The Bollywood film industry has produced several Hindi movies across different eras that focus on the theme of father-son relationships. The latest addition to this list is ‘Animal,’ which has become the second highest-grossing movie of 2023 and has entered the blockbuster club.
Here is the list of Top 10 Best Hindi Movies on the Theme of Father-Son Relationship
“Animal”, the latest Bollywood film, has been well-received at the box office. Despite its success, it has garnered mixed reviews from both critics and viewers. Additionally, the film’s director, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, faced criticism for depicting excessive violence. However, setting aside these negatives, it is a remarkable film that delves into the father-son relationship. In this film, Anil Kapoor plays the role of the father, while Ranbir Kapoor portrays his son.
Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s Waqt is a Hindi movie released in 2005 which became a box office success. The film was the adaptation of a Gujarati play by Aatish Kapadia. The film has an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shefali Shah, Rajpal Yadav and Boman Irani.
“Waqt: The Race Against Time” (2005) centers on a wealthy but negligent young man, Aditya. His father, Ishwar, diagnosed with a terminal illness, decides to teach Aditya responsibility and the value of time. He does this by pushing Aditya into difficult circumstances, forcing him to fend for himself and learn the importance of hard work and family. The story unfolds as Aditya matures and rebuilds his relationship with his father.
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Rajma Chawal (2018)
“Rajma Chawal” is a heartwarming story set in Delhi, focusing on a father-son duo, Raj and Kabir. Struggling to reconnect after the mother’s death, Raj attempts to bridge the gap by catfishing Kabir on social media using a fake profile. The film navigates themes of generational gaps, the impact of technology on relationships, and the journey of understanding and acceptance between a traditional father and his modern son.
The main cast of the film are: Rishi Kapoor, Harish Kapoor, Amyra Dastoor, Sheeba Chaddha, Aparshakti Khurana, Manu Rishi Chaddha and Brijendra Kala.
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Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)
“Ferrari Ki Sawaari” is a heartwarming tale of a father, Rustom, who goes to great lengths to fulfill his son Kayo’s dream of playing cricket at Lord’s Cricket Ground. To fund Kayo’s training camp, Rustom borrows a Ferrari without permission, leading to a series of comedic and touching events. The film beautifully captures the lengths a parent will go to for their child’s dreams, highlighting values of honesty and family.
The main cast of “Ferrari Ki Sawaari” includes: Sharman Joshi as Rusy (Rustom Behram Deboo), the father. Boman Irani as Deboo, Rusy’s father and Kayo’s grandfather. Ritvik Sahore as Kayo, Rusy’s son who aspires to be a cricketer. Paresh Rawal in a cameo appearance as Dilip Dharmadhikari, a cricket coach. These actors play the central roles in the film, bringing the heartwarming story to life.
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Patiala House (2011)
“Patiala House” is a drama about Parghat Singh Kahlon aka Gattu (played by Akshay Kumar), a talented cricketer who suppresses his dreams to respect his father’s anti-British sentiments. Living under the shadow of his strict father, Bauji (Rishi Kapoor), in Southall, Gattu gets a second chance to pursue his cricketing career. With the support of his love interest, Simran (Anushka Sharma), and his siblings, Gattu challenges his father’s authority to follow his dreams.
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“Pardes”, directed by Subhash Ghai, is a film about cultural contrasts between India and the West. It follows Kishorilal (Amrish Puri), an NRI businessman who wants his son Rajiv (Apurva Agnihotri) to marry an Indian girl, Ganga (Mahima Chaudhry). He enlists his foster son Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan) to ensure the match. The story unfolds as Ganga and Arjun, despite societal and familial pressures, realize their love for each other amidst a clash of cultures.
Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
“Akele Hum Akele Tum” is a drama about Rohit Kumar (Aamir Khan), an aspiring playback singer, and Kiran (Manisha Koirala), who dreams of becoming a film director. They marry against their families’ wishes, but marital strife ensues as Rohit’s career stalls while Kiran’s flourishes. The conflict leads to separation and a custody battle over their son, Sunil. The film explores themes of ambition, marital discord, and the impact of these on family life.
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“Rahul” (2001) is a Hindi film that tells the story of a young boy named Rahul, who is forced to face the harsh realities of life due to the conflicts and separation of his parents. The film explores themes of family, separation, and the resilience of a child in difficult circumstances. The main cast includes Jatin Grewal, Neha (Shabana Raza), and Rajeshwari Sachdev.
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“Bulandi” is a Hindi film released in 2000, focusing on the themes of justice and societal norms. The story revolves around Dharamraj “Dada” Thakur (Anil Kapoor), a respected village chief known for his fairness in judgement. When his younger brother Arjun (also played by Anil Kapoor) is falsely accused of rape, Dada faces a moral dilemma between upholding the law and protecting his family. The film also stars Rekha, Raveena Tandon, and Rajinikanth in a pivotal role.
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The 1986 Hindi film “Adhikar” tells the story of Vishal, a former champion jockey, and his struggles to bring up his son Lucky, after his wealthy wife Jyoti leaves him. The film explores themes of familial bonds and the complexities of relationships, as Vishal and Jyoti’s paths cross again, leading to a custody battle for Lucky. The movie navigates through the emotional journey of the characters as they confront their past and present.
The main cast of “Adhikar” includes Rajesh Khanna as Vishal, Tina Munim as Jyoti, Zarina Wahab as Rita, and Danny Denzongpa, among others. The film is notable for its portrayal of the struggles of a father and the dynamics of a broken family.
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