It’s Father’s Day and while we’re sure you’ve all gotten something special for your dads, nothing beats a warm Bollywood film on a rainy day. Here are 5 movies that are perfect to sit tight and watch with your dad.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Apart from being one of the best Bollywood films ever, this one also features not one but two of the best Bollywood dads ever. While Anupam Kher plays SRK’s dad as easy-going and always supportive i.e. the perfect dad, Amrish Puri plays Kajol’s conservative father as the classic Bollywood patriarch. But his turn of heart at the end leaves us with the forever golden line “Jaa Simran, jee le apni zindagi!” Is there anything better a dad could say?
We could’ve populated this list entirely with Amitabh Bachcan movies. The legend has played every kind of father imaginable from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham to Sooryavansham, not to mention subverting the role with Paa. But we decided to pick this recent gem, where Amitabh plays the overly concerned with his bowels and not much else dad to Deepika Padukone. It’s a refreshingly sweet and sour look at the relationship between a father and daughter.
We’ve watched this 90s comedy so many times we’ve lost count! Kamal Haasan plays a man so desperate to see his estranged daughter, he decides to dress up as an elderly woman and play the role of her nanny. This was the first film directed by Haasan and it’s a laugh a minute rollercoaster ride. Never a bad watch!
Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!
While we didn’t want to go too dark with paternal relationships, we couldn’t help pick this quirky take on the subject from Dibakar Banerjee. In a fascinating twist, Paresh Rawal plays three roles: as Abhay Deol’s father and two different father figures he meets at different stages in his life. They all have their pluses and minuses, but together they contribute to the making of the infamous ‘superchor’ that is Lucky.
Do Dooni Chaar
In this sweet little dramedy, Rishi Kapoor plays a middle class school teacher trying to keep his family happy while struggling with the economy. This was the first time he and Neetu Singh were seen together on screen after almost 30 years. As an average man trying to have it all, Rishi proves he’s one of India’s best actors.
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