Arguably the mother of all mothers, Nargis as a fiery yet self-sacrificing Radha refashioned the idea of motherhood for the coming years.
Shashi represents the snobbery with which housewives are usually looked at, especially by their own families. Sridevi gives a memorable performance as a mother trying to learn English to earn her family's respect.
Sheeba Chadha breathes vivacious life into Shobha, a 40-something woman who finds new facets to her life through the internet. Shobha's excitement about being on a dating app is heartening.
Ratna Pathak Shah plays Sunita as a flawed and a real mother, acidic at times and capable of making terrible mistakes.
As Manju, Kirron Kher is a spicy twist to the mother template, reveling in her outspoken and quirky disposition.
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