Mother’s Day 2019 will be celebrated tomorrow. The reality that mothers are one of the most important parts of our lives can be best seen in the way they have been portrayed on celluloid. From the doting to the scheming, Bollywood has always portrayed mums in myriad moods and colours. For the occasion of Mother’s Day, we take a look at 5 Bollywood films that beautifully capture the essence of motherhood.
Top-5 Bollywood Movies That Every Son Should Watch with His Mum
Mother India (1957)
A cult classic, one of the most popular cultural references to mothers is Nargis Dutt in Mother India. This is a remake of Mehboob Khan’s earlier film Aurat (1940), it is the story of poor village woman Radha (Nargis), who struggles to single-handedly raise her sons and survive against a cunning money-lender. A must watch on Mother’s Day.
Sanjog Starring Jeetendra and Jaya Prada (in dual roles), the movie is a remake of the Telugu film Jeevana Jyothi (1975) and sees Jaya Prada as a woman who slips into madness and depression at the death of her husband’s nephew (a little boy whom she was very close to) and in the process, ignoring her own daughter. Several Years later, when her daughter learns of the truth the film reaches its climax. The sacrifice the daughter makes for her mother when she learns the truth makes the movie a must watch. This movie is a perfect watch on Mother’s Day for those who want an emotional moment with their mums.
Beta is a story of a son’s (Anil Kapoor) devotion to his stepmother (Aruna Irani), the film follows the life of a child whose biological mother dies and all he ever wants from that day forth is to feel a mother’s love. So his wealthy father remarries a woman, who turns out to be running only after his money. The movie every son should watch with his mum on Mother’s Day.
National Awardee Vidya Balan personifies the role of a strong single mother who lovingly nurtured her son, Auro, after discovering he had a genetic disorder called Progeria that was causing him to age prematurely. Enjoy an evening with your mum this Mother’s Day to watch this poignant portrayal.
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