By Subhash K. Jha
The portrayal of mothers in Hindi cinema has undergone a huge transition - from the sacrificing ones of the 1960s and 70s to the working and even single moms of today. But the roles of mothers has somewhat got diluted over the years - a few exceptions apart, of course.
Last week's terribly unfunny comedy "Mr White & Mr Black" tried to get funny about the mother's role.
The film had Ashish Vidyarthi as a weepy, broken-hearted don grieving for his mother whom he killed by accident. He then sits around weeping buckets while watching sentimental films about the mother-figure. This includes "Deewar" where Shashi Kapoor shuts Amitabh Bachchan