Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Great Dads In Bollywood Movies





Fathers have a great role to play.
Great dads have the best interests of the child at heart. They want their child to grow and be happy. They plan everyday how to make their child’s life better and also for a great future. 

Hindi cinema has portrayed many great dads.
Here are some great dads and their qualities from Bollywood movies :

Optimistic, Encouraging & Building Confidence
In the movie- Fashion, when the dejected heroine returns home, her father encourages her to go and make her comeback. He tells her that she is his daughter and she cannot be defeated. She has to win! Yes, she does and makes him proud!

Being Present & Supportive of Child’s Interests
In the movies- Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania & Kick, the hero’s dad is present at all times. He even gives his lifetime savings for his son’s interests.
In the movie- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, the hero’s dad is a pillar of support, who fulfills his son’s desires including sponsoring a Europe-trip after his son has flunked his graduation-exam, & a trip to India to win over his son’s ladylove!

Taking Strict Steps To Benefit Child
In the movie- Waqt, the hero’s father asks him to leave home his home. The hero struggles a lot, changes his spoilt-brat ways and becomes a successful movie-star, and his dad is happy.

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Movie: Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahi ; ImageSource
Knowing What’s Best & Planning for the Future
In the movie- Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahi, the heroine’s millionaire dad knows that the movie-star beau his daughter has chosen is only after his money. He forces his daughter to run away from her marriage so that she can marry the simple and honest journalist who loves her! Dad knows that the latter will make a perfect husband for his daughter!

Forgiving & Accepting
For a father, his child will be ‘child’ even she/he is grown-up. A great dad forgives his child’s mistakes provided the latter genuinely means it. As they say- ‘Forgiveness is divine’. Great dads accept if their child marries her/his lover who’s of a different community/faith/nation etc.
Proof: Many movies like- Bombay, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, 2 States etc.

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Movie: 3 Idiots ; Image Source
Providing Comfort & Freedom & Making Amends
In the movie- 3 Idiots, Farhan’s dad sets up an AC in Farhan’s room & not anywhere else in his home, so that Farhan can study in comfort and do  well! Though Farhan’s dad wants him to be an engineer, he allows his son to pursue his passion of photography. He even offers to replace the gift laptop, he has lovingly bought for Farhan, with a camera as that’s his son's desire

Owning up & Taking Charge
Great dads own up their mistakes too!
In the movie- PK, the heroine’s father has always given her full freedom to pursue her interests, in India & abroad. However, on the advice of his religious guru, he does not want her to marry her lover from Pakistan and disowns her. Later, he realizes his mistake and cheers for her!
Movie: Shaadi Ke Side Effects ; Image Source
Sincerity & Willingness
In the movie- Shaadi Ke Side Effects, the father does irresponsible acts like once he forgets his daughter outside while he gets busy watching a match on their outing. Later, he decides and makes serious effort to be a great dad.
No child will shiver or wilt when blessed with such great dads! 

Note- Have just mentioned a few examples from Bollywood in this post.

What makes a dad great? Which movie has a #GreatDad ? Do share in the comments below.
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42 comments:

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    1. Indeed Ananya :) We are Bollywood fans :)

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  2. I love Anupam Kher in Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin , Daddy, Saaransh, AB in Waqt, Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna:)

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    1. Thanks for sharing your favorites, Vishal :)
      All these roles show great dads.

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  3. I guess any dad who seems real with human flaws and supports his family is a wonderful dad for me.

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    1. True Rachna. We can spot many wonderful dads :)

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  4. That's an interesting compilation honoring great dads of Hindi Cinema! The roles essayed by Amrish Puri and Anupam Kher as dads in DDLJ are epic!

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    1. Thanks Arti.
      Yes, DDLJ is a cult movie & the two roles are iconic Bollywood dads!

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  5. Awesome post Anita! .
    . and I am kicking myself real hard that why I did not come up with this idea...:o
    Love you for your Hindi Films connection as I am also a movie buff :)
    It is a paisa wasool post ;) :)
    wishes n hugs :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words & support, Kokila :)
      Movies have this effect on crazy fans like you & me :)
      Glad you liked it!

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  6. Neat set of examples! I guess spending time with the child is a great thing.

