Father’s Day List Post: How Many Brother-Father’s Can We Think of?

Listicles! The last refuge of the terminally lazy! Whatever, it’s 90 degrees here and I only have one air conditioned room, now is not a time for deep thought. And you all get to help me with this one!

Brother-Fathers! When the father dies and the older brother has to step up and serve as the emotional and financial support for the younger siblings. It’s something that happens all the time all over the world, I am sure we can all think of examples in our own families, but India is really great about putting this story on film. I’m just gonna start off by dumping out every example I can think of, you go ahead and add on more!

Deewar-Amitabh going to work shinning shoes to pay Shashi’s school fees

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Dilwale-Shahrukh dedicating his life to making his younger brother happy

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Trimurti-Jackie and Anil fighting over Shahrukh because they both want to father him

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham-the rare brother-in-law version! Shahrukh taking over parenting duties for Kareena from his dead father-in-law Alok Nath

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, 2001. “My all-time favourite is Kareena ...

Bharat-Salman’s whole life, essentially, is being the father-brother

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Kumbalangi Nights-Soubin and his struggle to lead his ramshackle family of brothers

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Baasha-the Rajinikanth classic and inspiration for Dilwale! Rajini is the father of his family in all but name.

Baasha (1995)

Okay, my mind has melted, you keep going!

8 thoughts on “Father’s Day List Post: How Many Brother-Father’s Can We Think of?

  1. Harikrishna in Nuvvu Vasthanu Ante Nenu Vaddantana. Doting brother to Trisha and strict father-in-law type character to Siddarth.


    • this is the flaw of the brain dump, it’s just whoever occurs to me at the moment and I am sure to forget someone.

      On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 11:54 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • I don’t know, Arya is technically the younger brother. So Maddy would be the “father” if anyone.

      On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 8:10 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Maddy was the older brother but he didn’t behave like one. It was Arya who protected him, helped him at work, found him a wife…


  2. Oh, Telugu – Tamil have many movies on this line right from 50s – Joint Family dramas with elder brother taking responsibility – sometimes, sentiment of either he stay unmarried or his wife having a family planning operation to not bear kids – to name a few from recent decades – Annaya (Elder Brother in Telugu), Maa Annaya, Sivarama Raju, Seetharama Raju, Pedarayudu, Eduruleni Manishi, Sankranthi, ,…


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