In India, theres no place that reveres mothers more than Bollywood. “Mere paas Maa hai” a line from Deewar remains the most quoted dialogue from any Hindi movie till date.
For decades Bollywood has doted on its mothers and the fans of Hindi cinema the world over adore our Bollywood mothers their adoring smiles, strokes that sooth away fears, soft voices singing lullabies and those pain-filled eyes reflecting the sacrifices made for the sake of their children. Mothers have always been an integral part of Hindi cinema.
They have been central to the plot and often been the driving force behind the storyline the mothers suffering leading up to the protagonists cry for justice, her terminal disease making the hero commit the first crime, her humiliation by the villain encouraging a vengeance attack by the hero. Here is a tribute to the most famous mothers in the history of Hindi cinema.