Nobody on earth can ever love us more than our parents. Parents’ love is selfless, pure, and special. No matter if anyone believes in us or not, our parents always do! When we are broken, they pick us up. When we are sad, they cheer us up. And, when we couldn’t trust ourselves, they pushed us to believe in our dreams. Parents are the pillars of our lives and sadly, we hardly appreciate them for what they do.
Here are some of the best Bollywood movies that celebrate such special parents!
Best Bollywood Movies On Parents’ Love
1. Thappad (Sachin Sandhu)
Sachin Sandhu (Kumud Mishra), throughout the movie, encourages his daughter, Amrita (played by Taapsee Pannu) to choose what she wants in her life. From acknowledging his wife’s (Ratna Pathak Shah) sacrifices to letting his daughter lead her own life on her own terms to raising a better son, Sachin Sandhu is the perfect role model for every parent of today’s era. He is a role model for those who want to raise strong and independent children.
2. Piku (Bashkor)
The movie powerfully showcases Bashkor’s feminist ideas and how he believes that woman doesn’t need marriage or kids to complete her. He may have shown a bit irrational at times but made sure that he raises a strong and independent daughter. In the marriage-obsessed society, Bashkor from Piku is a perfect role model for every parent.
3. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (Sanjay Thapar)
In recent times, Bollywood has shattered some of the regressive stereotypes about fathers and given us characters, who are really supportive parents! And, one such supportive parent is Sanjay Thapar aka Bunny’s dad. This beautiful and heartwarming character was played by Farooq Sheikh and we must say that he did complete justice to the role.
4. Paa (Dr. Vidya)
The movie captures the immense strength of Dr. Vidya, who is a single mother of a son with a genetic disorder. While she has a job, it always gets overshadowed due to her motherhood duties. As the kid’s father, an upcoming politician, is of no help, she fights many battles on various fronts alone for her son.
5. Secret Super Star (Najma Malik)
Our mothers are the people who despite being in unfortunate circumstances themselves, will always try to fulfill our wishes, just like Najma Malik. How she tried her level best to support her daughter in fulfilling her dreams against the wishes of her dominating father is so heart-touching.
6. Angrezi Medium (Champak Ghasiteram)
Born and brought up in a family, where women have to hide their faces behind veils, Champak has always supported his daughter’s dreams. When her daughter Tarika (played by Radhika Madan) is born, Champak celebrates her daughter while the others in the family are heartbroken. Not only he is free from any patriarchal thought process but also a doting single parent. In the end, how he goes against his own will to fulfill his daughter’s dream of studying in London, shows why he is a role model for every feminist dad.
7. Queen (Mr. Verma & Mrs. Verma)
Queen shows Rani’s parents being supportive of her decisions. It was heartwarming how after Rani’s wedding is called off, the parents are actually shown caring for their child. Instead of thinking about trivial issues like the loss of family honor or ‘log kya kahenge?’ How Rani’s father supports her choice of going on her honeymoon vacation all alone is an inspiration to many fathers to respect their daughters’ choices.
8. Savitri (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
Savitri, a single mother, leaves no stone unturned in raising a progressive feminist son. She makes endless efforts to keep her son protected from a misogynist extended family.
9. Shubh Mangal Savdhan (Mr. Joshi)
Sugandha’s father in this movie is an open-minded father, who is coming to terms with GenY’s openness towards love and sexuality. It is inspiring how he stands up for his daughter’s happiness. He takes a stand for her daughter against the elders and society. For her daughter’s happiness, he goes on to discuss how marital bliss shouldn’t take a backseat in her life.
10. Margarita with a Straw (Shubhangini Damle)
Shubhangini represents every mother who spends a lifetime being the pillar of strength for her child because breaking down is not an option.
11. Gunjan Saxena (Anup Saxena)
“Plane ladka udaye ya ladki, dono ko pilot hi bolte hain”. This particular dialogue shows what kind of a feminist father Anup Saxena is. No one would deny that Anup Saxena was one of the main reasons that contributed to Gunjan Saxena’s success. If he wouldn’t encourage his daughter to follow her dreams, she wouldn’t have made the country proud. Standing for her daughter’s dream, this father tried very hard to convince his wife and son to let Gunjan follow her dreams. He showed the society, who believed his daughter’s place was in the kitchen, that she is no less than a man.
12. Drishyam (Vijay Salgaonkar)
Vijay Salgonkar is a loving husband and a caring father, who is ready to go to any extreme to protect his family. This movie is just another reminder of the unparallel and selfless father’s love.
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