Mother India is a 1957 Indian epic drama directed by Mehboob Khan. The film is a powerful narrative of hardship, resilience, and motherhood and is considered a milestone in Indian cinema. The plot centers around Radha, played by Nargis, a poverty-stricken woman who single-handedly raises her sons amid numerous hardships after her husband is maimed in an accident and leaves the family. She fights relentlessly against adversity and societal expectations to maintain her family's honor. Mother India was the first Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and it won the Filmfare Best Film Award. When adjusted for inflation, the film is still one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies ever.
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