Movies to watch on complex father-child relations

The parent-child relationship is not always easy, and when it comes to your fathers, it can be a bit more complex given the equation we share with them compared with what we have with our mothers. But every complexity gives us a reason to understand and explore new ways of living our lives and strengthening our relationships. Ahead of Father’s Day, we’ve curated a list of movies honouring such bonds. Check them below:

Dear Dad (2016)

Dear Dad is a coming of age story of a father-son duo, in which 14-year-old Shivam and his 45-year-old dad Nitin Swaminathan go on an impromptu road trip to Mussorie (Uttarakhand), where Shivam attends boarding school. Unexpected confessions about homosexuality, weird strangers, accidental meetings, and a drunken escapade adds up to a complicated-yet-sweet tale.

Piku (2015)

This movie starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, and Irrfan Khan is for all the ‘only-child’ all over the world. Those taking care of their parents in their old age can definitely relate to the film on many levels.

What made the movie different from others is the portrayal of a progressive father of a young and independent woman Piku. With no earth-shattering twists and turns, Piku reaches out to the hearts of children and parents alike.

Dad, David and Danny (2021)

This is a short story of Tony D’souza, his son- David and their pet- Danny. The film, in chapters, revolves around the fractured relationship Tony shared with his son and how Danny made all the difference. Tony, just before his demise, leaves behind a letter for David and it is the voice of Tony reading the letter that tells us a dramatic tale of this father-son relationship.

Available on Hotstar

Like Father’ (2018)

This reconnection story in tragedy is very touching and interesting from a psychological perspective. There is plenty of situational comedy mixed in with all the family drama.

Angrezi Medium (2020)

If the relationship between you and your father has soured over the last few years, then this movie is going to hit you right where it hurts. This simple story portrayed by Irrfan Khan and Radhika Madan will definitely melt your heart. Though certain situations may seem a bit far-fetched, but if you can suspend your disbelief just for a few minutes, you won’t find anything wrong with Angrezi Medium.

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