Let Us Celebrate The Fathers of Free-Thinking Daughters! How Many Can We List?

In films that is. In real life there are plenty of them too, but let’s limit ourselves to films. The Dad’s who say “hey, my daughter is something different, and I love that about her”.

I’m gonna toss off as many as I can think of, and you keep it going!

Anupam Kher in Daawat E Ishq

Anupam Kher overcomes his fear of bikes for a scene in 'Daawat-e ...

Pankaj Tripathi in Bareilly Ki Barfi

Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi reunite with 'Luka Chuppi' director ...

Sai Chand in Fidaa

Where Is Sai Pallavi's Dad?

Atul Kulkarni in Akira

Renji Penicker in Ohm Shaanti Oshaana

Renji Panicker: I regret writing every word I have used in my ...

Who else? Or, alternatively, which of those I already listed are your favorites?

6 thoughts on “Let Us Celebrate The Fathers of Free-Thinking Daughters! How Many Can We List?

  1. Amitabh in Piku! Supporting his free-thinking daughter is one of the few things he gets right about being a father/person.
    Can’t remember who played the dad in Neerja, but him too.


    • I don’t know, I’m torn on Amitabh in Piku. He supports her free-thinking, but when she starts to want something more traditional, he won’t listen to her.

      On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 10:30 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Renji Penicker in Athiran: his daughter (Sai Pallavi) has autism and everybody treats her badly. But he loves her a lot and seeing her excelent reflexes teaches her martial arts. Btw isn’t Renji always a great father in films?

    Ritika Singh’s father in Oh My Kadavule

    Madonna Sebastian’s father in Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum – he tries to be a traditional strict dad but fails because his daughter’s happiness in more important for him. (btw Margaret you should watch this film. Vijay Sethupathi plays a cute thug with a tender heart who falls in love with his neighbor)


    • I think “Renji is always a good father” seems like a thesis we can support.

      On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 3:21 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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