Mothers are the most precious family member in one’s family and life. The affection and nurturing they bestow on us has no match in the world. After all, they are the ones who have given birth to us which is why it’s important to pay them a tribute. Portrayal of mommies on the big screen has observed various kinds of moods and styles, whether we talk about the acting of Nirupa Roy, Nargis, Lalita Pawar, Dina Pathak, etc. They have gone on to win hearts with their strength, guts, and inspiring portrayals in various movies. So let’s find out who are the most unconventional moms of Bollywood and how they have created a space for themselves in this ever evolving world.

 

    • Jaya Bachan—Kal Ho Na Ho: She played as an optimistic, open-minded and hardworking mother of three children in Kal Ho Na Ho and ran a café in Manhattan, US. This role was quite different from her previous melodramatic films.

 

 

    • Kirran Kher –Devdas: A new portrayal of Kirron Kher, this movie witnessed her moving around in the bungalows, portraying the role of Paro’s mother. She was the strong-headed mom woman who dwelt on getting her daughter married to a rich person. She accomplishes her task and shows her close friend and neighbor that her child’s beauty could win her a husband better than Devdas.

 

    • Amrita Singh-- 2 States: Breaking the stereotypical role of a mom Amrita Singh played as a noisy, brazen mom who didn’t feel ashamed to play as an open-mouthed mother in this movie. It seemed as if she had taken her personality forward from her movie Chameli Ki Shaadi.

 

 

    • Sridevi – English Vinglish: An exemplary role played by Sri Devi in this movie, she transformed her character to become fluent in English and effectively went on to prove to the world that she was much more resilient, strong and liberal of a character than previously thought to be.

 

    • Dolly Ahluwalia – Vicky Donor: She played an exceptional role of a mother in this film wherein she took care of 2 children along with a nagging, alcoholic mother-in-law and accepted her son even when she found out that he was a sperm donor.

 

        • Dimple Kapadia –Cockail:  The ultimate comical character, Dimple Kapadia plays the role of Saif’s mother. She fusses over Indian traditions, is shocked to see Deepika without pants and gets frantic over her son sharing a room with a “besharam ladki”. To add more fun to her character, she exclaims “Gutlu phone utha!” and gives Veronica a mouth-to-mouth breathing session.

      • Supriya Pathak­­­­­­­­­­- Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram Leela: The bold, fierce and unabashed Pathak plays the chieftain of the Saneras. She is the mother of Leela (Deepika Padukone) and is arranging a match for her daughter with a simple-minded NRI. She hates the opposite clan and Leela’s lover Ram. She makes a fool-proof plan of murdering Ram and takes no time to brutally snap off her daughter’s ring finger.

    • Vidya balan-Paa: The versatile actor gives another endearing performance by enacting the role of Auro’s mother, a child with a rare condition of Progeria. She single-handedly takes care of her kid while her husband is unaware that he has a child. Auro is a child out of wed-lock who was conceived while the lovers were still in college. It takes the heart of a lion to bring up a kid on one’s own.
    • Kajol –Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham: The ever-doting Indian mother who lives in the States leave no opportunity to teach her child about her nation. She does the aarti with all the paraphernalia and the “mera Bharat mahann” never goes a miss. She kisses her child goodbye and hugs him in public even when he hates it to the core.
    • Tisca Chopra-Taare Zameen Par: Portraying the role of Maya Awasthi in the movie, she is the mother of Ishaan, the dyslexic child. She bears the separation of her child and sends him for remedial techniques even when it pains her heart the most. She remains radical and confident throughout.