Sridevi Raveena

Sridevi (right) and Raveena Tandon. (Photo provided)

MUMBAI—The makers of “The Mother” decided to change the title of their movie to “Maatr-The Mother,” as another movie titled “Mom” starring Sridevi and produced by Boney Kapoor is coming up.

Movie titles, as we all know, are aggressively fought over, but good sense prevailed here to have a relatively peaceful change in name. Of course, other than the title, there is little in common between the two movies. While Sridevi’s “Mom,” traces a fragile relationship between a stepmother and daughter, “Maatr-The Mother” is a hard-hitting drama based on rape.

The latter film’s director Ashtar Sayed confirmed, “We were planning to use the title “The Mother” for our film, but that title had already been taken and was not available. Also, a movie titled ‘Mother 98’ was made in 2000 and we did not want any connection with that. Moreover, we were aware that Boney Kapoor was also making a movie titled ‘Mom.’ So we felt that our title was the best for our film.”

In ‘Mom,’ a mother’s love for her daughter transcends everything and she takes on the corrupt system.

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