Mother India Reviews
December 11, 2013
Undoubtedly, a magnum opus it is! I simply loved Nargis in this film, and the character she portrayed of an Indian mother is one of the most amazing piece of craft ever.
October 11, 2013
True, there are dull spots and the overripe supporting cast pale beside Nargis' 'force of nature' central performance, but overall it's a wallowy treat.
a technicolor spectacular
September 18, 2013
An epic story of hardship and single-parent struggle. It's way too long and there's too many times when little is going on to capture the imagination, but at times when the plot is moving forward there's some good moments.
January 23, 2013
While it blends many elements together and may seem confusing at first, it is a great allegory for India after it achieved independence, using a struggling mother and her family to highlight the differences between right and wrong.
October 2, 2012
Mehboob Khan's epic tells a dynamic presentation of post-independence, post-colonial issues of India. With stellar and memorable performances by Nargis, Raaj Kumar, and Sunil Dutt, "Mother India" is a Bollywood zeitgeist that can be looked back on as a reminder of exceptional filmmaking and the predestined strives of life - and especially those of a "mother."
June 21, 2012
If one can get past the initial incredibly depressing 45 minutes, one is in for a truly satisfying tale of family values, right vs. wrong, and nationalistic symbolism. Nargis is a powerhouse in 'Mother India,' and catapults it into the upper levels of Bollywood fame.
This is one of the better paced Hindi films I've seen --- I actually wish the last half hour of the film could have been extended and thought it felt a bit rushed. One really feels the raw emotion coming from characters and the script while managing to forgo the melodrama that carries (or plagues, depending on who you ask) most Bollywood epics. And the climax? 'Mother India's ending simply has to be seen to be believed.
July 20, 2011
the Epic story of a Lifetime of a Poor Indian Woman, and also the tale of taking Decisions. Mehboob Khan maintained the integrity of Indian Cinema, when only Songs and Dances where made hit.
May 20, 2011
The danger of raising a spoiled piece of crap.
March 25, 2011
You've never seen an epic, melodrama, musical until you've seen THIS!!!
A classic of Bollywood, this movie is crazy! Ungodly long, you feel it and it literally goes from good to bad to worse to even worse! The husband looses his hands, then commits suicide, then the flood, then "Mom, the baby isn't breathing" and so on, and so forth! IT JUST KEEPS GOING AND EVEN WHEN IT LOOKS GOOD... IT ISN'T!!!!!
OMG! Hollywood has nothing on this movie when it comes to melodrama! OMG! SO MUCH DRAMA!!!!!
It looked good and the songs were catchy, just wished they had had subtitles but you kind of got the gist of the songs! And it was really, really well acted. Hee hee hee, the kid with Sachin's mannerisms, he was annoying!
Wait... this was only 2 1/2 hours? It felt much LONGER!!!
Yeah... not much criticism here!
February 4, 2011
very sad movie..............................it shows the reality
August 9, 2010
one of the best movies ever made. i cried so much no one could ever imagine, amazing and shockingly superb performances by each actors. The most popular film in Indian history -- it's said to have been playing somewhere in the country every day since its release. A gem made in the 'Golden Age' of Indian cinema. loved it alot. outstanding.
April 22, 2010
This is good.. really good.
March 5, 2010
brilliant film. complete with the evil money lender.
its at a time and place, no fancy tricks, no fancy story, just a story. And a great one at that.
a aa e ee i ii o oo u uu
Anyone going to India should watch this movie
March 4, 2010
Excellent movie. Watch it anytime just for the cinematic excellence.
August 12, 2009
nice tragedy if there is anything like nice 'tragedy'
May 30, 2009
I have a copy of this and watched a large chunk of it; it seemed impressive, but I really need to finish it before attempting a rating.
April 17, 2009
Hi this is my favrite life time picture,Still this is my best movie,i have seen so many times,but still enjoy it.
April 2, 2009
... To watch absolutly!
February 9, 2009
a masterpiece, classic
January 23, 2009
This too is my all time best...