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Celebrate Motherhood With These Films To Watch On Mother’s Day

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Mothers are beautiful and caring. They are the givers of life and provide us with their unconditional love and support throughout our lives. While we may get a little annoyed with them sometimes, it is needless to say that they always want to see us safe and healthy. Here are some films to watch on Mother’s Day to celebrate the essence of motherhood:

While the occasion has different dates in different regions, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in India as well as in many other countries each year. This year, Mother’s Day will fall on Sunday, May 8. With time the image of the mother has also gone through a drastic change. Mothers are no longer represented as shadows or sidelined characters who are merely there to feed the family. They have been given stronger and more prominent space in the cinema as they emerge as revengeful and ambitious women who refuse to take the rubbish and rise to the situation to save their children at all costs.

Here are some films to watch on Mother’s Day to enjoy with your mother:

Mom

Sridevi-starrer Mom is a 2017 Hindi crime-drama film which revolves around Devki, a Biology teacher, who seeks help from a private detective to seek revenge on her stepdaughter’s rapists who had been acquitted by the court. The film received critical acclaim and Sridevi was highly appreciated for her acting skills as a revengeful mother. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sajal Ali and Akshaye Khanna in major roles.

Where to watch: Zee5

the First Look of Sridevi's New Film MOM

the First Look of Sridevi’s Film MOM (Pic Credit: Twitter)

Secret Superstar

The 2017 film Secret Superstar is an emotional ride in the lives of mother-daughter Insia and Najma live with their abusive father-husband. Insia hopes to get her parents divorced so that her mother can live a life without fear or abuse. She starts her singing career in an attempt to hire the best lawyer to handle her case however the road to freedom may not be as easy as it sounds. Secret Superstar cast includes Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun and Tirath Sharma in pivotal roles.

Where to watch: Netflix

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A still from Secret Superstar.

English Vinglish

Easily the among the films to watch on Mother’s Day because of its portrayal of the unconditional love of a mother, English Vinglish also touches upon the idea about how we take our mothers for granted at times. English Vinglish is a story of Shashi, a homemaker who runs a small business of sweets who doesn’t know English. She is often subdued and dismissed by her husband and children over her lack of knowledge of the language. However, she decides to learn the language in order to earn back her lost respect and individuality. Actors Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou and Priya Anand play major roles in English Vinglish.

Where to watch: Zee5


Suggested Reading: ‘Paa’ to ‘Jazbaa’: Bollywood Mothers We Love Watching On-Screen


Jazbaa

Jazbaa revolves around lawyer and single mother Anuradha who must defend a rapist in order to rescue her kidnapped daughter, Sanaya. The film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff, Chandan Roy Sanyal among others. The film is a remake of 2007 Korean film Seven Days and marks the comeback of Rai in the film industry after a gap of five years.

Where to watch: Zee5

Panga

Kangana Ranaut-starrer Panga is a sports-drama film. The film is based on real-life events of a National-level female Kabaddi player who made her comeback in the sports years after she had settled into the life of a homemaker. Panga follows the story of Jaya, a former Kabaddi player, who decides to return to the sport as a player defying all odds and the societal expectations from a woman. Kangana Ranaut won the National Film Award for Best Female Actor for the film. It also stars Jassie Gill, Yagya Bhasin, Neena Gupta, Richa Chadha, Megha Burman and Smita Tambe.

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

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Kangana Ranaut in a still from Panga