The relationship between a father and a child is precious and the world of movies have explored this relationship really well. Be it our favorite Bollywood or Hollywood – you will find some amazing movies that focus on this special father-son or father-daughter relationship. Sometimes, they have shown how far a dad can go to fulfill the dreams of his childlike Uma. While some movies have delved into the “not so comfortable” father-child relationship like Udaan. Watch a Godfather or Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghum – you will find some moments on screen that matches your story. Because movies are nothing but an extension of our real life only. So, just take tubs of popcorns, switch on your TV, play movies, and spend this upcoming Father’s Day with fun. Don’t worry – it’s a Sunday!
This movie delves into the world of a 30 something Piku and her 70 something dad. Her dad has become like a child and she has become like his dad. This role reversal of father & child gives us some really memorable moments to cherish forever. The underlying tone of humor in this movie kept it safe from what could have been a tear-jerking emotional drama. Released in 2015, directed by Shoojit Sircar, and enacted by Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan – you should not miss this gem of a movie.
Amitabh Bachchan in his glorious career was known to be an “Angry Young Man” and with his second innings, he has completely changed his track. Paa is a movie where we got to see a disease called “progeria” in which a person is born looking 5 times older his age. Amitabh Bachchan in his limited lifetime crosses borders and meets his biological father to mend previous mistakes. This beautiful tale of a father and son directed by R. Balki will leave you teary-eyed.
Directed by Shekhar Kapur and released in 1983, this is another soothing tale of a father and his son & daughters. Devendra played by Naseeruddin Shah is a doting father and husband and leads a happy family life until a secret from the past comes alive. A child was born with Bhavana – a sweet girl he met during his Nainital trip while his wife was pregnant. Bhavana dies and his son arrives at his home leading to many questions. Both he and the son grows a fondness towards each other and in due time Indu, the wife of Devendra also accepts them.
This movie released in 2016 and broke all possible box office records. This is the story of a dad who never gives up his dream. This is also a story of two daughters who lives the dream of their dad. Ultimately, they go ahead to change the stereotypical world of daughters and creates history in Indian Sports. This inspirational movie is going to fill both of you with passion and courage to live and dream.
How far a dad can go to fulfill the dreams of the only child he has? How far imagination can be stretched to design the world that a dad want to gift a daughter? This movie also makes us all realize that there are still good people in the world who will help you to fulfill your dreams and desires. Uma is the girl child of Himadri who is a businessman in Switzerland. Uma is terminally ill and her only desire is to witness Durga Puja in Kolkata, West Bengal. Doctors say that she cannot make it to the Puja in October and therefore her dad organizes a fake Durga Puja all over Kolkata in summer of May-June.
An incredibly genius director sketches this whole incident. Srijit Mukherjee’s tight direction and the nuanced performances of Sara & Jisshu Sengupta will fill your minds for sure. Uma is based on the true story of the Canadian cancer victim Evan Leversage, also known as “The Boy Who Moved Christmas” in the media after his hometown staged a Christmas celebration two months before December in 2015 for him.
Definitely, Maybe was released in 2008 and was directed by Adam Brooks. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Abigail Breslin, and Kevin Kline this movie will leave you with a smile. The story is about a political consultant who tries to help his 11-year-old daughter comprehend his awaiting divorce by telling her the story of his past romantic relationships and how he ended up marrying her mother.
Bicycle Thieves falls in the category of Pather Panchali. Since its release in 1948, this classic Italian movie is remembered worldwide for its simplicity, innocence, and straightforwardness. Directed by Vittorio De Sica, this movie is still a textbook for film students and enthusiasts. The story is about a poor father searching for his stolen bicycle post –World War II in Rome. Because without the bicycle he will lose the job and that will lead his family to starve.
There are many more heart-warming movies that you can watch with your dad on Father’s Day like Mrs. Doubtfire, Chachi 420, Kramer Vs. Kramer, The Pursuit of Happyness, etc.