You can’t doubt Bollywood’s supreme power in India. Movies matured to be a considerable element of our lives with time. Each Friday, there are brand-new releases – a new storyline, a different assortment of actors attempting to establish a point, and a vast crowd anticipating to be motivated by them! Children try to dance into the steps of their favorite actors, and teens relish to follow the style statement of their beloved stars. There are a few actors of movies that grow more popular than the film itself, and then there are a few actors who become stereotyped, and people recognize them with a similar type of role. For instance, Jagdish Raj was among the typical police inspector during the entire ’70s and ’80s. Likewise, Nirupa Roy was the recurring mother in the majority of Bollywood films. On the occasion of Mother’s Day, let’s recall some of the epochal mother figures from the Bollywood film industry along with celebrating this special with a mothers day cake with your mom.
- The “Always Oppressed ” Mom – Nirupa Roy – The story of Bollywood and the position it has presented to the characters of mothers will lack without this artist. “Mere Paas Maa Hai” – this remark is among the top ten famous dialogues of the Hindi film industry. The entire 70’s and 80’s period witnessed Nirupa Roy as the mother in virtually every other movie. She matured to be the profile of that sacrificing mother whose life is troubled, and her only goal in life is her children’s happiness. She is also thoughtfully recognized as Amitabh Bachchan’s on-screen mother. Aside from the 1975 movie Deewar, which until today is her most epochal performance, she was also noticed performing similar characters in Mard, Inquilab, Suhaag, Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar ka Sikandar, etc.
- The Morally Right Mother India – Nargis Dutt – The movie Mother India is an excellent one that is regarded as one of the greatest films ever produced in India and the planet. A poor mom who is determined to achieve something at all costs to provide her children with a better life eventually kills her kid as he was wrong morally. The scene where Nargis shoots down Sunil Dutt is among the most shocking moments of the film industry. “Radha,” the character of Nargis Dutt, is among the most admired and cherished mothers of the Indian film industry and is worth quoting in this listing.
- Waheeda Rehman – The Graceful Mom – She is graceful, elegant, and beautiful. At this age as well, she succeeds in making people’s hearts skip a beat with a dominant attitude and that mysterious smile. She is that mother who is never incorrect and continuously encourages her kids. We witnessed her in Lamhe performing the role of a Dai maa where she promotes the “love over age barrier” and then relished her appearance in the movie Rang De Basanti where she struggles with the government for delivering justice to her deceased son. She is the “beloved mom!”
- Dina Pathak – The Strict but Sweet Mom – In all those cherry comic family movies of the ’70s and ’80s, we noticed her killing the character of the “mommy darling.” She performed motherly roles in Koshish, Khubsoorat, Jhoothi, Gol Maal, Pinjar, Naram Garam, etc. People thoroughly enjoyed her roles in these movies. Perhaps these films would not have attained some recognition if she wouldn’t be there. But the most popular mother’s performance of her career was in the movie Khubsoorat where she portrayed the role of a strict mother.
- Reema Lagoo – The Best 90’s Mom – Remember the 90’s vintage films? If you do, you will notice this face in the majority of them. Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Maine Pyar Kiya, Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon, Hum Saath Saath Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, etc. are a few of those blockbuster movies which all of us love to relish with our Sunday lunch plate and quietly sob with her. Her sweet smile, humble nature, and quiet weeping will invariably remain distinctive to exalt the period of the ’90s.
- Ratna Pathak – The Sophisticated No-Nonsense Mommy – She possesses that sophisticated and uber-cool charm in the mother’s roles she depicts on screen. Ratna Pathak is among the preferred on-screen mother’s post-2000. Look into Khubsoorat, Janee Tu Ya Jaane Na, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Golmaal 3, Mubarakan, or Kapoor & Sons – and you will find how gracefully she avoids all the “nonsense.” And she looks remarkable in her mother’s avatar! Aside from films, she depicted that mother character in “Sarabhai V/S Sarabhai,” which we will never be able to forget!
These were some of the “Darling Mommy’s” of Bollywood we still cherish today. However, no one can replace our very own mothers in life. So, go ahead and celebrate this unique day with her by giving her your time. Indeed, that would be the best mothers day gift for her.