Inspired by everyday lives and the norms and values of our society, Dhallywood films have always managed to incorporate mothers in their storylines.
This Mother’s day, Showtime has decided to pay tribute to the most beloved on-screen mothers of Dhallywood.
Rawshan Jamil’s brilliant acting in Jibon Theke Neya by Zahir Raihan is still unbeatable. She has been unparalleled in donning the mother character in numerous films. Some of Rawshan Jamil’s more popular television drama serials include the likes of Humayun Ahmed’s Dhakay Thaki and Sakal Sandhya. She was also praised for her superb performance on stage in Gorkir Ma.
The veteran received several awards for her contribution to the stage and film fraternity like the prestigious National Film Award, the Bangladesh Film Journalist Association Award, Tarakalok Puruskar and so on. She received the Ekushey Padak for dance in 1995. Rawshan Jamil died on May 14, 2002.
Ever since she appeared on the popular drama titled Ayomoy by Humayun Ahmed where she plays the role of a blind woman, Dilara Zaman won the hearts of one and all. Dilara Zaman has won several prestigious awards, including the Ekushey Padak and National Film Award. A familiar face in popular TV plays, her acting has only become more powerful throughout the decades. She rose to fame for her performances in Aguner Poroshmoni (1994), Tumi Ashbe Boley (2012) and Aaj Amader Chhuti (1992).
Rumour has it that many actors and actresses in the Bangladeshi industry refer to her as “Sharmili Ma.” That is the image that she has imprinted on the minds of our TV audiences. Actress Sharmili Ahmed has portrayed the roles of numerous mothers for almost four decades. Be it on the silver or small screen, the actress has become the symbol of a loving, caring and sacrificing mother.
Another actress who has been unparalleled in playing motherly characters is Shabana. Her performance in Moroner Pore made everyone shed tears and after that, the Shabana - Alamgir pair was cast in over 100 films, with each film doing well in terms of earning a profit. The pair was considered to be the most successful in the Bangladeshi industry after Razzak-Kabari. Mentionable films of Shaban include Abuj Mon, Dui Paisar Alta, Madhu Milon, Madhumita, Nupur, Anubhob, Satya Mithya, Laxmir Sangsar, Monihar, Anurager Chhowa, Badhu Biday, Nasib, Usila, Moroner Pore, Judge Barrister, Shashon, Banglar Badhu, Bhabhir Sangshar, Shamir Adesh, Don, and Nanad Bhabi. She was successful in playing a diverse range of characters like that of a lover, wife, bhabi, servant, mother, bandit and so on.
Shabana received a number of awards including the National Film Award and Special Award. She is currently living in the USA with her family. Shabana may currently not be an active member in the film community but is still alive in the hearts of millions.