It's Parents’ Day and granted that everyone is working from home, it is the perfect opportunity to watch some good family movies. So here’s a list of movies that you can watch with your parents.
Baghban is the story of a middle aged couple who, despite all the odds, try to give their four sons the best upbringing and education possible. However, after the sons grow up and have their own families, their parents just end up becoming a burden for them. Baghban paints a grim picture of the harsh reality of society.
2. Piku (2015)
The story of an old father and his daughter who are on a trip to Kolkata, Piku is a fun movie to watch with your parents. The constant bickering and the out of the blue “motions” of Amitabh makes the movie memorable.
3. Do Dooni Chaar (2010)
The movie is based on the dream of every middle class family out there, the dream of having a better lifestyle and to own a car. However, it’s interesting to see how much a middle class breadwinner has to go through to fulfil the wishes of his family.
4. Bawarchi (1972)
A joint family recruits the help of a bawarchi (cook), portrayed by Rajesh Khanna, who proves himself to be much more than a cook and wins the trust of everyone. But one day the family jewels and the cook disappear. This is definitely one of the best family movies out there considering the classic comedy that this movie is.
5. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001)
Can you believe this movie is nearly 19 years old now? Feeling old yet? All of us have fond memories of watching this movie on a Sunday afternoon with our parents. Take a trip down the memory lane and revisit your childhood by watching this not-so-old classic with your parents!
6. Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
A modern take on taking a vacation with your extended family and the drama involved in it. If family dramas are your thing, you should give this one a watch.
7. Kapoor & Sons (2016)
A film that celebrates the family and its members with all of their imperfections and manages to give the audience “the feels”. Watch this movie along with an older movie based on a similar theme from this list and notice how far the portrayal of Indian family and its values have come in a span of 20 years.
8. Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
Another great movie to watch with your parents, Akele Hum Akele Tum is the tale of how it takes much more than love to hold a family together.
9. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994)
Rajshri Productions’ movies are the perfect watches for the whole family even if you are watching them for the 100th time. This holds true for HAHK as well. Watch it for the great musicals (calling them songs would be an understatement) if not for the story.
10. Secret Superstar (2017)
Departing from the usual suspects of movies you can watch with your parents, here’s one movie that is about a young girl who’s an aspiring singer but can’t pursue her dream due to societal limitations. A simple yet powerful movie for the whole family to watch and ponder upon.