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Piku and more: 11 films that explore father-daughter relationship

Amitabh Bachchan-Deepika Padukone-Irrfan Khan starrer Piku promises to be quiet a treat for movie buffs.

bollywood Updated: May 07, 2015 16:15 IST
Neetika Walter
Neetika Walter
Hindustan Times
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The first trailer of Amitabh Bachchan-Deepika Padukone-Irrfan Khan-starrer film is out and the movie promises to be quiet a treat for movie buffs. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, Piku explores the father-daughter relationship.



This is not for the first time that Bollywood has touched upon this subject. We give you a list of 10 flicks made in the last three decades that have tried to explore this beautiful bond.



Piku (2015)

Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan have teamed up for Shoojit Sircar's next that hits theatres on Friday.





Daddy (1989)

Pooja (Pooja Bhatt), who is brought up by her grandparents, has no recollection of her parents. As she grew up she starts getting mysterious phone calls from a male who merely says "I love you", and hangs-up. When her grandpa has these phone calls traced, the caller is Anand (Anupam Kher), her father.



Yaadein (2001)

Directed by Subhash Ghai, the story of the film revolves around relationship of a father with his three daughters. The film portrays the struggle of Raj Puri, played by Jackie Shroff, in bringing up his daughters following the death of his wife.



Mohabbatein (2000)

The 2000 blockbuster also beautifully defines the bond shared between a father and a daughter- Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) and Megha ( Aishwarya Rai) .

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

In this 1998 blockbuster, Shahrukh Khan plays a doting father to his 8-year-old daughter Anjali.



Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial debut beautifully explores the bond between a mute father and a normal kid. The film really touches you when Nana Patkar tries to revive his daughter in coma by a moving ‘mute’ speech.



Aarakshan (2011)

An independent and a strong-minded daughter, Poorvi Anand (Deepika Padukone), support her father to fight a battle against reservation.



Chachi 420 (1997)

In 1997 Hindi remake of the Tamil film Avvai Shanmughi, Jaiprakash Paswan (Kamal Hassan) impersonates as a female and takes job as a nanny to be with his daughter.

Cheeni Kum (2007)

In R Balki’s 2007 film, Paresh Rawal essays role of a father who is against his daughter marrying a man who is even older his age.

Kya Kehna (2000)

Bubbly Priya Bakshi (Preity Zinta) is loved and supported by all her family, especially her father (Anupam Kher). Once she finds out that she is pregnant, her family supports her decision to keep the child. Despite staunch opposition from the society, her family, especially her father stands by her.



Papa kehte Hai (1996)

A rebellious teenager (Mayuri Kango), who is not allowed to even talk about her father (Anupam Kher), runs away from her home to meet him in Seychelles. Unknowingly, she develops a father-daughter like bond with a man, who turns out to be her father.

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