This should be a fun post for all of us to vent our ire! Movies always make mothers out to be these wise understanding people who we should forgive, no matter what. And so many of them are SO BAD!!!!
Let’s see, what mothers do I dislike the most? Just off the top of my head:
Ratna Pathak in Kapoor & Sons: She ruins her oldest son by living through him until he is afraid to tell her anything real about his life, just the happy acceptable parts. And she ruins her youngest son by making it clear she has no expectations for him and will give over everything he wants to his older brother.
Asoka’s Mother: First, she is so weak that she can’t protect her children in the royal household. Second, she blackmails her son by threatening a vow of silence until he agrees to leave the kingdom instead of fighting for his rights. And third, she lies about being sick to force her son to rush back (after she sent him away to begin with!) thereby making him leave his new wife and ruining his life.
Jodha’s Mother: First, she makes her daughter terrified of her new husband (who seems like a perfectly reasonable person). Second, she suggests that her daughter should kill herself to avoid the marriage. And third, when it is pointed out that this might be a bad diplomatic move, she still packs the poison in her daughter’s bag! Oh right, and then fourth, when her son-in-law comes for a post-marriage visit, she is all smilely and welcoming and even puts the marriage couple in the same room. This woman has no common sense!
Okay, who are your disliked mothers?