On the occasion of Mother's Day and platinum jubilee year of Indian cinema, let's have a look at some of the memorable mommies of big screen, who will always remain immortalized in the memories of cine fans.
In cult classic movie Mother India Nargis portrayed the character of an countryside mother who undergoes numerous plights to nurture her two children.
This motherly avatar of Nargis fetched tons of accolades from the fans and is still counted as one of the milestone performances of her.
This much desired mom of 70s had always been the first choice to play the character of Amitabh's mother on the big screen.
Post the success of milestone flick Deewar and its dialogue 'Mere Paas Maa Hai', Nirupa turned into patent onscreen mother of Big-B.
The other cine sagas that witnessed Nirupa, playing Amitabh's mother are Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Suhaag, Mard and Lal Badshah.
Farida is among those actress who deserve the credit for redefining the onscreen character of mother on the big screen.
Farida's performance as liberal and bubbly mother in cine flicks like, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil To Paagal Hai and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, keeps her apart from those traditional mom characters played by her predecessors.
The original 'Zoohar jabeen' of Bollywood Achala Sachdev too comes in the league of Bollywood's memorable moms, for her iconic motherly performances in cine flicks like Waqt, Arzoo, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Mera Naam Joker, Chandni.
In the entire course of her journey as onscreen mother of various superstars Rakhi has always been magnificently natural.
Rakhi has thoroughly proved her deftness in playing the character of mother in movies like Karan Arjun, Ram Lakhan, Khalnayak, Baazigar, Soldier, Ek Rishta.
One of the most desired lead actress of yesteryears, Jaya too has entered the onscreen mother club of Bollywood.
One of the most famous mommy role of Jaya was in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham where she played a women stuck between warring father and son.
Jaya's performance as mother in cine flicks Kal Ho Na Ho, Lagaa Chunnari Mein Daag and Fiza also fetched praises for her.
Unlike other placid moms of big screen Lalitha Pawar will always be remembered for her onscreen curmudgeon attitude as mother or mother-in-law.
Lalita has the longest ever innings as onscreen mother, with some of the super hits like Dahej, Thokar,Sasural, Junglee, Grihasti, Bluff Master, Sangam, Kohra, Khandaan dating back to the era of 50s and 60s.
Zohra recently turned 100 but even at this stage of life her enthusiasm and sparky attitude toward life deserves accolades.
Zohra is among those few actresses who are widely admired as onscreen grandma by the cine fans.
Her distinct style of acting in some of her recent cine flicks Cheeni Kum, Saawariya, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam etc makes her the classy mom of the big screen.
The evergreen Maa or Daadimaa of Bollywood Dina Pathak is also among the league of most adored women in mother's role.
Dina exhibited her endless motherly charm in numerous cine flicks like Saat Hindustani, Umrao Jaan, Arth, Mausam,Sacha Jhoota, Golmaal,Aankhen, Khoobsoorat.