Father's Day Special
Father's Day playlist; Pictured: A man plays with his child against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on a beach in Mumbai July 23, 2010.Reuters

In an Indian family, fathers are generally considered to be the authority figure and the main bread winner. During our childhood, we generally perceive our fathers to be strict but we also lean on them for support and also consider them to be our main source of guidance. This perception changes sometimes as we grow up and start considering them to be our best friends. But one thing is for sure: whatever kind of relationship we end up having with our fathers, they are the entities we always look up to while growing up.

Father's Day is the celebration of that very entity in our lives who acts as our biggest support system right from childhood. So, as you prepare to surprise your dad this Sunday on Father's Day, here are some Bollywood numbers that you can dedicate to him to show your love.

"Papa Kehte Hain" from "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak"

This song has been a mainstay on school and college farewell parties for over two decades now. Composed by Anand-Milind and sung by Udit Narayan, it talks about the expectations of a father and what his son makes of it.


"Akele Hum Akele Tum" from "Akele Hum Akele Tum"

Maybe Anu Malik is now known for taking a lot of inspirations from others' songs for his own music, but in the 1990s he did deliver some amazing film songs. One of them is the title track from "Akele Hum Akele Tum." The song was sung by Udit Narayan and his son Aditya Narayan.


"Papa Ki Pari" from "Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon"

In Bollywood, a girl is almost always portrayed to be her daddy's darling princess. "Papa Ki Pari" is a song in which this notion is highlighted with grandeur. It is another Anu Malik track that was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan.


"Babul" from "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun"

"Hum Aapke Hain Kaun" is perhaps the biggest family blockbuster in Bollywood. The film achieved its feat not only because its story but also because of its music. "Babul," sung by Sharda Sinha, is centered on a girl who is about to leave her parental home after marriage.


"Papa The Great" from "Papa The Great"

We all have idolized our fathers at some point of time or the other and the title track of "Papa The Great" talks exactly that. Another classic sung by Narayan and his son, this song was composed by music directors Nikhil and Vinay.

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