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Maharaja (1998)

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Since time immemorial, we have been hearing of strange people and strange incidents. It hardly matters whether science has a ready explanation for any of these, if something wild and wonderful has to happen, it will. Thus when Maharaja was born, he seem like any other normal baby. But he was no ordinary child, rather he was one blessed with amazing and divine powers.

May be God showered these powers on him knowing that Maharaja would bridge the insurmountable difference between nature and man. Because to maintain a balance, mother earth needs flora & fauna as much as she needs man.

But again, and this is law of nature, that wherever you find goodness, evil will soon follow. And the epitome of this evil is Ranvir.

His sole purpose in life is to wantonly destroy nature's bounty in quest of wealth.

If Maharaja personifies good and Ranvir the bad, Shaili is a mix of both - good & bad.

She wants to exploit Maharaja's unique powers on T.V. and earn fame and fortune for herself.

To fulfill his evil goal, Ranvir opts for the path of destruction. Shaili prefers to pursue the path of love.

And the winner is.....

This is a nutshell is the story of Maharaja.

(From the official press booklets)