqa Gabbi, Anant Vidhaat, Raima Sen, Ankur Ratan, Prashant Narayan, Vaibhav Raj Gupta and Seema Pahwa. The series marks the directorial debut for Mai creator, writer, and showrunner, Atul Mongia. With the launch of the trailer, Atul opens up about how his real life experiences enabled him to create and write ‘Mai’.

Atul shared, “Since childhood, my mother has woken up before the break of dawn and toiled till she couldn’t keep her eyes open any longer. While dabbling in multiple side-careers, she has lived her entire life for her family, a feature not uncommon to Indian mothers. Just like my mother, despite the many ups and downs in life, Mai too retains her sanctity by shunning the world outside of her family. But, what if her existence were to cross paths with an extremely dire and appalling circumstance?!”

Talking about the plot of the series, he shared, “At the heart of the series is the Chaudhary family of 2 brothers who live in adjacent houses in the same colony, with their spouses and kids. Sheel, our protagonist, is the wife of the younger brother. She lives and breathes for her immediate and extended family, making sure the entire house runs like a well-oiled machine, However, through a bizarre twist of fate and choice, Sheel is thrown deep into the world of crime.”

“The series becomes unusually dramatic, yet extremely relatable, because at least on the outset, she still remains, the same humble, simple mother. Just like my mother. And possibly yours as well! The protagonist of Mai has the maiden name of my own mother, to never forget who “Sheel Chaudhary” really is. Mai, takes the concept of the homely, caring, traditional Indian mother of popular Indian Television and Hindi cinema and pits it against the true existence of the Machiavellian world out there, forcing her and us to challenge our belief systems,” concluded Atul

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