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Cinematic Tributes: Fathers Through Film's Eye

Bollywood  •  18 Jun, 2023  •  3,695 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anish Gupta

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As the world pauses to appreciate the strength and love of fathers this Father's Day on June 18, we take a moment to recognize their unique and profound influence on our lives. Through the lens of cinema, we delve into the intimate, complex, and deeply emotional bond between a father and child, forever etched in our hearts and minds.

Dangal (2016)

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Starring: Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

"Dangal" offers a remarkable portrayal of a father's faith in his daughters' potential to excel in a sport traditionally dominated by men. Aamir Khan, as Mahavir Singh Phogat, breaks societal norms and challenges stereotypes in his quest to make his daughters world-class wrestlers.



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Angrezi Medium (2020)

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Starring: Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Kareena Kapoor Khan

A heartwarming tale of a father's love and sacrifice for his daughter's dreams, "Angrezi Medium" is a true gem. Irrfan Khan, as a single father, goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure his daughter can pursue her dream of studying in London, beautifully capturing the essence of unconditional love.

Sanju (2018)

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Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala


"Sanju" presents the tumultuous father-son relationship between Sunil Dutt and his son Sanjay Dutt. Paresh Rawal, playing Sunil Dutt, exhibits the struggle and pain of a father trying to guide his wayward son onto the right path, showcasing a father's ceaseless hope and belief in his child.

Piku (2015)

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Starring: Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan

A touching story of a single father and his independent daughter, "Piku" delves into the everyday nuances of their relationship. The film beautifully portrays how Amitabh Bachchan, as the whimsical yet lovable father, forms the center of Piku's (Deepika Padukone) world.


102 Not Out (2018)

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Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor

In "102 Not Out," we witness an unconventional father-son bond where the father (Amitabh Bachchan), despite being significantly older, embodies a youthful zest for life, while the son (Rishi Kapoor) is stuck in his monotonous routine. The film is a poignant reminder of the joy and laughter a father can bring into our lives.

Gunjan Saxena (2020)

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Starring: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi

"Gunjan Saxena" illuminates the inspiring bond between a supportive father and his ambitious daughter. Pankaj Tripathi's character stands as a pillar of strength for his daughter Gunjan (Janhvi Kapoor), encouraging her to soar high and break barriers in her journey to become a combat pilot.

As we commemorate Father's Day, let's take the time to relive these iconic cinematic moments that capture the heart of fatherhood. May we find inspiration in these stories and take the opportunity to create our own unforgettable moments. This Father's Day, let's celebrate by rewatching these heartwarming tales with the first heroes of our lives, our fathers.

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