Happy Father's Day: 10 Bollywood Films That Portray The Father-Son Relationship In An Exceptional Way

Maanyata Thu |Jun 16, 2019

On the occasion of Father’s Day, let’s take a look a 10 Bollywood films that portray the father-son bonding in an exceptional way.

Bollywood has brought so many emotional and meaningful films about the father-son relationship. On the occasion of Father’s Day, let’s take a look 10 Bollywood films that portray the father-son bonding in an exceptional way.

Dear Dad

Dear Dad is one of the most emotional father-son relationship films in Bollywood. Directed by Tanuj Bhramar, the film revolves around Nitin who takes guts to reveal the truth about his sexual orientation to his beloved son Shivam. This revelation comes as shocking news to the teenager boy, who ends up being shattered and heartbroken when he realizes this is why his parents got a divorce.

Dear Dad Movie Poster
Dear Dad Movie Poster

The rest of the story is all about how Shivam comes to accept his father for who he really is and how the dynamic between the father-son due to changes over time.


This is the first film that brought veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar on-screen together. Shakti is about a father and a son who got distanced because of a misunderstanding in the past and their conflict is only resolved when the life of the son comes to an end.

Touted as one of the greatest movies in the history of Indian cinema, the film won 4 Filmfare Awards including Best Actor (for Dilip Kumar) Best Film, Best Sound Editing, and Best Screenplay. It is also one of the most memorable films of Amitabh Bachchan's career.

Akele Hum Akele Hum

Helmed by Mansoor Khan and featuring Aamir Khan, Manisha Koirala and Deven Verma in the lead roles, the critically acclaimed musical drama is about a couple’s relationship which is destroyed by differences and jealousy and how it results in a battle for the custody of their child after divorce.

Waqt: The Race Against Time

Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar came together to play father and son in the Vipul Shah directorial drama. In the film, Amitabh played the role of a dying dad who is worried about his son Adytia (Akshay Kumar) as he is irresponsible with his life.

The movie shows you how the father takes drastic measures by throwing him out of the house to make him more serious about his life despite that it will affect their bonding.


The epic historical drama follows the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim and a court dance named Anarkali. However, their relationship is strongly disapproved by his father Emperor Akbar leading to a war between father and son. Mughal-e-Azam broke numerous box office records with the collection of ₹6 crore and became the highest-grossing Indian movie of all time for 15 years.


Father's Day
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Based on the 1980 novel Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal, Masoom centered on how a married man who manages to get to know more about his illegitimate son.


The film saw the real-life father-son duo Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan sharing the screen space for the first time. Inspired by the Hollywood iconic The Godfather, Sarkar follows a wealthy and influential man named Subhash Nagre who runs a parallel government in Mumbai.

The film takes turn when Sarkar is imprisoned after being framed for the murder of a political leader. His son believes that he is innocent and tries to find a way to take revenge for him.


The film tells the story of a disgraced former boxer named Baldev Chaudhary (Dharmendra) who makes effort to wash a stain in his career through his sons Karan and Angad and (Bobby and Sunny Deol).

Gandhi, My Father

Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan and produced by Anil Kapoor, the film centers on the effect of  Mahatma Gandhi's great life on his eldest son Hiralal Gandhi.


Abhishek Bachchan plays dad to his real-life father Amitabh Bachchan in this critically acclaimed film. It follows Auro who suffers from Progeria and how he tries to cope with his disease with the help of his father.

>>> Related post: 8 Bollywood Father-Son Duos Who Share Striking Resemblances


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