DirectorJohn Berry Duration Music directorRiz Ortolani LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 26, 1966 (1966-05-26) (Germany)
June 22, 1966 (1966-06-22) (United States) Based onMaya (1966 novel)
by Jalal Din
Lois Roth WriterJalal Din (novel), John Fante, Lois Roth (novel), Gilbert Wright (adaptation) ScreenplayJohn Fante, Gilbert Wright CastClint Walker (Hugh Bowen), Jay North (Terry Bowen), I.S. Johar (One-Eye), Sajid Khan (Raji), P. Jairaj (Gammu Ghat (as Jairaj)) Similar moviesAvatar, The Thin Red Line, The Jungle Book, Salt, Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now
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Maya is a 1966 American drama in Metrocolor and Panavision, the coming of age story of a young man in the jungles of India. It was directed by John Berry and starred Jay North and Sajid Khan.
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Fourteen-year-old Terry Bowen (Jay North) travels from the US to India to meet his father Hugh Bowen (Clint Walker) for the very first time. After a dispute with his father, Terry runs away and is befriended by Raji (Sajid Khan). Together, Terry and Raji have many adventures in the jungles of India. The cultural and religious differences between American Christian Terry and Indian Hindu Raji add to the conflicts in the plot, but together the two boys overcome their differences to survive and to deliver Maya (a sacred white elephant) and her calf to a faraway temple.
Clint Walker as Hugh Bowen, an American living in India
Jay North as Terry Bowen, Hugh's son
Sajid Khan as Raji, an Indian boy who befriends Terry
I. S. Johar as One-Eye
P. Jairaj as Gammu Ghat
Nana Palsikar as Raji's Father
Uma Rao as One Eye's Daughter
Madhusdan Pathak as Station Master
Sonia Sahni as Sheela
Comic book adaption
Dell Movie Classic: Maya (December 1966)
Producer King took the story of Maya to television with a television series that aired on NBC during the 1967–1968 season. Sajid Khan and Jay North reprised their roles and the series lasted 18 episodes. The series presented a retcon of the original film premise. In the series, Terry Bowen, a year or so older than in the film, arrives in India to re-unite with his father, who he soon learns is missing, presumed killed by a tiger. Facing deportation back to the United States, Terry escapes the authorities, and meets up by chance with orphaned runaway Raji and his pet elephant, Maya; and the two boys decide to team up to go in search of Terry's father, as Terry is hopeful his father is actually still alive. Over the course of the series the duo and the elephant continue their search while facing many side-plots, but never succeed in their quest in the episodes made during the series' short run.