Motherhood: a relation of love, care, support and whatnot. The Indian cinema always glorified this concept based on the viewers’ choices. Mother’s Day 2022 is around the corner. So, we have come up with these feel-good Indian movies and shows to watch with your mom on Mother’s Day 2022:
Taare Zameen Par (2007)
The story of a child’s relationship with his parents cannot be better portrayed than in this movie. A son, who is weak in academics, faces criticism from his parents, who send him to a boarding school. At the school, an art teacher recognizes the child’s disease, ‘dyslexia’ which is a reading disorder. The teacher helps him recover and utilize his potential. This is probably one of the most liked films of Aamir Khan and the son’s acting by Darsheel Safary was worth watching. The song ‘Maa’ became a superhit and depicted the relationship of a mother and a child.
A crime thriller movie, where a mother takes revenge for her stepdaughter’s rapists. Her stepdaughter was sexually assaulted at a party and later thrown on the side of a road. When her parents found her, she was barely alive and was admitted. After gaining consciousness, her statements were declared invalid in court as she was drunk at the party. The court released the four attackers, but the mother set out to take revenge for her stepdaughter’s justice. This movie was a treat to Sridevi’s fans as this was her 300th movie and also, she appeared for the last time on the big screen before her death.
Karan Arjun (1995)
One of the oldest and most loved movies based on the concept of motherhood tells the story of two sons and a mother. The two sons set out to take revenge for their father’s death but end up killing themselves by their uncle. Their mother, without losing any hope waits for her sons. After a few years, the sons reincarnate to bring justice. Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Rakhee Gulzar play pivotal roles in the movie.
Mom & Co. (2019)
A short web series, that focuses on the story of a mother and a son who drifts apart in their relationship over the years and finds a way to come back together. When the son, Aditya loses his job, he embarks on a journey to help her mother, Suhasini, in her tiffin service business. The business brings both of them closer but gives rise to some conflicts as well. This series showcases the sweet relationship between a mom and her children very well. The show is an inspiration for all the mothers out there to start something on their own, like Suhasini, who started “Aai’s Kitchen”.
It casts Ayush Mehra with Neliima Azeem. With ten episodes in this series by The Zoom Studios, it delivers a very impactful message to the society that despite your numerous friends, girlfriends, and colleagues, you need your mother at the end of the day when you find yourself in any dilemma. Mothers deserve some respect and dignity because they brought you into this world. She deserves the credit for all your achievements and successes.
English Vinglish (2012)
An uneducated caterer and housewife feel separated from her daughter and husband due to her inability to speak English. Her family doesn’t treat her well. While on a visit to Manhattan to meet her sister, she decides to join an English learning course. She discovers herself over there. Her classmates teach her to value herself beyond the narrow perspective of her family members. The movie teaches us to value our mother, whose day begins and ends with their children and family. People often ignore the profession of a housewife, because they hardly receive any payment for the same. Everyone should be respected equally, irrespective of their profession or gender.
Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Crazy (2021)
The tale of three women from three generations depicts the value of motherhood and family love. The movie, released on Netflix, features Kajol, Mithila Palkar, Tanvi Azmi and Kunal Roy Kapoor in the lead roles. An estranged woman who falls into a coma is visited by her daughter who stopped talking to her. Slowly and gradually, when that daughter faces a similar situation to her daughter, she realises her mistake.
A young woman living a happy and content life with her husband gets shattered when the husband slaps her out of frustration in front of everyone at a party. This incident left her devastated and forced her to file a divorce. Everyone confronted her to step back and live together again but she felt the opposite and she carried on with the divorce proceedings. She also realized her pregnancy in the middle of all this. Meanwhile, the husband and his lawyer pressed false charges against her to stop the divorce. In the end, the husband realized his mistake and apologized to her while parting their way through a divorce. They end the film on a happy note by becoming good friends and hoping to reunite soon.
Taapsee Pannu played the lead role in this movie. She taught us the value of self-love in our lives. Around half of the women in our country sacrifice self-love to serve their in-laws and family. Our mothers often face this difficulty, and if they do, their children should act as a support system because, at the end of the day, she deserves the world.
This classic movie featuring a classic couple, Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in lead roles, delivers an impactful message through this movie. The story features two parents, who sacrifice as much as they can to give a perfect life to their four children. But as the father retires, his sons treat both the parents selfishly. Both the parents, because of their children, part ways and live separately with each son.
The strong message it conveys throughout the film is that the parents are the roots of children’s lives and when the tree grows old, children are supposed to look after them. When parents can hold their children to take their first steps in life, why can’t the same children hold on to their parents while they take the last steps of life? This movie makes us realize the value and importance of the support our parents provide. Both mom and dad deserve to live together, until and unless they willingly decide to drift apart.
A 12-year-old child, raised by his gynaecologist mother, suffers from ‘progeria’, a rare genetic disorder. The disease causes him to look like five times his age physically. The child stays curious about knowing his father, which his mother hides from him. The role of the child has been beautifully played by Amitabh Bachchan along with Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan as his parents. The way Vidya supports Amitabh in the film as his child depicts every mother’s love and care.
Secret Superstar (2017)
An ambitious young girl who is passionate about becoming a singer faces criticism from her father. Highly dedicated as she is, she secretly uploads her singing videos on the internet. Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim and Meher Vij played lead roles in the movie. The daughter, to save her mother from her abusive father, pursues singing to hire a lawyer for divorcing their parents. She wants to let her mother live freely and without any pressure.
Mother India (1957)
The movie can be regarded as one of the first films in Indian cinema to glorify a mother’s role. A poor but kind woman struggles in her daily life to raise her children. On top of that, she faces opposition from a greedy moneylender. She refuses to give up her integrity despite facing many hurdles. It stars some popular veteran actors including Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Raaj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, etc.
Badhaai Ho (2018)
This hit movie is the story of a man who is shocked to find that his mother is pregnant. His relationship with his girlfriend was in dilemma when he finds it hard to accept the news. Ayushmann Khurrana paired with Sanya Malhotra and Neena Gupta also plays the role of the lead actress in the film. This movie broke the stereotype of getting pregnant at a certain age, that prevails in our society. The movie surely teaches us to value our mothers and their choices. They demand nothing other than support from the children they grew up with their own hands.
A pregnant woman, in search of her lost husband, travels down to Kolkata. When all clues lead her to nowhere, she realizes some hidden aspects of the situation. After all the searches, at last, she discovers the dead body of her husband. Vidya Balan gracefully played the role of the pregnant woman. She introduced the concept of raising a child single-handedly.
A movie that depicts motherhood in a very unique and impressive way features Kriti Sanon in the titular role. A man introduces the protagonist, Mimi, to a foreign couple as a surrogate in exchange for Rs 2 million. But after some time, they change their mind about having a baby. But Mimi decides to keep the baby and raise him/her.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
The adopted son in the family falls for a middle-class and different caste woman, due to which his father banishes him. Years later, he, along with his wife, reunites with his mother and father. The amount of love the film received is incomparable. The mother’s love and sacrifice highlighted in the movie brought tears to the viewers’ eyes. It still remains one of the favourite movies of the Bollywood fans.
Relax and sit back with your mother to watch these movies and stuff with your birth giver on Mother’s Day 2022. It’s not necessary to always decorate and bring huge gifts to her. Sometimes, all she needs is your time, so, on Mother’s Day 2022, spend some quality time with your mother. Happy Mother’s Day 2022 🙂