Animal: Before the Ranbir Kapoor-Anil Kapoor starrer, THESE movies also explored father-son relationships

    Before Animal, these Bollywood films also explored complex father-son relationships.

    A still from Animal trailer

    A still from Animal trailer

    The trailer of the Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor starrer Animal delves deep into a complex father-son relationship. However, this Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial is not the first movie to explore this plotline. Take a look at the movies before this wherein the bond between a father and son took the centre-stage.

    Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)

    This Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala starrer showcased how a father has to don a cap of both the mother and the father for his son. It shows the strong bond of a single parent with his son and how he leaves no stone unturned to protect his child.

    Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998)

     This Salman Khan film had him play the father of the then-child actor (Aditya Narayan). Salman’s character did not even remember his son’s mother hinting that the child was a result of a casual fling. However, in due course of time, the father-son bond develops and he fights the society to accept his son.

    Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

    This ensemble movie’s tagline was ‘It's All About Loving Your Parents.’ The movie had Yash Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan) banishing his son Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) after the latter married a woman (Kajol) against his father’s wishes. However, the estrangement did not diminish the bond between the father and son.

    Baghban (2003)

     The movie was a brutally honest take on how some children from today’s generation do not think twice about denouncing the responsibility of their parents during their old age. Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini play a middle-aged couple who are looked down upon by their own children but find love and respect with their foster son (Salman Khan).

    Udaan (2010)

    This movie proved that sometimes parents can also unknowingly play a conscious role in thwarting the dreams of their own kids. The movie revolves around Ronit Roy playing an overly disciplinarian father to his son (Rajat Barmecha) which results in a strenuous relationship between them.