5 Bollywood Movies that help us Understand a Father Better

posted by Anupriya 23 Comments

This Fathers Day revisit some of the marvels of bollywood with a fathers love for his children at their core.


Baghban ul

A typical Indian father nurtures his kids’ lives with love and dedication. Even though he is pained by the fact that all his kids stay away from him, never does he hold them back from making progress in their lives. He is a self sufficient person with few expectations from his children, expect for his hope of a little care and respect from his sons and their families.

Every father who has toiled all his life to make real his children’s dream, expects only respect for himself and his wife and little bit of love and affection in his aging years. Trust me he really doesn’t need much else from you.


Daddy ul

A father who has failed himself for long, feels the need to reform himself for his daughter. He fights himself, and commits to fulfilling his kid’s one wish. A father is capable of resurrecting his self respect even in the face of adversities that challenge him at every step. And yes nothing can stop him from succeeding.

Do you remember any such instance where your father went out of his comfort zone to make you happy? From a father’s point of view, nothing can beat the sense of accomplishment when he raises the bar a notch higher to gain his kids’ admiration. To hear ‘My Daddy Strongest’ from their lad/girl is every father’s secret wish.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam

K3G ul

A proud father who takes pleasure in his kids’ capabilities and achievements may have one fallacy. He tends to believe that his kids will consider his wish as his command. Call it his ego or whatever he cannot bear the pain of his kids going beyond his wish. Yet, he loves his kids unconditionally. He may live in remorse for several years. He will live in a constant tug of war between his ego and his fatherly love for years. Do not forget the climax confession of a father, “Bado ki dant mein hi unka pyaar hota hai”.

Never take your father’s words on face value. Take a deep breath, and try and understand the underlying meaning of his words. For many fathers in this world, harsher their words, higher the degree of their concern for you.

Patiala House

PH ul

Sometimes your father’s dreams for you are different from yours and you find it difficult to bring this to his cognizance. He looks like the most difficult person on the earth. Nothing makes you more helpless than the feeling that you can go and win the world by realizing your dreams, but you are incapable of making your dad see this.

Yet know one thing – when you stand your ground a little longer and go all out to achieve what you want to, the tallest tower of pride that you will see around you will be your dad’s. The tinkle that you will see in your father’s eyes will make you feel that you have conquered not only this world, but the universe. So just hang on a little longer!


Madaari ul

A father who has been thrown the challenge of being a single parent has double the love to give to his child. He is also attached to his child with a bond double the strength. He has nothing else to look forward to other than a smile on his child’s face. In the situation of losing him due to someone else’s fault, puts him on a track that no one else understands.

This is one facet of a father’s heart than none of us want to give light to. It’s scary and heart rendering. Try and recall that one time in your life, when your father stood up against the world to defend you or protect you.

So this Father’s Day, gift your dad ‘UNDERSTANDING’.  This will be your tribute to him for a lifetime!

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Neha June 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Those were beautiful and strong characters that you mentioned. We have so many such real life heroes around us too

Mommy Tincture June 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Thanks Neha.

siddhartha Mishra June 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Strong character. Father is always an Inspiration

Gayathri September 29, 2017 at 8:03 am

Wow ! This is refreshing .. I would say .. A unique post .. comparing reel life characters to our real life dads! Thoroughly enjoyed reading it 🙂

manveen September 29, 2017 at 9:00 am

This is a very unique idea for a post. Interesting perspective on the depiction of the fathers.

Akshaya September 29, 2017 at 10:12 am

That’s a great idea for a post. My favourite movie dad is Prakash Raj’s character from Abhiyum Naanum (a Tamil movie, I think it may have been dubbed to Hindi too. Do check it out if you get a chance!)

Mala | September 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

I have only watched Baghbaan out of those movies. It was a wonderful story.
My favorite movie fathers are Naseeruddin Shah in Masoom and George Clooney in One Fine Day, even though he was so goofy in the movie.

renu vashishta September 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

All classics with iconic actors .A timeless and memorable collection portraying the beautiful bond!

Ophira September 30, 2017 at 12:54 pm

A fathers role in a child’s life is indispensable 😊 You have chosen some great characters from known Bollywood movies to portray these fatherly characteristics.

Neha September 30, 2017 at 3:09 pm

I liked the way you brought about various facets of fatherhood through movies. Nice post.

Rashmichand September 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Lovely and refreshing post. I am yet to watch madaari.. rest if the movies i have watched and i completely agree with you..

Neha @growingwithnemit September 30, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Oh how lovely, I am a movie buff and had watched all these movies many times, my recent fav being Madari as my fav hero acts in that. This is such a cool post. Thanks for writing!

Charu Gujjal September 30, 2017 at 10:31 pm

This is a refreshingly unique post. Guess, I haven’t seen half of these movies but now after reading your post, can’t wait to see them.

Deepa September 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Love all these movies and daddy is my favourite. I have not watched madaari but heard great reviews about it. Interesting list.

Disha Bhandari September 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm

I haven’t seen Madari yet but I’ll definitely watch it. This is a very unique list that you have compiled.

Karuna October 1, 2017 at 12:31 am

Such a fun post and so refreshing. Bhagwan and maadari were a great watch.

Pradnya October 4, 2017 at 1:08 am

Madari is the best in this category. Also there are many movies from Suraj Bharjatya Clan that always shows family bondings in a very beautiful way.

Vaishnavi October 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Have actually not watched most of these movies, adding them to my watchlist!

Nayantara Hegde October 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm

This is so interesting. I never did see things from that perspective. Having said I also need to catch up on these movies. I had never heard of Madaari. 🙁

Mommy Tincture October 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm

you must watch Madaari. In this post of mine, I feel that Madaari should clinch the winning trophy if movies were to be dedicated to fathers

LittleMisterTrouble October 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Its a wonderful compilation and also very unique. Love how you have drawn a parallel between the protagonists and dads. 🙂

Mamma Bear | Nikita October 8, 2017 at 12:35 am

What an interesting perspective. And to be honest, I have only watched K3G. I think I should make some time this weekend to watch the other 4 so I can make more sense of this. Good excuse for some movie time 🙂

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