Mother India

1957, Movie, NR, 152 mins

The most popular film in Indian history--it's said to have been playing somewhere in the country every day since its release. This epic melodrama is so widely known and deeply revered that Indira Gandhi used the title on election posters and campaigned with star Nargis Dutt at her side. Radha (Nargis) is a rural matriarch who loses her husband (Raj Kumar) after a farming accident. With her sons, she struggles to survive despite the machinations of a singularly villainous landlord. When wayward son Birju (Sunil Dutt) becomes an outlaw, Radha must act to restore order to the community.

Director Mehboob Khan's very Indian brand of Marxism is neatly represented by...

Released: 1957 Rated: NR Length: 152 mins

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