5 Screen crafts for every daughter-mother there
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995): The film is a hardcore raj-simran stuff but the audience ignored the ordeal of a mother, who fought the hard core patriarchy, and came out victorious when Farida Jalal asks Kajol to leave and run away. Majority of mothers in india still face the same dilemma.
Neerja (2016): One of most ignored aspect is the contribution of our mother in managing our lives, Rama Bhanot (Shabana Azmi), laadli beti (Sonam Kapoor) is a flight attendant. Rama ensures that everything is in place before beti leaves for the job. Simple routine of Rama makes us realise the extreme persistence our mothers followed for years to ensure whatever required for us.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002): Well this movies doesn’t fall in the category of inspiring mother but Shaheen Khan portrayal of a mother to an 18-year-old Punjabi daughter, Jesminder ‘Jess’ Bhamra (Parminder Nagra) depicts the true indian mother. Where she believes that making roti and getting married to a good boy, is the ultimate salvation of a girl and not playing football. Audience may reject her as traditional but her concern for daughter is as genuine as our own mother.
Nil Battey Sannata (2016): Intense struggle of a mother presented in the lightest manner. A mother despite many troubles in her way ,ensures that her daughter gets the best of everything. She even joins the same class where her daughter studies to inspire her and to make her understand the importance of education and using the same as tool to get a well and reputed life. Swara Bhasker played the role of a mother effortlessly and made us all cry like anything.
Delhi Crimes (Netflix, 2019): Technically this doesn’t qualify to be called as movie but the ultimate depiction of a mother’s struggle with a women cop, by Shefali Chhaya is noteworthy. Series shows us the strongest character of a working mother. She is ready to defend her daughter in the world full of predators fearlessly and even with her hard job profile manages his family life in the best way.