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Mother India

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India · 1957
2h 52m
Director Mehboob Khan
Starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar
Genre Drama

In this epic melodrama, a poverty-stricken village woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. In the absence of her husband and against the best efforts of a cunning moneylender, she rises above her circumstances to be there for both her children and for herself.

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The New York Times by Dave Kehr

The film is at once a sort of Indian "Stella Dallas," which finds the heroine making sacrifice after sacrifice on behalf of her family, and a "Gone With the Wind"-style epic of social change.


Film Threat by Phil Hall

More of a curio than a classic and it takes the strongest of constitutions to endure this film without entertaining notions of matricide

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