The belief in Sanatan culture is that while the son may be broken, the mother is never a Kumata. Therefore, mother’s service is considered greater happiness than heaven. Many films based on mother’s sacrifice and sacrifice have been made in Hindi cinema. Today, on Mother’s Day, let’s learn about 10 such films where the mother character acted as the catalyst of the story.
Movie: Mother India (1957)
Producer and director Mehboob Khan’s film Mother India is one of those select films that are always discussed in the history of Indian film. In this film, Nargis played the role of Radha, who raises her two sons alone amidst poverty and adversity. Despite the challenges, Radha’s love and devotion to her children is unwavering. But when Birju, one of Radha’s sons, takes the wrong path, Radha shoots him dead. The example of a mother’s sacrifice and righteousness shown in this film was amazing. This film was sent from India for the Oscars for the first time.
Movie: Karan Arjun (1995)
Artist: Rakhi Gulzar
Character: Durga Singh
Rakhi Gulzar played the role of Durga Singh in the movie Karan Arjun. Durga has gone through many difficulties in her life. After losing her husband and two sons Karan Arjun, she is convinced that Karan Arjun will come for me. The film is based on a mother’s willpower and unwavering faith. Durga Singh believes that Arjun will come for him and kill his enemies. Directed by Rakesh Roshan, the film starred Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan as the sons of Rakhi Gulzar.
Movie: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 2001
Artist: Jaya Bachchan
Character: Nandini Raichandra
Jaya Bachchan plays the role of Nandini Raichandra in the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham directed by Karan Johar. Nandini loves her husband Yashvardhan Raichand and their two sons Rahul and Rohan. Nandini tries to bring the family back together by bridging the gap between father and son. It starred Amitabh Bachchan as Yashvardhan Raichand, Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul and Hrithik Roshan as Rohan.
Movie: Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Artist: Jaya Bachchan
Character: Jennifer Kapoor
Jaya Bachchan played the role of Jennifer Kapoor in director Nikkhil Advani’s film Kal Ho Naa Ho. After the death of her husband, Jennifer not only raises her children alone, but also takes in her stepdaughter. And she takes care of him like her own children. Neetu Singh was initially approached for the role of Jennifer, but she turned it down. After that, Jaya Bachchan was approached for the role.