Bollywood has paid tribute to mothers through numerous songs. To make your mum feel special on Mother’s Day today, why not croon — or play — one of these numbers for her? Here’s a pick of songs:
Meri maa: This National Award-winning song from Taare Zameen Par (2007), composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and written by Prasoon Joshi, brought tears to everyone’s eyes thanks to the lyrics and the music. In the song, a child talks about his loneliness when his mother is not around.
Maye ni maye: One of the more popular songs depicting a friendly relationship between a daughter and a mother, it was a part of the 1994 film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, picturised on Madhuri Dixit.
Maa da laadla: If you want things to be light and funny, you can go ahead with this hit Dostana song picturised on John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra. Penned by Kumaar and composed by Vishal and Shekhar, the song is replete with hilarious punches.
Tu kitni achhi hai: This sweet song from the film Raja Aur Rank (1968) was written by Anand Bakshi and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Mumma: A sweet, happy song from Vinay Pathak starrer Dasvidaniya, Mumma instantly touches a chord. The song was written, composed and sung by Kailash Kher for the movie that came in 2008.
Teri ungli: Anil Kapoor sang this song in Laadla (1994) for Farida Jalal, whose character suffers from paralysis in the film. The song basically revolves around how a son should take care for his mother the way she did when he was a kid.
Kushiyon ka din aaya hai: It is one of the most popular mother-son songs that had hit the screens in the 1990s. The song featured in the super hit film Beta (1992) that had Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles. It was crooned by Anuradha Paudwal, composed by Anand-Milind and written by Sameer.
Mummy o mummy: If you want to have some fun, then this is the song for you. Mummy o mummy is a hilarious and brings about few lighter moments. The song that featured in 1978 film Khatta Meetha was sung by Kishore Kumar. The lyrics were by Gulzar and it was composed by Rajesh Roshan.
Ae maa teri surat se alag: This is from the 1966 film Daadi Maa. Sung by Mahendra Kapoor and composed by Rajesh Roshan, the song compares a mother with the almighty and talks about her importance in children’s lives.