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Best on-screen mothers and their films to stream on OTT

On the occasion of Mother's Day, let's go through a list of best on-screen moms and their films which are available for streaming on different OTT platforms.

Best on-screen mothers and their films to stream on OTT
Jaya Bachchan and Sridevi as Bollywood mothers.

Last Updated: 04.20 PM, May 12, 2024


People across the world are celebrating Mother's Day on May 12, 2024. This is a special day dedicated to all the moms worldwide. While our mothers are superwomen, some on-screen moms in films proved that they're equally good. On this special occasion, we look at the list of the best on-screen mothers, played by Bollywood actresses, and their films which are available on different OTT platforms. Actresses like Sridevi, Neena Gupta, Farida Jalal, Jaya Bachchan and Reema Lagoo beautifully portrayed the role of a mom on the silver screen.

Best on-screen mothers and their films on OTT

Jaya Bachchan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Director: Karan Johar

OTT platform: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Star cast: Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan


Jaya Bachchan essayed the role of Nandini Raichand in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Her portrayal of a mother in this Karan Johar film was that of an emotional yet strong woman, who always stood for her children. The famous scene of Jaya's Nandini sensing her son Shah Rukh Khan aka Rahul's arrival in India is still etched in everyone's mind. You can watch K3G with your mom on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

Sridevi in Mom

Director: Ravi Udyawar

OTT platform: ZEE5

Star cast: Sridevi, Sajal Aly

Sridevi's portrayal is Devki Sabarwal in Ravi Udyawar's Mom is the perfect example of how a mother can go to any extent to protect her kids. The film sheds light on Devki setting out on a mission to take revenge on the ones who assaulted her stepdaughter at a party. Sajal Aly essayed the role of Sridevi's stepdaughter in this 2017 film. The movie is available for streaming on ZEE5 and OTTplay Premium.

Farida Jalal in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Director: Aditya Chopra

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video (on rent)

Star cast: Farida Jalal, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri

Written and directed by Aditya Chopra, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of the finest Hindi movies of all time. In this movie, Farida Jalal essayed the role of a supportive mother to her on-screen daughter Kajol. The veteran actress beautifully portrayed the essence of a doting mother, who unconditionally loves her children. DDLJ is available on Amazon Prime Video (on rent).

Neena Gupta in Badhaai Ho

Director: Amit Sharma

OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Star cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao

Amit Sharma's Badhaai Ho featured Neena Gupta as a fierce mother who challenged societal norms with late pregnancy. The senior actress' character was full of strength and ability to fight against societal judgements. Her unconditional love for her already grown-up kids is evident in the movie, which is available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Reema Lagoo in Hum Saath Saath Hain

Director: Sooraj Barjatya

OTT platform: ZEE5, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Star cast: Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Salman Khan, Mohnish Behl

The 1999 film Hum Saath Saath Hain featured Reema Lagoo as Mamta, who was a loving and caring mother to Salman Khan aka Prem, Neelam Kothari aka Sangeeta and Saif Ali Khan aka Vinod. Her character in Sooraj Barjatya's film was such that she equally loved her stepson Mohnish Behl aka Vivek as her son. The family drama can be watched on ZEE5, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.