Happy Mother’s Day! Last year I did 3 short posts, this year I am going to combine them all into one big post! Songs, scenes, and a list of films you can watch if you want to celebrate.
The first one is obvious. But it’s so good! And it does such a good job of showing the confusion of the child, and the pain of the mother.
Let’s lighten things up a little! Remember when sometimes mothers are wrong and kind of funny, instead of heartbreaking.
And back to serious! And patriotic also. This is Rahman’s arrangement of “Vande Mataram”, but with the “Maa Tujhe Salaam” refrain, it’s really appropriate for Mother’s Day too, right? And this is my favorite version, which also seems kind of Mother’s Day appropriate with the fresh-faced college boys singing it.
Ready to get sad again?
And then for a real one-two punch to end things, check out this super sad one.
Followed by a silly one with the same actress! All happy and not wanting her mother at all!
To end, this is still Bahubali 2 month after all:
But what if you are done with songs, and want to watch some scenes instead? And again, I will start with the obvious one:
I’m also just going to get this out of the way from the beginning, so you aren’t waiting for it. Greatest line in the history of Indian film, quoted in A.R. Rahman’s Oscar’s speech, etc. etc.
Poor Amitabh always had mother issues. Come on woman! Your son is dying! At least give him a pat on the head!
But at least those Amitabh scenes don’t make me sob hysterically, like this one does:
That scene is so beautiful! I don’t think I can possibly top it. On to movie recommendations!
This is not an exhaustive list, this is just some quick ideas if you are thinking “Gee, what should I watch on Mother’s Day?”
Aradhana: The romance is the part everyone remembers, but it’s really a story about a woman sacrificing everything for her son. But also, nice songs and a handsome hero and a happy ending.
Trimurti: Cute Young Shahrukh! Jackie Shroff being the responsible older brother! Anil Kapoor being the “fun” brother! And most of all, all three boys acting as the “trimurti” that their mother has created.
Guppy: A Malayalam movie that, be warned, WILL make you cry.
Chatrapathi: Did Bahubali make you crave more Prabhas-with-mother-issues? This is the film for you! Another Rajamouli too.
Kannathil Muthamittal: Finally, if you really really want to cry and think about the magic bond of a mother with child, this is the film for you. If you do not want those things, DON’T WATCH IT!!!