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One of the most popular movies ever made in India, on top of that a critics darling, people use to watch it every month
I did not understand most of this movie as the subtitles did not work and when they did they barely made sense. It's also very depressing. Not the best Bollywood movie even if the subtitles did work, very weird movie too. Did not care for this.
A beautiful bride becomes a mother of mythological strength while under the weight of debt, of strife, of abandonment, of death, of life, all while being a pillar of honour to her children and to her village. This 3hr tragic Bollywood melodrama is truly an experience.
Mother India is the garishly flamboyant Technicolor Communist counterpoint to the Apu Trilogy. Although it is basically a Communist propaganda poster come to life, it is thoroughly engrossing and entertaining.
Long and often disjointed but also entertaining.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.