Mai, meaning mother in Marathi, is a 2013 Hindi film which marks the debut of veteran singer Asha Bhosle as a lead actress. The film is a family drama of how children abandon their ailing old parents. The film is also debut directorial venture of Mahesh Kodiyal.Wikipedia
Asha Bhosle's effort in Mai is applause-worthy.
"Mai..." often leaves us teary-eyed with its portrayal of a generation that doesn't know how to value its elders. The treatment of the theme is stiff and prosaic at times. But Ashaji melts all our misgivings. Her innate warmth connects well with the audience.
The film tries too hard to be tragic. There was no need for the story to be so melodramatic.
It moves you on several occasions thanks to its emotional quotient, but it needs a strong word of mouth and patronage to sustain from its target audience -- the families.