Veteran actress Reema Lagoo, who is best remembered as a soft spoken, always smiling 'Maa' of Bollywood, passed away at the age of 59 after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. While we mourn the loss of Hindi cinema's greatest actress, here's an ode to the wonderful roles and the films she did as Maa!
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
In Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, she gave comfort and guidance to Kajol’s heartbroken character. She wanted her to marry Salman but just like a mother, she always knew what was going on inside her heart!
Hum Aapke Hain Koun!
This movie is loved by generations and is a family classic solely because of Reema Lagoo’s lovable character! She was the Maa, we all grew up idolizing; funny, cute, and a guide to turn to whenever we were confused!
In this Sanjay Dutt movie, Reema played his mother who resorts to the ultimate weapon of death to make his son mend his ways. The movie won her a Filmfare Award.
Most recently, she was seen in Mahesh Bhatt’s TV Show Naamkaran. Rest in Peace, Reema Lagoo!
Maine Pyaar Kia
In Maine Pyar Kiya, she played Salman Khan’s mother who very much approves of Prem and Suman’s relationship. Like always, she was brilliant!
Main Prem ki Diwani Hoon
In this romantic comedy, she was seen as Prem Kumar’s mother, played by Abhishek Bachchan. her character brought life to the storyline. As a mother, Reema guided her introvert son about love.
Kal Ho Na HO
Who was more charming in Kal Ho Na Ho- Shah Rukh Khan or his strong yet lovable mother Reema Lagoo? She totally made us feel so attached to the character, which only a few can do!
Jis Desh Main Ganga Rehta Hai
She played a loving mother to Govinda, who had a strong heart to let go her adopted son to his real parents. The way she portrayed this character was truly amazing!
Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate
Resembling the old style Hrishikesh Mukherji films, Reema played a wonderful role in this Anil Kapoor –Juhi Chawla movie!
Hum Saath Saath Hai
In this Sooraj Barjatya film, she played quite a different and contrasting role as a mother, who gets divided between her own son and step son. Nonetheless, she was every bit the actress we would have liked to see in the role!