Maa ke pairon taley jannat hai
Maa ki dua janaat ki hawa
Magar mere paas maa hai
Yeah, yeah, pata hai these are cheesy bus/rickshaw type quotes magar is waqt these are the only relevant ones I can think off the top of my head. But, wait, do we really need others to tell us what a central role mothers play in our lives? We know, for children there is no one more special than their mothers. A mother’s yes means the sun and the moon, and no matter how old we get we still turn around to seek our mothers’ stamp of approval.
But wait, does this mean all mothers are cast from the same mold? Do they all look and sound the same? Are they all equally loving, benevolent and altruistic?
Naah! I see you all shaking your heads. Ji bilkul humaray dramon ne humain kuch aur sikhaya ho na ho, kam az kam yeh zaroor sikhaya hai ke maa’on ki bohot saari types hoti hain. Check these ones out:
Maa Gumshuda = Totally clueless types
a) Fizza’s mother and mother-in-law, Muhabbat Ab Nahin Hogi
b) Romaisa, Muhabbat Subh Ka Sitara
c) Hadi’s mom, Alvida
d) Bi jan, Zawar’s mom in Ahista Ahista
Himmat Ho Tau Samney Aao = Iron ladies
a) Tayi ji, Laa
b)Maa ji, Firaaq
c) Begum Nawab, Sultanat-e Dil
Haye Meri Maa = Those who fret and cry like there’s no tomorrow
a) Mrs Tareen, Daniyal’s mother, Laa
b) Rahila, Numail’s mom, Tum Mere Hi Rehna
c) Gaiti and Kiran’s mom, Rishtey Kuch Adhooray Se
d) Malka, Noor Afroz’s mom, Kaneez
Mummy Jani = Totally chilled out/socialite/hifi aunty
a) Asma, Mohini’s mom, Goya
b) Mehrunnisa, Falak’s mom, Shehr-e Zaat
c) Nabeel and Zeeshan’s mom, Muhabbat Subh Ka Sitara Hai
d) Shaista, Sikander’s mom, Kankar
Maa Tujhe Salaam = PhDs in ghanchakar planning to the nth degree
a)Afia Begum, Mera Naam Yousuf Hai
b)Rashida, Sadqay Tumhare
c) Khala Khursheeda, Gar Maan Reh Jaye
Acha ji, tau this was just a sampling of the mom typology our dramas have introduced… ab you know the drill… come up with your own categories, pay tribute to your favorite TV mom, or perhaps you’d like to share the names of TV moms you’ve hated the most… matlab ke aap ki soch hai …
Rasm-e duniya bhi haye, mauqa bhi hai, dastoor bhi hai, aur M se Mother’s Day bhi hai, tau bas ab ho jayen shuru and lets acknowledge and appreciate our TV moms – maaro taalis, bajao seetis, and phenko some anday tamatar – kyonke in maa’on ke baghair tau na hero ki is duniya mein entry hoti hai na heroine ki… yani ke amma sahiba hain tau hamara drama hai, warna tau bas hawa pani par guzara hai!
Wishing all you ladies a very Happy Mother’s Day!
Written by SZ~