Gone are the days when being a mum meant being the epitome of sacrifice and selflessness. With changing times, movies and television have also changed the portrayal of mothers on screen. Today they are sassy like Kirron Kher in Dostana, fiercely strong like Sally Field in Forrest Gump, protective like Kala from Tarzan and independent like Vidya Balan in Paa.
This Mother’s Day, we are celebrating these wholesome and hearty portrayals! We bring to you five iconic mothers from your favorite movies/TV shows for you to find out which character best describes your mother.
Your mom might have a traditional outlook of the world, but like Sashi from English Vinglish, her zeal and openness to learn new things and grow each day are unbeatable. This trait of hers is what helps you in garnering her support with your big decisions in life. She always goes out of her way to understand your point of view and stand by your side.
Add a pinch of sweet drama, a dollop of emotions, two pounds of worry, and Voila! Mrs. Acharya is the best character to describe your mom. She worries about your food, your health, your stress levels at work and then some more about your food. The best part about your mom? She never thinks twice when it comes to protecting you against the whole world. She is the wall between you and the world (or sometimes between your dad and you). Just like Kirron Kher in Dostana, her love and care for you trump everything else in the world.
Mum? No! More like your best friend. She, like Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls, is your 2 AM friend and doesn’t shy away from being your partner in crime. She knows all your secrets and always listens to you without any judgment (well, most of the time) and you never fail to take her advice seriously on the important things. It would be safe to say that your favorite time is when you get to chill with your mom over a cup of chai.
Your mom is a multitasker who aces every task that she takes up. She juggles between being a daughter, a mother, a wife, a sister, and a working professional. You fail to understand how she glides into every role with such ease. Her ambitious nature is what inspires you to do better each day and she really is your number one role model. You are also fascinated by how she manages to be the rock of the family, like Claire from The Modern Family.
Your mother is a strong woman who reminds everyone of Raja Mata aka Sivagami from Baahubali. She is fierce and independent which might have made her seem like a strict mother in your childhood. But as you grew older, she became your most trusted and reliable friend who can fight the world for you. She is very firm with her principles and ideals and expects the same from you.
Did you find a character here that describes your mother the best? Well, whether you found it here or not, tell us in the comments which movie/TV series character best describes your mom?
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