Mother In Hindi Cinema Analysis

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Mother’s Character in Hindi Cinema: Then & Now Let’s start this journey of change with some cinematic mother’s character during the time phase. Recently the character of mother in Indian Cinema has got completely changed. When we remember earlier mother’s character of women we got a picture of a miserable soul who always weeping, wailing and all giving and all forgiving, a peasant resisting a lusty landlord or money lender (Mother India) and if she is rich, a devoted wife who could not defy her husband (Ram aur Syams), a suffering ailing mother, often widowed or abandoned and struggling to bring up her offspring with dignity in the face abject poverty (Awara, Ganga Jamuna), a very strict and authoritarian mother (Junglee, Khoobsurat), and other hand a nasty step mother (Bahurani, Rajkumar) along with a cruel mother in Law (Dahej, Sau Din Saas ke). From…show more content…
From 'maa ', Bollywood mother became 'mom '. She was no longer a weepy, white-clad woman. Instead, she dressed glamorously in traditional splendour, love their little jokes and even break out into a couple of dance numbers at weddings. From being treated goddesses, they became their son or daughter 's best pal and confidante. These mothers urge their children to follow their heart, go after their love, give up a job and occasionally, even leave home (remember Farida in 'Dilwale Dhulania Le Jayenge ' and Jaya Bachchan in 'Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham '). Today, audiences mostly come across mothers playing a successful single parent. They symbolise the mother of today 's times who are no more restricted to do the household chores but venture into the big bad world. Thankfully, the baton has now been passed to mothers like Shabana Azmi, Lilette Dubey, Ratna Pathak Shah and Dimple Kapadia, who are gradually bringing with them the belief that their own happiness is as important as their

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