Feminism is a recurrent topic in today’s world. It has been garnering and will continue to garner a lot more significance in coming times as women are given more respect and appreciation of how there is nothing that they cannot do if they put their mind to it. On that note, here is a list of 5 of the coolest dad symbols from Bollywood films that stole our hearts with their feministic reasoning of life.
1.Mahavir Singh Phogat – Dangal
The film broke all records for a reason. A solid storyline and the need to motivate women in every field was a hard-hitting example. Aamir Khan portrayed the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat who was dedicated to making his daughter a world-class wrestlers. He did not let people decide how women can’t be wrestlers. Taking bold judgments in a Hariyanvi society that is rampant with stereotypes, he gave a way and goal to his and his daughter’s fantasies and that shows his open-mindedness.
2.Champak Bansal – Angrezi Medium
Angrezi Medium was a gratifying take on a father-daughter connection. One of Irrfan’s wonderful before the veteran actor bid us farewell, the absolute love between a father and daughter was beautifully depicted in the film. Irrfan played the role of a sweet seller who battles to make ends meet just so that he can fulfil his daughter’s dream of going abroad for higher studies. The daughter’s character was played by Radhika Madan. Irrfan was the perfect example of how a loving father went to great heights to arrange fees for her daughter’s education overseas, never arguing but simply supporting his daughter’s initiatives.
3.Narottam Mishra- Bareilly Ki Barfi
When a master actor like Pankaj Tripathi slips into a character there is nothing but epitome that you see on the big screen. Bareilly Ki Barfi was both a significant and commercial success. It had Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. Pankaj Tripathi portrayed the role of Kriti’s father. Kriti played the role of Bitti who was her father’s biggest drawback and resultant cheerleader. Living in a small town has its drawbacks, but Bitty’s father gives her the wings to fly. He teaches her to be unapologetic in life and always have an opinion.
4.Sachin Sandhu in Thappad
Kumud Mishra played the role of Sachin Sandhu – Taapsee Pannu’s father in the film Thappad. It was quite respectable when Taapsee is told by the lady in the house that she has to adjust and agree as a lady- even when she gets abused by her husband as an outcome of his anger – it is her father who puts his foot down. He supports his daughter like a solid rock. He supports her when she agrees to walk out of a marriage just when she has conceived. He breaks all kinds of manly stereotypes with his benevolent nature where he even tells his son to behave with his girlfriend appropriately and with respect. His role as an optimistic father who always aids his children irrespective of their gender was truly touching.
5.Anup Saxena – Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
This film was jammed with highly outstanding performances. Both Jahnvi Kapoor in the lead and Pankaj Tripathi having the role of her father were amazingly achieved throughout the film. Pankaj Tripathi played the role of Anup Saxena – a very adoring father to his daughter who is always there to support her in anything she dreams of. He goes against societal standards and encourages his daughter who wants to be a pilot His open-mindedness and unqualified love and support for his daughter without letting her gender create any significant difference was completely disarming.