Poster for 'Gaja Gamini'

Poster for 'Gaja Gamini'

A film by M F Husain, Produced by Rakesh Nath
Music by Bhupen Hazarika
Cinematography by Ashok Mehta
Choreography by Saroj Khan & Jojo Khan
A Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd release
Bombay, 2001
Museum no. IS.101-2001
Given by Yash Raj Films

Directed by one of India's most important contemporary artists, M F Husain, this film is an exploration of womanhood spanning 5,000 years. Husain casts his favourite actress, Madhuri Dixit, in a role which sees her transforming herself into many different women, but who ultimately is the one ideal woman encompassing all other women. The film uses sets designed and painted by Husain. The poster shows Madhuri as the Mona Lisa next to an image of her kissing her lover, played by Shah Rukh Khan.