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Father’s Day 2021: Films which capture the beauty of a Father’s bond with his family


Bollywood is known for its iconic “Maa” dialogues from “Mere paas maa hai” to “ye dharti meri maa hai” hindi cinema has celebrated the bond of a mom with kids in many films. However Bollywood’s take on fatherhood has often been simple. But don’t worry there are many other movies which have successfully explored the various facets of Father’s bond with his child and family.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith this film beautifully captures the struggle of a father who is trying to raise his family’s economic standard.  This movie is a fascinating tale of a father never giving up struggling for his 5-year-old son. It’s a heartfelt film depicting paternal bonds and can even melt stone hearts.

Kramer Vs Kramer

This Academy Award winning masterpiece is directed by Robert Benton. The story captures the special bond between a workaholic father and his son.


Director Christopher Nolan said about his film “Interstellar is what it means to be a dad.”Filled with a lot of science theories and technology this heartwarming film wonderfully shows how far a father can go for his kids.

Father of the Bride

This classic tale about a father’s possessiveness about his daughter as she spends more time with her fiancé is featured on Elle’s top 48 father-daughter films list.


Deepika Padukone-Amitabh Bachchan starrer is a moving story of a hypochondriac father and daughter, their bittersweet tiffs, eccentricity is captured extraordinarily by Shoojit Sircar.

Gunjan Saxena

Starring Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi in lead roles it’s an inspiring movie about a daughter’s wish of pursuing her dream and her father’s motivation and support to her.


This Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan starrer is directed by Balki. The film captures life of a 12-year old boy with a rare genetic disorder and his father; whose identity is concealed by the mother.

102 Not Out

The tagline of this film is Baap cool beta old school. The father played by Amitabh Bachchan is more fearless, lively at 102 while, the son (Rishi Kapoor) who is 75 is always cautious, grumpy and fragile. The film captures their relationship.  

Kapoor and Sons

This movie showed three generations of father, sons, and grandsons. Their sometimes quirky, sometimes jovial, emotional activities are weaved seamlessly into the plot.

Shakha proshakha/Branches of the Tree

A masterpiece by the legendary Satyajit Ray captures the father-son relationship beautifully with the nuances and dynamics while showing the four generations of an affluent family.