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When daddies directed their sons on screen

Last updated on: September 15, 2011 12:23 IST

When daddies directed their sons on screen

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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.

Mausam

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

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Stanley Ka Dabba

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Not just did Amole Gupte direct young son Partho in this year's critically acclaimed Stanley Ka Dabba but the director -- who we saw act in Kaminey and Bheja Fry 2 -- also played the film's antagonist, the Khadoos teacher who the schoolkids hated.

Quite a partnership, this.

Image: A still from Stanley Ka Dabba. Inset: Amole Gupte

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Tell Me O Khuda

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This time, mommy Hema Malini directs daughter Esha in this entertainer looking to resurrect the young girl's acting career. She also directs husband Dharmendra.

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

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Rocky

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Sunil Dutt launched lanky son Sanjay with this film that he produced and directed.

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

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Mera Naam Joker

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Raj Kapoor's 1970 magnum opus featured the screen debut of Raj's son Rishi, playing a plump young version of his father's character.

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

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Kaho Na... Pyaar Hai

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The biggest parentally provided hit in Hindi cinema came in the year 2000, as Rakesh Roshan launched son Hrithik in a reincarnation saga.

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

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Daddy

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The first time we saw Pooja Bhatt on-screen was in this touching film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt, a poignant bit of casting considering the film about an alcoholic was considerably inspired by Bhatt's own liquored-up past.

Image: A still from Daddy. Inset: Mahesh Bhatt

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Prem Aggan

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Bollywood's cowboy Feroz Khan ambitiously launched his son Fardeen with this 1988 dud, a film featuring Meghna Naidu opposite the debuting hero.

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

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Dil Jo Bhi Kahey

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Romesh Sharma, the producer of Hum, directed this 2005 film as a vehicle for his son, Karan.

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

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Anand Aur Anand

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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

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