3 of these movies have classic strong mother roles for Mother’s Day….and one does not, but I really love it. Which one shall we choose?
A Gentleman (for purchase on googleplay and youtube)
My favorite movie of 2017 (or 2016? Whichever year it came out, it was my favorite, is the point). Clever, fun, bright, great songs, Sid M. just oozing charm, it’s irresistible. And there is a small mother role at least, the heroine’s mother who is humorously completely marriage focused. You do have to pay for it, it’s not just streaming for free, but it’s only like $2 to rent! And it’s SO GOOD!
This is not good. No sane person should enjoy this movie. This movie is crazy. But we have some insane people on DCIB who do actually enjoy it, and there is a random Kajol cameo, and Shahrukh does drag, and Farida Jalal plays a body-builder mother to Shahrukh.
Maine Pyar Kiya (Prime and youtube for free)
So sweet, so Rajshri, so classic. And an amazing Reema Lagoo mother part, so holiday appropriate. Also, ugly costumes and a killer dove.
Happy New Year (Netflix)
I know, no one will agree to this movie, we JUST watched Dilwale a few weeks ago and all of that. But Daisy Irani’s role as Boman’s Mom is so great! And the movie is so happy! And there’s a dance contest!
This movie is extremely bad, but also has great action scenes, and might be amazing to snark at. It is the “sex in a tent hanging off a cliff” movie, if that gives you a sense of the dumb/entertaining combo. Also, it deals with motherhood in a really dumb way, so that’s kind of thematic, in terms of how NOT to represent mothers.