Hindi Films On Mother-Child Relationship You Should Watch This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and ’tis the season of celebrating our mothers with fervour. While everyone may not fancy being a mother, those who do, for them it is like an elixir despite all the struggles that come along with it. The Cinema industry has produced so many films that are centred around the sweet bond of a mother and their children.

The Hindi cinema industry has also progressed from “Mere paas maa hai [I have my mother beside me]” to showcasing mothers who are more like our friends and imperfect beings.  Though the Millennial and Gen Z have caught up, they still are mothers; there will be some stereotypical traits. Since we are speaking of Hindi films, there is also bound to be loads of dramatic flair to the portrayal of a mother-child relationship.

We have compiled a list of Bollywood films that perfectly capture the relationship between a mother and her children.

Bollywood Movies On Mother-Child Relationship


Gippi is a film about a teenage girl named Gippi who’s nearing puberty and is having a hard time navigating through the changes. Coupled with high school drama, things aren’t going that well. Her mother (Divya Dutta) constantly is attempting to help her daughter despite her being a single mother who has to shoulder all responsibilities. The bond between Gippi and her mother goes through highs and lows and the film explores how the bond evolves as the two connect more when the mother assists her daughter navigate puberty and all the hormones she does not understand. It is a very beautiful film and a must-watch!


This Khoobsurat film is not entirely the same as the Dina Pathak starrer Bollywood retro film but is equally funny! This film, backed by Disney, stars Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan in lead roles who come from backgrounds as different as chalk and cheese. While Fawad grew up with a strict mother, Sonam’s Milli grew up around Kirron Kher’s easy-going Manju. Their chemistry made us all cackle! From the catchy ringtone, Maa Ka Phone to Milli calling her mother by her first name talks a lot about how amazing their bond was!

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Taare Zameen Par

The movie made us cry because of the song Maa irrespective of the nature of our relationship with our mothers. The film Taare Zameen Par revolved around a child Ishan who is dyslexic and struggles but is misunderstood by his family, especially his strict father. Ishan’s mother who is a homemaker is an emotional person when it comes to her younger son but she has to take the harsh decision of sending him to Boarding School where he meets his mentor played by Aamir Khan who turns his life for the better. The film shows how a mother has to endure pain for the betterment of her children.

2 States

The film is an adaptation of a Chetan Bhagat novel of the same name. The film reflects two styles of parenting as it explores the love story of Ananya (Alia Bhatt) and Krish (Arjun Kapoor). While Ananya grew up in a relatively secure environment, Krish did not. His mother played by Amrita Singh nearly raised him single-handedly while she stayed married to an alcoholic and abusive husband played by Ronit Roy who is a very bitter person. It captured how many women stay back in abusive marriages because they want their children to have a father figure. But their emotional and mental absence still does impact the children. Although Krish’s mother is orthodox and traditional, she lets down those walls eventually for her son’s happiness. She also opens her heart to accept Ananya the way she is.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

The family emotional drama film starring Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Farida Jalal and Hrithik Roshan revolves around the Raichand family. While the film has all the charades going on which may in today’s date seem outlandish, the beautiful aspect is Nandini (Jaya) and Rahul’s (Shah Rukh) relationship. Nandini and her husband Yash adopted Rahul as a kid but he becomes an integral part of their lives. Nandini’s care and love for Rahul remain unparalleled. She even instinctively feels his presence around her which symbolises how dearly she loved her son!