“Mother India” is a 1957 epic drama movie directed by Mehboob Khan. It stars Nargis, Sunil Dutt, and Rajendra Kumar in lead roles.
Synopsis: The movie tells the story of Radha, a poor but strong-willed woman who faces various hardships and struggles to raise her two sons after her husband is disabled and unable to work. Radha takes up farming and battles against drought and famine, while also dealing with the advances of a local moneylender named Sukhilala. The movie explores themes of family, sacrifice, and the struggle between tradition and modernity in rural India.
Awards: The movie was nominated for one Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won several other awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and the Filmfare Award for Best Film.
“Mother India” is widely considered to be one of the greatest Indian movies ever made and a landmark in Indian cinema. It was also the first Indian movie to be nominated for an Academy Award. The movie's portrayal of a strong, independent woman who stands up against injustice and oppression has made it a cultural touchstone in India and a symbol of national pride.
|Directed by||Mehboob Khan|
|Produced by||Mehboob Khan|
|Written by||Mehboob Khan
S. Ali Raza
by Mehboob Khan
|Cinematography||Faredoon A. Irani|
|Edited by||Shamsudin Kadri|
|Release date||25 October 1957 (India)|
|Running time||172 minutes|
|Budget||est. ₹6 million|
|Box office||est. ₹80 million|