Vidya Balan might have set the trend saying movies work for three reasons – “Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment” but the any Cinema remains incomplete without Maa, Melodrama and lots of rona-dhona. Nothing can compare a mother’s love and Indian movies are just so full of these iconic motherly figures. Be it the Nirupa Roy from Deewar or Raakhee Gulzar from Karan Arjun, these actresses’ portrayed timeless roles. We take a look at top 5 iconic Bollywood mothers.

Nirupa Roy in Deewar

Just like Babuji Alok Nath, when Nirupa Noy would have been born, everyone would have congratulated saying, “Aapke Ghar Maa Hui Hai”. Well jokes apart, Nirupa Roy has been the most conventional mother, Indian Hindi Cinema industry has ever seen. She gained popularity playing mother of Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in 1975 classic Deewar.

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Nargis Dutt in Mother India

Nargis Dutt played on-screen mother to her then co-star and to be husband Sunil Dutt. Considered to one of the powerful performances in the Indian film fraternity, Nargis Dutt played a strong character that killed her own son to bring justice.

Raakhee Gulzar in Karan Arjun

Call it over the top acting, but it was Raakhee Gulzar’s incredible love that got her sons back from the dead. Being mother of two of the biggest superstars – Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan is not an easy task. And you just can’t get over when she says ‘Mere Karan Arjun Aayenge’. Can you?

Reema Lagoo in Hum Aapke Hai Kaun

Every mother in this country identified herself to Reema Lagoo as daughter’s mother. She is your typical mother who just loves her kids unconditionally. She cries a lot and smiles equally as well.

Jaya Bachchan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Jaya Bachchan portrayed the role of dotting mother in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, of Shahrukh Khan. She is sweet, emotional and loving mother of her adopted son, Rahul played by Shahrukh Khan.