When daddies directed their sons on screen
Is it easier or harder to have a director for a father? A bit of both, apparently.
With Mausam releasing next week, we take a look at 10 films where parents directed their kids. Some of these parental collaborations turned out great, and some were rather underwhelming, leading us to conclude that even the most loving dad can't conjure up a masterpiece just to please their kid.
Having finally earned praise from his legendary actor father Pankaj Kapur for his work in Kaminey and Jab We Met, Shahid Kapoor now stars in Pankaj's directorial debut, Mausam, opposite Anil Kapoor's daughter Sonam.
It promises to be a dramatic love story.
Image: A still from Mausam. Inset: Pankaj Kapur
Stanley Ka Dabba
Quite a partnership, this.
Image: A still from Stanley Ka Dabba. Inset: Amole Gupte
Tell Me O Khuda
Old-school superstars Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor also star, suggesting that the sets must have been brimming over with nostalgia.
Image: A still from Tell Me O Khuda. Inset: Hema Malini
The young Dutt starred as Rakesh, renamed Rocky by his adoptive parents, who later sets out to avenge the death of his father. RD Burman's music was perhaps the most successful part of this film.
Image: A still from Rocky. Inset: Sunil Dutt
Mera Naam Joker
The cherubic Rishi plays a character in love with his teacher, played by a winsome Simi Garewal.
Image: A still from Mera Naam Joker. Inset: Raj Kapoor
Kaho Na... Pyaar Hai
The plot didn't matter as audiences went hysterical over Hrithik, instantly turning the young man into a superstar.
Image: A still from Kaho Na... Pyaar Hai. Inset: Rakesh Raushan
Image: A still from Daddy. Inset: Mahesh Bhatt
Fardeen won the Best Debut award at the Filmfares that year, and it remains the only award he has ever won.
Image: A still from Prem Aggan. Inset: Feroze Khan
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey
Roping in buddy Amitabh Bachchan, composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and shooting in Stockholm and Mauritius, Sharma tried hard to make the film work but it sank without a trace.
Image: A still form Dil Jo Bhi Kahey. Inset: Romesh Sharma
Anand Aur Anand
The gimmicky title wasn't the worst of it.
Dev Anand launched son Suneil in this film, the real-life father and son playing the same roles on-screen, except in a bizarre story about marital infidelity, estranged relationships, and, at one stage, drunken elephants.
The film, needless to say, didn't work at all.
Image: A still from Anand Aur Anand. Inset: Dev Anand