We love our mothers for being who they are. They’re funny, loving, caring, quirky, supportive and so much more. Despite their own challenges, they constantly keep pushing us to be the best version of ourselves. Here are some on-screen mothers who perfectly captured the strength of real-life mothers!
Best On-Screen Mothers Who Showed Maa Jaisa Koi Nahin
1. Sridevi as Sashi Godbole in English Vinglish
A loving and caring mother who did everything that she could for her kids. Like many mothers, she forgot her dreams while raising kids. But, then made sure she shows her kids how to stand up for themselves when no one else does.
2. Kirron Kher as Mitro from Rang de Basanti
Fearless Mitro stood by her son (DJ) as he decided to stand for the right thing, no matter what the consequences.
3. Madhuri Dixit as Anamika in Fame Game
How Anamika accepts her son and daughter unconditionally reminds us of our moms. She neither shames her son for his self-harming act nor creates any melodrama after knowing his sexual orientation. She even comforts her daughter Amara about her looks, and helps her gain her confidence!
4. Neena Gupta as Priyamvada Kaushik from Badhaai Ho
Like many moms, she knows how to get her kids to help around the house. Despite being shamed by her kids and society for her unplanned pregnancy, she soldiers on with the pregnant belly with full dignity at age of 52.
5. Ratna Pathak Shah as Savitri in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Savitri, a single mother, leaves no stone unturned in raising a progressive feminist son. She makes endless efforts to keep her son protected from misogynist extended family.
6. Seema Pahwa as Sugandha’s Mother: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Remember the ‘Ali Baba Aur Chalees Chor’ story? Sugandha’s mother’s uniqueness lies not in her overbearing actions, but subtle gestures she made to both educate and support her daughter. Like most of our mothers.
7. Kirron Kher as Manju Chakravarty from Khoobsurat
Not just a mother, Manju Chakravarty is the best friend of her daughter. This mother-daughter’s heart-to-heart conversation makes us remind of our mother!
8. Meher Vij as Najma Malik in Secret Superstar
Our mothers are the people who despite being in unfortunate circumstances themselves, will always try to fulfill our wishes, just like Najma Malik.
12. Swara Bhaskar as Chanda Sahay: Nil Battey Sannata
Most mothers want a life for their kids that is better than the one they have, just like Chanda Sahay who went to extreme ends to achieve it.
10. Revathi as Shubhangini Damle: Margarita with a Straw
Shubhangini represents every mother who spends a lifetime being the pillar of strength for her child because breaking down is not an option.
11. Neena Gupta as Sunaina Tripathi in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan
Sunaina is a modern mother who is neither entirely progressive nor completely stuck in the rudimentary thought process. The way she handles the truth about her son, and how she eventually supports him just wins everyone’s heart.
12. Vidya Balan as Dr. Vidya in Paa
Dr. Vidya is a single mother of a genetic disorder-plagued son. While she has a job it always gets overshadowed due to her motherhood duties. As the kid’s father, an upcoming politician, is of no help, she fights many battles on various fronts alone.
13. Geetanjali Kulkarni as Shanti Mishra from Gullak
While watching Shanti Mishra, you couldn’t stop yourself from missing your mother. Like many of our moms, she is funny, angry, and wants the best for her children.
14. Ratna Pathak Shah as Maya Sarabhai from Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai
She is sassy and honest. She might not be the self-sacrificing kind, but she loved both her kids unconditionally and knew exactly what they needed from her.
15. Mona Singh as Poorva Gupta from Yeh Meri Family
A loving mother, who may seem to be strict but understands her son like no one else. Like most of our mothers.
Which mom’s your favorite?
*All images are from respective movies or shows.