Why Madhuri Dixit Overshadows Bucket List

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Why Madhuri Dixit Overshadows Bucket List

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n a scene in Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar’s Marathi film, Bucket List, its lead Madhura Sane, a 40-year-old middle-class homemaker, poses an odd question: “Who will look at me?” The character is reminiscent of the lovable Shashi, played by the late Sridevi, in English Vinglish who feels invisible to her own family – and by extension, the world.   

In any other case, the ordinariness of the character would have been enough to accept the reality of this complaint and believe that no one would indeed look at her. But when your character is played by Bollywood royalty Madhuri Dixit, it’s actually impossible to look away from her.