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As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s a time to reflect on the sacrifices and hard work mothers put in, often taken for granted. Motherhood is a paradoxical yet incredible role, where women find significance in nurturing children while facing the pressures of being a perfect parent. It’s crucial to appreciate and spend quality time with mothers, acknowledging their unwavering love and dedication.

In Bollywood, several films portray mothers as heroes for their children. From ‘Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway,’ depicting a mother’s determination to reunite with her kids, to ‘The Sky Is Pink,’ showcasing a mother’s fight for her daughter’s well-being, and ‘Mimi,’ exploring the complexities of surrogacy, these narratives celebrate maternal strength and resilience. This Mother’s Day, let’s express our love and gratitude, making our mothers feel truly special.


Kriti Sanon’s performance in ‘Mimi’ sheds light on the complexities of surrogacy, highlighting a woman’s journey from surrogate to devoted mother. Portraying a single, unmarried woman, she navigates the challenging terrain of surrogate pregnancy, ultimately embracing motherhood when the intended couple rejects the child. Her character bravely confronts societal norms, choosing to raise her son independently and fiercely protecting him when the couple resurfaces to claim him as their own.

The Sky is Pink

Priyanka Chopra’s portrayal of Aditi in ‘The Sky is Pink’ depicts a mother’s unwavering dedication to her terminally ill daughter. It captures the essence of maternal strength and resilience. Through Aisha’s perspective, we witness Aditi’s resilience and love as she confronts the inevitability of her daughter’s fate. Through Aditi’s strength and love, the film which is a reality touches audience’s hearts.

Mrs Chatterjee vs. Norway

In ‘Mrs Chatterjee vs. Norway,’ Rani Mukerji delivers a heart-wrenching performance as a mother fighting against separation from her children. The film showcases a mother’s determination and sacrifice for her children’s well-being.  The film follows Mrs Chatterjee’s journey as she navigates the challenges of immigration and separation from her children in Norway. Faced with strict regulations, she resorts to desperate measures to reunite with her kids. This highlights the sacrifices mothers make for their children’s well-being.

Secret Superstar

‘Secret Superstar’ explores the profound bond between a mother and daughter. It portrays Najma’s unwavering support for her daughter Insiya’s dreams despite facing adversity. Insiya sacrifices her dreams for Najma’s safety, which reflects the depth of their connection. This movie portrays a relationship of regular mom and daughter bringing tears of sorrow as well as joy.


Sridevi’s powerful portrayal in ‘Mom’ highlights a mother’s quest for justice after her stepdaughter is assaulted. Her character showcases the relentless pursuit of vengeance.  Beyond individual moments, Sridevi’s presence commands attention, bringing depth to her performance. ‘Mom’ resonates not only for its gripping plot but also for Sridevi’s masterful depiction of resilience and maternal instinct.

Nil Battey Sannata

‘Nil Battey Sannata’ portrays a mother’s relentless pursuit of education for her dyslexic daughter. This emphasises the importance of maternal determination in overcoming obstacles. It portrays a mother’s will power to fulfil her dreams, which she left when she took the responsibility of nurturing a life. The film stars Swara Bhaskar, Riya Shukla and Ratna Pathak Shah in prominent roles.


Finally, ‘Khoobsurat’ celebrates the unique bond between a mother and daughter, exemplifying Kirron Kher’s character as a friend, and protector. As Mili’s confidante, she fosters an open, unfiltered bond, transcending societal norms. Their relationship flourishes through candid discussions on love, career, and life, affirming that maternal love knows no bounds in embracing honesty and acceptance. Manju breaks the stereotype of a typical Indian mother by being her daughter’s bestfriend and confidant.

These films not only showcase the strength and resilience of mothers but also challenge societal norms surrounding motherhood, inspiring audiences to appreciate and celebrate the unconditional love and sacrifices of mothers everywhere.

Also Read: From Deepika Padukone to Richa Chadha; Bollywood actresses who are ready to embrace motherhood this year

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