Mother’s Day Weekend: 5 Iconic Moms in Hindi Cinema

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Radha, Mother India

Arguably the mother of all mothers, Nargis as a fiery yet self-sacrificing Radha refashioned the idea of motherhood for the coming years.

Shashi, English Vinglish

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.

Shobha, Doctor G

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.

Sunita, Kapoor & Sons

Ratna Pathak Shah plays Sunita as a flawed and a real mother, acidic at times and capable of making terrible mistakes.

Manju, Khoobsurat

As Manju, Kirron Kher is a spicy twist to the mother template, reveling in her outspoken and quirky disposition.

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