Shahrukh Month Post: Which SRK Character is the Best Father?

Finally, slightly less stressful news from Bombay! Which means I can put up this post without (hopefully) making as all angry/sad.

In Filmography Order:

Guddu

Devoted father to twins, who are named interreligiously, but seems to expect his wife to do all the heavy lifting.

Guddu Full Movie | Shahrukh Khan Movie | Manisha Koirala | Classic Hindi  Romantic Movie - YouTube

English Babu Desi Mem 1

Loving father and husband, but willing to let himself die and trust an 8 year old to raise his son

Shah Rukh Khan as Gopal Mayur in movie English Babu Desi Mem #EBDM | Shahrukh  khan, Shah rukh khan movies, Shahrukh khan and kajol

English Babu Desi Mem 2

It’s not terrible to want a child to have a good education and opportunities, and he does eventually come around to co-parenting, but much of what he does is just TERRIBLE.

English Babu Desi Mem – Red Chillies Entertainment

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Only fault is that he might be TOO loving, a little suffocating and protective to make up for being an only child.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: 8 Reasons Why We Loved The Film | Filmfare.com

One 2 Ka 4

Immature, childish, unable to communicate, but does understand the bedrock responsibilities of parenthood at least.

Shah Rukh Khan and Dangal actress Fatima Sana Shaikh's picture will take  you on a nostalgic trip! | India.com

Asoka

Excited about the birth of his twins, but also, not really “present” for them.

Rajkumari Kaurwaki | Asoka | Movie Scene | Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor,  Hrishita Bhatt - YouTube

K3G

Great joking friendly parent to his son, great silly foster parent to his stepsister, but ultimately still respected by them as an authority and the head of their household. Really, almost a perfect parent.

Remember Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol's onscreen son from 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie  Gham'? Here's how he looks now

Paheli

Very present and involved through out the pregnancy, that’s a good sign. Bad sign, HE’S A GHOST HAVING A BABY!!!! He didn’t think about the future or what he was bringing on earth or ANYTHING. Like, is this baby going to have magic powers? What?

wanderingfalcon: Duvidha vs Paheli

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

This one is really bad. Angry all the time, seems to hate everything that his child really is. And then when he has the chance to improve their relationship, when he is mature and ready to be better, he passively accepts his son’s decision not to allow it. Nope! Bad! Fight your way into that kid’s life!

10 reasons why we still love Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna | Filmfare.com

Ra.One

Embarrassing, trying too hard, jokey, but ultimately willing to give his life to keep his son’s identity hidden.

Ra.One (2011) - IMDb

Fan

Loves being the magical problem solver, the one everyone goes to. But can’t handle it when things get out of his control.

Dear Zindagi

Seems a nice calm man, but why is it that his son lives so far away and he seems to see him so rarely?

Dear Zindagi Take 2: Shah Rukh Khan Recycles Alia Bhatt's Not-So-Good Jokes

Raees

Loving father and all that, but in a career that guarantees a bad outcome. On the other hand, it is also the only career that can keep his son and his community functioning.

This scene from Raees melts the Heart 😭😭 | Shah rukh khan movies, Shahrukh  khan, Bollywood

Zero

Threatens to kill his child, then sneaks in during the night for secret visits, then goes off for a years long mission and misses her entire childhood. Not great!

Zero box office collection prediction Day 2: Can Shah Rukh Khan overcome  disastrous first day? - Movies News

This is way too many to rank, I’m just gonna do top and bottom three:

Best: K3G. A good provider, a fun parent, and a parent who happily took on a sister-in-law to raise.

Next Best: Ra.One. Tries a little too hard is all, more wanting to be a friend than a parent, which is tricky during that time of teenage years.

Third Best: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Worst: Zero. It’s a close race to the bottom, but I think threatening and then abandoning your child is the WORST.

Next Worst: Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Verbal and physical abuse, NOT GOOD. Even though he sees his mistakes by the end, he doesn’t really make up for them as he should either.

third Worst: One 2 Ka 4. Yelling at orphan children for behaving like children? NO!

6 thoughts on “Shahrukh Month Post: Which SRK Character is the Best Father?

    • Well there is the weird obsession with his parents, but besides that, everything is perfect!

      On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 7:55 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  1. Can’t argue with your rankings, except I do think hippie dad in English Baby Desi Mem might knock out One 2 ka 4.

    I forgot he was a dad in Fan. That side is maybe the least flattering part of Aryan the character, he is not very involved or aware and ends up putting his wife and kid in danger.

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    • Yes! And I think that is purposeful with ARyan the character. He likes solving problems on his own, being in control. And that does mesh well with accepting the messiness of family life.

      On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 10:35 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Ra One is the best BY FAR. Except for dying. Woulda been even better if he had managed to stay alive. K3G is a grouch.My second choice is Paheli, the ghost dad. 3rd KKHH (he plays basketball) and 4th is K3G. I think KANK is worse than zero because neglect is better than actual abuse.

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