Mother’s Day is just around the corner and the preps for the celebration must have already begun. It’s your duty as a child to honor your beloved mother on this day by showering her with love and affection that she deserves. This is the day when you get to cherish the bond with your mother, so make the most of it while it lasts! And what better than huddling together on the couch, with popcorn by your side and binge-watching films? To help save you from mindless scrolling through the options, we’ve selected the best ones that you can watch on ZEE5. Whether you are looking for a few hours of fun or yearning a group from your family, these 7 films on are just perfect to spend this special day with your mother.
Naal, starring Nagraj Manjule-the famous director of Sairat- along with Srinivas Pokale, depicts the beautiful bond shared between a mother and her child. In the film, a little boy named Chaitya, discovers that his real mother is not the woman that he has spent his nine years with. As a result, he sets out to find his biological mother. Naal takes us through the distance that Chaitya creates between him and his mother, as he begins to feel more attached to his biological mother. This film will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions and is a must-watch!
We begin with the National award-winning film Naal starring Nagraj Manjule and Srinivas Pokale. It is a beautiful take on the mother-son relationship. The film is a rollercoaster ride of emotions that takes us through the journey of a child named Chaitya. The child distances himself from his family when he discovers a hidden truth about his life. This film will make you feel attached to your mother more than ever, just as the name suggests.
Watch the film here.
2. Anandi Gopal
Anandi Gopal is a feature film which tells the tale of Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, the first Indian female doctor. Starring Lalit Prabhakar and Bhagyashree Milind, it traces the journey of Anandi who has to endure hardships all her life. The film also presents the social stigmas that were prevalent during the time. It is an inspirational journey of a woman who strives to acquire education to ultimately become a doctor. Guaranteed goosebumps for you and your mother! Watch the story unfold here.
Directed by Sachin Kundalkar, Vazandar is the story about two best friends Kaveri and Pooja who set out on a journey to lose weight together. They try to break free from the stereotypical representation of a woman in size zero. What sets this film apart is the eye-opening journey of these two ladies portrayed effectively by Saie Tamhankar and Priya Bapat. Just ‘weight’ and watch it here!
4. Elizabeth Ekadashi
Elizabeth Ekadashi is a 2014 Marathi film that revolves around Dnyanesh and his family living in Pandharpur. The family struggles to make ends meet while the entire town celebrates the festival of Ashadhi Ekadashi. Dnyanesh is even forced to let go off his favourite cycle which he likes to call Elizabeth. Will he find a way to get his cycle back? Watch the film here to find out.
Gulabjaam is a comedy-drama featuring Sonali Kulkarni and Siddharth Chandekar. The story revolves around Aditya who dreams of opening a restaurant in London which has a Maharashtrian gourmet menu. To make sure that he knows the dishes well, Aditya lands up in Pune where he comes across Radha who teaches him many dishes from the menu. The film is as sweet as it sounds. Watching it with your mom will surely melt your heart! Check the film out here.
6. Pushpak Vimaan
Starring Mohan Joshi and Subodh Bhave in lead roles, Pushpak Vimaan is a touching story of a grandfather who wants to board a plane just like Sant Tukaram and is keen on seeing the heaven. On the other hand, his grandson Vilas is a practical man living in Mumbai. How will he adjust to his beloved grandfather’s make-belief world? Find out by watching Pushpak Vimaan here.
7. Dr Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero
Released in the year 2014, Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero is biographical film based on the life of eminent social worker Prakash Amte and his family who has devoted his life to uplift the tribals living in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. It is a great story of love, sacrifice, understanding, and trust of this noble personality. We bet your mother would love to watch it! Stream it here.