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Father’s Day: Irrfan Khan to Aamir Khan, meet Bollywood’s reel feminist fathers

Comfortable Father’s Day: Feminism and patriarchy have turn out to be the newest buzzwords and dominate conversations throughout each side of life, whether or not it is leisure or politics. And when one thinks of those phrases in relation to Bollywood, some basic examples come to thoughts.

Bollywood has sometimes all the time portrayed fathers as sanskaari and conservative males who adore their daughters however all the time deal with them as ‘paraya dhan’, assume Amrish Puri’s passive-aggressive behaviour in direction of Kajol all through Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, or Amrish Puri and his absolute disregard for his daughter’s (portrayed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) happiness in Mohabbatein.

Or Amrish Puri’s character in virtually any film the place he has performed a father, the truth is, the late actor was the epitome of ‘stereotypical, strict Indian dad who does not let up till the final minute’.

Nevertheless with the flip of the century, very similar to in actual life, onscreen dads have additionally come a good distance. Now, most father figures – each fiction and non-fiction, are portrayed as assertive however understanding individuals who encourage their daughters to go after what they need versus the same old ‘locking them up as a result of they’ve a crush on a boy’.

Be it Irrfan Khan’s character in Angrezi Medium, who goes to all lengths to assist his daughter obtain her desires, or Aamir Khan’s portrayal of wrestler Mahavir Phogat, whose steering and encouragement helped his daughters Geeta and Babita turn out to be world-class wrestlers, Bollywood’s depiction of fathers has modified drastically, and for the higher.

Father’s Day is widely known in India yearly on the third Sunday of June. This 12 months it is going to be celebrated on June 20, 2021. At the present time is widely known to honour paternal bonds, fatherhood, and the affect of fathers in society, and the next on-screen Bollywood dads are the proper instance of the brand new era of feminist fathers. From Mahavir Phogat in Dangal to Narottam Mishra in Bareilly Ki Barfi, listed here are among the most optimistic onscreen daddy-daughter relationships.

Champak Bansal in Angrezi Medium

Irrfan Khan has all the time given among the loveliest performances in Bollywood, and the late actor’s ultimate efficiency earlier than his loss of life, very similar to most of his work, is etched within the reminiscences of all his followers. Irrfan portrayed the function of Champak Bansal in Angrezi Medium, a small city enterprise proprietor who refuses to surrender on his daughter’s (portrayed by Radhika Madan) dream, regardless of the fee.

Radhika Madan and Irrfan Khan in a still from Angrezi Medium
Radhika Madan and Irrfan Khan in a nonetheless from Angrezi Medium

The film follows the heartwarming relationship between the daddy and daughter, within the absence of a maternal determine. From making certain she drinks her milk to supporting her each dream, Champak Bansal is the final word feminist, who doesn’t let himself or his daughter get outlined by stereotypical gender roles. The film additionally featured Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Kiku Sharda.

Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal

Impressed by true occasions, the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat is actually one for the ages. The film begins with Mahavir, portrayed by Aamir Khan, who has to surrender on his profitable wrestling profession to make ends meet for his household. Nevertheless, in the back of his thoughts, he all the time needs to both return to wrestling or make his youngsters turn out to be one of the best within the area, presumably within the hopes of residing vicariously by them. Nevertheless, when he does not have a son, regardless of the bodily necessities of the game, Mahavir throws his daughters Geeta and Babita into the taking part in area and stops at nothing to present them the coaching, steering, and encouragement they should turn out to be the world-class wrestlers they’re right this moment.

The poster of Dangal
The poster of Dangal

Whereas some parts of the movie do appear to be the circumstances the women had been subjected to had been too harsh for them, others showcase that Mahavir Phogat was satisfied that his daughters may obtain any objective they set their minds to regardless of coming from a conservative Haryanvi group. Aside from being an inspirational true story, the stellar performances are why the film was a record-breaking hit for a motive. The movie additionally featured Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh in main roles.

Anup Saxena in Gunjan Saxena : The Kargil Lady

Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi in Gunjan Saxena
Janhvi Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi in Gunjan Saxena

Impressed by true occasions, the story of Gunjan Saxena, portrayed by Janhvi Kapoor, could be incomplete with out the function her supportive father, Anup Saxena, portrayed within the film by Pankaj Tripathi, performed in serving to her obtain her desires. The actors brilliantly portrayed the highly effective relationship between the father-daughter, which exhibits Anup going towards the world to assist Gunjan obtain her desires.

Narottam Mishra in Bareilly Ki Barfi

Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi in Bareilly Ki Barfi
Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi in Bareilly Ki Barfi

Pankaj Tripathi as soon as once more portrayed a feminist and woke dad, though he had a extra enjoyable spin taking part in the function of Kriti Sanon’s onscreen character, Bitti’s tremendous loving father, Narottam Mishra. And aside from the same old cheerleading, Tripathi’s character additionally does not thoughts sharing the occasional cigarette and peg of alcohol along with his daughter regardless of being in a conservative small city like Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly.

Whereas most fathers rush to drive their daughters to marry the primary suitor, Bitti’s father cherished her sufficient to let her get away with something and all the time constructed her as much as be her personal individual. The cute relationship between the 2 is actually aspirational. The film featured Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, and Kriti Sanon within the lead roles.

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