Happy Mother’s Day! Songs to Make You Love Your Mother

Happy Mother’s Day!  No idea what I am doing to celebrate.  Something I am sure.  It will all work out.  If nothing else, there’s always last minute flowers.  Anyway, to get you in the mood of feeling guilty and dutiful if you are a child, or demanding and “you BETTER be grateful!” if you are a mother, here are some songs.  Be ready to get SAPPY! (and don’t read on if you are in a sort of conflicted mind today, which is an okay thing to be, mother-child relationship stuff can be tricky and this is a definite “all mothers are wonderful full stop” sort of post that may not match the mood you are in)

First, taking a break from Indian cinema, the Greatest Mother Guilt Song of All Time:


That’s from the side of “child, your mother is a SAINT”.  Now a song from the side of “mother, your child loves and needs you more than you will ever know”.


Aamir Khan must have a seriously wonderful relationship with his mother, because he just did another great mother-child song in a movie he produced this year.  One that is more about “there is a special joy in spending time with your child/your mother”.


Another similar one, from my favorite mother-daughter movie.


Okay, to end the sobfest on a moderately hopeful note (it could be worse!  I considered and rejected putting in Sridevi’s last song in Mom and a song from Neerja), that happy song from Secret Superstar, which is either about romantic love or religious love or, in context, feels like it is about the love of a mother for a daughter and how it makes her feel like she can do anything.


9 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day! Songs to Make You Love Your Mother

  1. Taare Zameen Par is such a frustrating movie! So preachy and didactic but flashes of brilliance throughout and the kid they cast in the lead is brilliant. I know the story of Aamir seizing control of the movie from the director so I think he’s responsible for where it falls short. Aamir, being your fan vexes me at times.

    Random: did you see that Sharukh is filming Zero in Alabama of all places?



    • Yes! But then I thought maybe it was just my small mindedness. First not thinking that Alabama would have a state of the art interesting science location to film in, and second not thinking it would have a Hindu temple. And then I had a third thought of “I could totally drive to Alabama in just like 12 hours, and hotel rooms would be cheap down there, total stalking opportunity!”

      On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 8:41 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Mother’s Day has been and gone here – hope you all had a good day with your children or furbabies or your own mothers. Thank you for the totally unexpected Mother’s Day card, Margaret. It arrived today making my cards total 2. 🙂


    • Yaaaaay! Glad it arrived on time, I sent it suuuuuuper early because mail can be weird.

      On Sun, May 13, 2018 at 11:34 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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