Movies about pregnancy: A woman’s journey as a mother can have different layers. There’s no single definition of motherhood. For some, it can be easy going, while for others it can be a roller coaster ride. Bollywood and regional films have quite often made attempts to highlight women and their experiences with having children.
If we have a close look at them, we will see that not all of them have a conventional storyline. Some compel to rethink and reconsider the traditional idea of motherhood.
Here are five pregnancy movies you must put on your watchlist
Sara Vincent (Anna Ben) is a young woman in her mid 20’s who works as a co-director and dreams of becoming a director one day. She is firm about the fact that she does not want to ever have children. When she meets Jeevan Philip (Sunny Wayne), she comes to know that just like her, he too is not in favour of having children. The two get married and face the usual societal pressure for “good news”. With time, the two grow and evolve. What once brought them closer, now drift them apart. The movie further captures the challenges Sara faces in her work and life. Whether she finally has a kid or not is what you will find out once you watch the film.
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Aditya (Pushkar Jog) and Meera (Amruta Khanvilkar) decide to part ways because they fail to find a purpose in life. However, destiny has different plans for the couple. When they realise they are about to become parents, they think of working on their relationship again. But do they make a correct decision to bring a child to the world amidst the chaos in their personal lives? The movie explores this and other obstacles the couple face on making the choice.
Badhaai Ho is a progressive comedy which reveals that there is no “correct age” to have a child. Priyamvada (Neena Gupta) and Jeetu (Gajraj Rao) are a middle aged couple with two children. When the former becomes pregnant with her third child, she faces taunts from all around because of her age. But she decides not to abort the child despite all hardships. The movie normalises the idea that even after years of marriage, the love between couples can remain intact and they can manifest it in their own way.
During an ongoing In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedure, there takes place a sperm exchange between two couples with the surname ‘Batra’. Varun (Akshay Kumar) and Deepti (Kareena Kapoor Khan) initially decide to abort the child but after a change of heart, Deepti decides against it. On the other hand, Honey (Diljit Dosanjh) and Monika (Kiara Advani) are happy with that they would soon become parents. After several tussles between the couples, they ultimately accept their children wholeheartedly.
Mimi is an upcoming movie that talks about an aspiring dancer from a small town and her journey as a surrogate mother. An American couple wants her to give birth to their child through surrogacy. She first hesitates but finally agrees. Things take an ugly turn when the couple says that they do not want a child anymore and she could abort the child. The trailer also reveals the stigma Indians hold regarding having children outside of wedlock.