Raising a toast to the new age amma in Telugu cinema
Moms are a lot more glamourous today than a generation ago. That’s what is being reflected on screen,” said Tollywood’s favourite on-screen mother, Annapurna, commenting on changing portrayal of new age mommies on screen. But it’s not just the style stakes that have gone up. Whether it’s Ramya Krishna in Bahubali or Madhoo in Surya vs Surya, these moms are breaking the stereotype of the unidimensional ‘loving’ amma characters of yore… Here’s to them!
Super Mom: Ramya krishna as Sivagami in Bahubali
Ramya Krishna’s queen mother act in Bahubali, set a new benchmark for supermoms on screen. Her character was as powerful as that of her sons, Bhallaladeva and Bahubali. And, she proved that the hand that rocks the cradle can also rule with an iron fist. More power to Ramya!
The runaway mom: Nadhiya as Sunanda in Attarintiki Daaredi
she’s the cool mom, who walks the tight rope of being both friend and parent — the kind of mommy Gen Next identifies with. She allows her daughters a party night, but wants to have a say on the length of their skirt. She’s a rebel, in that she picked the man she wanted to marry, against her father’s wishes, but thinks it’s OK to pick who her daughter should marry. She’s the kind of mom who makes you want to rebel, but also wins you over with her mommy ways.
Mommy cool: Jayasudha as Dr Shailaja in Yevadu
a single mother, a successful doctor and a dynamic woman who shares a great bond with her son (Charan). She hangs out with her son’s girlfriend, gives him relationship gyan and even faces the big bad guys unfazed, when they come to threaten her. Dr Shailaja is the kind of mom who is winning at life and parenting in one go! This character set some serious #lifegoals for the moms of 20-somethings out there.
Aamma adorable: Aishwarya as Nagamani in Kalyana Vaibhogame
She’s the typical Indian mom, whose happiness revolves around your wedding. She is such an enthu amma, that she even walks into a pub where her son hangs out with his buddies, with a big smile on her face and snacks in her hand. She knows how to have fun, her energy is infectious and you wouldn’t have a clue about the battles she fights. That’s so mumma-like!
Awesome amma: Pavitra as Parvati in Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju
She feeds her son goru muddhalu, let’s him pursue his dream of becoming an athlete, doesn’t want to him to be part of the rat race, and why, even tells him to fall in love — ‘Preminchara… baguntundi’. Her life revolves around her son — she raises him single-handedly, and has his back till her last breath.
Chilled out mom: Madhoo as Aditi Devi in Surya vs Surya
Madhoo, as the mother of a son who suffers from a rare medical condition, is the no-nonsense woman personified. Not prone to melodrama, she drops life lessons casually, while rocking chic Indian ensembles. She’s funny even when she’s sentimental. When life’s down in the dumps, this is the kind of mom everyone needs.