Bollywood Fathers : Happy Father’s Day!

Ya, I know I am bit late in posting this…but everyday is Father’s Day so lets try and decode a few father-son / father-daughter  relationships as one comes across in Bollywood and cheers to ”Pitaji Diwas” 😉
Here goes my favourite 5  adorable, authoritative, loving, strong , vulnerable, dictator, inspirational fathers of Hindi films/Bollywood who  have bedazzled the screen every time they have made an appearance.

#1 Prithviraj Kapoor (Mughal-e-Azam, 1960/2004*)

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The father of all the father‘s! Emperor Akbar‘s Bollywood counterpart Prithviraj Kapoor! My favourite ‘Father’s Day‘ material! This father-son relationship takes an epic twist when Kapoor , the father,goes out of his way to weed out the lovey-dovey romantic sapling growing in his own backyard- Salim andAnarkali! 
 
* Mughal-e-Azam was theatrically re-released in coloured version in the year  2004.
 
 

#2  Anupam Kher (Saaransh ,1984)

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An inspirational contender for the Father’s Day list.  ‘B.V. Pradhan’s’ (Anupam Kher)  father-son  story comes with a note of caution (from me ;)) : Never take an old, helpless, caring , principled,  vulnerable father at his face value  especially if he is strong enough to fight for the rights of  others and refuses to explain his motive behind it!
 
 

#3 Amrish Puri (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, 1995)

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 If the colour grey had a human birth it had to be called Amrish “Baldev” Puri!  Puri appears as an over protective father in one of the most entertaining father-daughter stories of Bollywood. This repulsive yet attractive father  unintentionally turns in to one hedgehog in his own daughter‘s love story! 
 
 

#4   Anupam Kher (Daddy, 1989)

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 Yes,  Kher again on the Father’s Day list!  I understand alcoholic loser fathers are best left behind the social closet. But this ‘Anand’ fellow deserves a mention as a father for coming out gracefully and rehabilitating himself musically to make up for the jeopardy that the father-daughter relation was threatened with.
 
 
 
 
 #5 Mehmood (Kunwara Baap,1974)
 
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 Mehmood’s brush with misfortune as a father  in the form of Polio (effecting his son) saw him producing a movie and enlightening the audience as how not to produce a generation of diseased human species. Another Bollywood saga on father-son  relation where a step-father  doesn’t hesitate to give up on his life for the well being of his adopted son.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please feel free to lash out or appreciate.

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