Mother India - 1957
Written and directed by Mehboob Khan, Mother India is a 1957 Hindi film starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raaj Kumar. A melodrama, Mother India is actually a remake of Mehboob’s earlier film Aurat, which was released in 1940. The film portrays the story of am archetypal Indian woman Radha, played by Nargis.
One of the all-time box office hits, the film bagged National Film Award for Third Best Feature Film in 1958. Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey sung beautiful songs composed by Naushad, one of the foremost music directors for Bollywood films.