Gone are the days when Kollywood portrayed the father figure as an authoritarian dictator and the daughter as the rebel. Kollywood is currently projecting the father-daughter bond in a way that’ll put a smile on your face. Filmmakers are now trying to show the father as a cool and happening person, who is able to connect with the child. And popular Kollywood stars have portrayed these roles with elan. Masala action heroes are also taking up these roles, showing that they have no qualms about it. We trace the path of the Best Dads in Kollywood.
If there was an award for playing the role of a father the most number of times in a year, then in 2015, Kamal Haasan would have won it. From playing a protective father in Papanasam to playing the role of the cool dad in Uttama Villain, Kamal Haasan has played these characters with ease. Let’s not forget Thoongavanam, in which he played the role of a cop and a dad who has to save his abducted son. Next, Kamal Haasan will be teaming up with real-life daughter Shruti Haasan for an upcoming film. Now, that’s news!
”Unnak Enna Venum Sollu, Ulagathai Katta sollu”
These lovely words are a part of Yennai Arindhal. The film featured the unique bond shared by a single father and his daughter. The scenes featured in the song were original and unique.
Even before the release of the film, Vijay‘s role in Theri has raised expectations, especially since he will be playing the role of a dad. The teaser of the film shows the fun moments he shares with his daughter. Actress Meena’s daughter Nainika plays Vijay’s daughter in the film.
It is a well-known fact that Rajinikanth will play the role of an aging don in Rajinikanth Kabali. It has been recently reported that Rajinikanth will play the role of a dad and Dhanshika is said to be his daughter. The relationship between Rajini and Dhanshika, is expected to be one of the highlights of the film.
Suriya went on to star in a film not many actors would do. He starred in director Pandiraj’s Pasanga 2, a film based on children. He played the role of a child psychologist and a father of two kids. He managed to impress children and the family audience with his role. Masss also saw Suriya play the role of a dad.
How can one forget Vikram‘s role in Deiva Thirumagal. He played the role of a mentally challenged person and an overprotective father. Baby Saraplayed the role of his daughter in the film. The film featured several heart-warming moments between the two.
Vijay Sethupathi is an on-screen dad who knows to balance his work and family life well. And those who have watched his film Sethupathi would agree. It was refreshing to see a mainstream hero play the role of a father of two kids.