From the typical projection of poor and helpless to independent, strong and cool – on screen mothers have been redefined in their portrayal in films and movies. On the occasion of Mother’s Day, it’s the perfect time to revisit movies that celebrate mothers and matriarchs from all walks of life. To spend quality time with your mothers this weekend, ZEE5 Global brings you a perfect watchlist to sit back and honour the spirit of mothers. With late Sridevi starrer Mom, Dia Mirza starrer Kaafir, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Jazbaa, and more, here are titles that showcase the true spirit of motherhood:
Mom is a film about a mother, who, after her daughter is sexually abused at a party, goes out to avenge the wrong act and destroy the life of the four offenders who got away with it. Directed by Ravi Udyawar, Mom, starring late Sridevi, Sajal Aly, Akshay Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is a crime thriller that speaks of the extent to which a parent can go in order to protect their child.
Kaafir is a gut-wrenching story about a resilient mother, who against all odds raises her daughter in a jail cell after being arrested for crossing the India-Pakistan border. Starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina, the series has been directed by Sonam Nair.
Kaali is a nail-biting suspense narrative about a woman who only has one night to save her son. Produced by Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Kaali digs deep into the unknown underbelly of Kolkata, which is typically spoken about in hushed tones. The show is a multi-layered delight filled with hope, courage, danger, and treachery. Starring Abhishek Banarjee, Paoli Dam, Vidya Malvade and Chandan Roy Sanyal in pivotal roles, Kaali is a crime thriller directed by Aritra Sen, Korok Murmu and Rohan Ghose.
It’s difficult being a parent, especially if your child attends GI International School, where it’s a battle of the mothers to be the greatest parent. Six supermoms set out in leaving no stone unturned as they battle their way through this Mentalhood, where they will not only have to cope with society, their children, and their family but also compete with other parents. Starring Karisma Kapoor, Shilpa Shukla, Tillotama Shome, Shruti Seth, Anshu Varshney, Sandhya Mridul, Sanjay Suri and Dino Morea in the lead roles, this show is a must-watch with your mother.
Inspired by the South Korean thriller Seven Days, Jazbaa revolves around a divorced lawyer, who dotes on her pre-teen daughter. With a 100 percent success track record, she knows how to get any criminal ‘justice’. However, her world crumbles when her daughter goes missing. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, Jazbaa is a story of a courageous woman who treads her moral line in order to bring her daughter back safely. With Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead role, the film also features the late Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff, Atul Kulkarni, among others, in supporting roles.