The Types of Dads That Bollywood Has Given Us

Though there is no stereotyping dads, we can’t deny that a lot of Bollywood flicks with Dads remind us of our own. Ranging from melodrama to an over-possessive Dad, Bollywood covers almost all the types. Here are 4 types of fathers that were in Bollywood movies.

1. The Chill Pops

Anupam Kher as Dharamvir Malhotra (Pops) in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

The perfect modern father, Pops had strict values but he never forced his beliefs on his son. He instead supported his son through all his decisions. The character was also fun loving and jolly.

2. The Emotional Dad

Alok Nath as Krishnakant Mishra in Vivah

Krishnakant Mishra was a very emotional father. After the death of his niece’s parents, he takes her in and becomes a father figure to her. He loved his niece and children equally.

3. The Parampara Pitashree

Amitabh Bachchan as Yashvardhan Raichand in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Yashvardhan Raichand was a man of principles. He was a very dominating character who was obsessed with following old traditions in his household. He later gives up on his outdated principles to reunite with his family.

4. The Control Freak

Amrish Puri as Baldev Singh in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Baldev Singh takes the trophy for being the scariest father. He is shown to have strict values and stricter opinions about how things should be in his household. His anger was terrifying but he still managed to melt hearts when he showed his gentle side and let his daughter go with the guy she liked.

Which of types of dads does your father resemble the most?

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