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  7. Great post Anita! In fact I also like the dads in all the movies mentioned by you. In addition, I liked Nagis' father in "Chori Chori"( the role played by Anupam Kher in remake " dil hai ki manta nahi"). I also like Amitabh Bachchan in "Kabhi kabhi" for the sweet song he writes for her daughter.

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    1. Thanks for sharing more examples & your sweet words, Ratna.
      Yes, I have watched Chori Chori & Kabhie Kabhie :) Great dads!

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  8. And DDLJ Soul-sis the hero's dad was so cool no...super post bollywood tadka.

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    1. Truly Soul-sis. Agree about the hero's dad in DDLJ :)

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  9. Anita, Kevin Costner plays a great part in the new move Black or White, but as a grandfather who wants the best for his granddaughter. My own father always told me there was nothing I couldn't do if I set my mind to it. He was a great man.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your views, Linda!
      Yes, there are many Hollywood movies with great dads.
      Even my father encourages me to do the same.

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  10. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Excellent post listing out the wonderful qualities of a great dad. In the movie BOBBY there was a great dad and bad dad.
    Did you see the movie Bobby?

    Best wishes

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    1. Thanks for visiting & sharing your views :)
      Of course, I have watched the movie- Bobby!
      I missed mentioning it in my post. Both the dads are okay with the marriage of their kids at the end! :)

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  11. Well I get emotional when it comes to Dad (or Babai) They are our lifelines and heroes....Nice post

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    1. Thanks a lot, Datta :)
      Very true. May our lifelines & heroes be blessed for life...

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  12. You should now bring out 'bollywoodpedia"! Seriously!!!!
    Great post on Dads!

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    1. Thanks for such kind words, Indrani :) Bollywoodkeeda khush hua :)

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  13. Your bollywood presentation and linking to films are most awaited on any topic :)
    What's is the contest page of SBI life, I can't find a link back in your post ?
    When is the last date?

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    1. Thanks for your kind words & support, MeenalSonal :)
      This is not for a contest, just a campaign of SBI Life Insurance. The video relates to them. Thus, just mentioned them.

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    2. Thanks Anita, your post is truly a tribute to "Great Dads" :)

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    3. Thank you so much :)
      But, I know there are many many Dads from Bollywood movies who are not in my post. Need to write many posts to do justice to the topic:)

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  14. Your blog made me cry, missing my papa so much, cant wait to meet him :)

    Great dads are so invaluable sply for daughters, they have much more influence on us then our mothers.

    Thanks to SBI for making a really good ad, really like this one :)

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    1. Oh! It wasn't my intention to make you cry... Looks like you are too emotional & you love Bollywood movies & of course, you love your dad & are missing him.
      Am sure you'll meet him soon. Smile coz good days will be here! Dads hate if their princesses cry :)
      Take care.
      Thanks for your maiden comment on my blog :)

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  15. Dad's are the best ALWAYSssssssssssssssssss and those are some great actors who have played the role of a father with great finesse

    Bikram's

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    1. Totally agree, Bikram!
      Thanks for reading & sharing :)

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  16. I love the dad's character in Dil Hai ki manata nahi... The ad you posted brings back so many memories for me! my dad was also in the army :D

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    1. Thanks for your maiden comment, Rohi.
      I loved DHKMN too!
      Glad you could connect. Memories remain :D

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  17. I love the fact that almost all your posts are somehow connected to Bollywood! :D
    Filmy people like me instantly connect to your words, Anita! :)

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    1. Lovely to learn, Aayesha! Thanks for your encouraging words!
      Motivated to write more :)

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  18. Nice concept, Anita :) How about the Dads in that of the Rajshri films? They are so sweet like all the characters in them!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your apt observation, Sindhu.
      Yes, agree that all the Dads & Dad-like characters like Kakaji, Mamaji, Mousaji etc are so lovable and sweet in Rajshri movies :) In case anyone is slightly evil, they too become good at the end!

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  19. Prithviraj Kapoor ar Raj Kapoor's dad in Awara responsible for all his miseries, Aloknath as Baghyashree's father in Maine Pyaar Kiya and father in heaven of Salman Khan in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam would made this list more interesting

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  20. Dad's characters in movies are mostly overseen. but there are few characters who leaves their impact. As you said, the dad's role played by Anupam Kher in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Dil Hain ki Manta Nahi were simply outstanding.

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