• Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

“Mother India” is a Hindi-language epic drama film directed by . The film follows the story of Radha, a poverty-stricken woman who lives in a rural Indian village with her husband and children. Despite facing numerous challenges, including famine, drought, and personal tragedy, Radha remains steadfast in her commitment to her family and her community.


“Mother India” is a classic of Indian cinema and a powerful, emotionally resonant film that explores the struggles and triumphs of a rural Indian family. The film's direction by is masterful, and the performances by the cast, particularly as Radha, are exceptional. The movie's depiction of the hardships faced by rural Indians, including poverty, social inequality, and natural disasters, is harrowing and thought-provoking, and the story builds to a powerful and emotional climax. “Mother India” is a landmark of Indian cinema and a film that continues to inspire and move audiences.


“Mother India” was India's first submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, and it was nominated for the award in 1958. The film won several awards at the 1958 Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for , and Best Actress for .


“Mother India” has remained a beloved and respected film in India and around the world since its release in 1957. The movie's powerful storytelling, exceptional performances, and poignant themes have made it a classic of Indian cinema and a touchstone of the country's cultural heritage. “Mother India” continues to be celebrated by audiences and critics alike as a landmark of Indian cinema and a masterpiece of world cinema.

Directed by
Produced by
Written by
Wajahat Mirza
S. Ali Raza
Based on Aurat
Starring ,
Music by Naushad
Cinematography Faredoon A. Irani
Edited by Shamsudin Kadri
Mehboob Productions
Release date 25 October 1957 (India)
Running time 172 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget est. ₹6 million
Box office est. ₹80 million

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