Top positive review
Just watched it for the second time
on 1 July 2017
The film abounds with humor from misunderstandings.
Plus lines like (son played by Amitabh Bachchan), "What did you have (to eat)?" Reply (father played by Bachchan senior) " Can't remember her name". He promised his dying wife he would live the life he never lived whilst she was alive!
Against this backdrop two marriages are failing apart. Both have run their course. Maya's through lack of passion on her part, she loves her husband, but is not in love with him, unlike him.
There is no point in continuing a marriage, when it doesn't meet the needs of both partners.
At least the ending is more honest, than the pretense a marriage must be preserved, at all costs, to preserve the facade, what will others think. Or for the sake of the child, as if children were so stupid as not to notice something amiss.
The breakup is painful. Things that need saying are said. The errant couple thrown out by their respective spouses, thinking they are doing the other a favor, lie to each other, over the phone. Believing the others marriage intact, they never see each other again.
Three years later, at her ex-husbands (who has forgiven her) wedding, Maya learns the truth, from her old lovers ex-wife. Upon his confession, she couldn't forgive Dev and they divorced. The ex-wife says to Maya "punishment is living with Dev".
She too her someone who is keen on her, "well you know I'm waiting" . It's just she's not ready, not yet.