Papa Kehte Hain
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
A father always wants the best for his child. Such was the case in this song where the son, the young Aamir Khan in his chocolate boy looks with a guitar in his hands, sang at his college farewell about how his father is sure that he'd be a great person one day. But the thing was, he was still undecided about the future. This song became the anthem of all the youngsters back in 1988 when Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak released and even today, this is one song which almost everyone can recognize. Because it's all about a young boy who says he isn't sure about his career oriented future but what he does know is that he'll create a love story which will be remembered by all. We aren't sure if the Papa exactly approved of that notion but hey! All's fit if the song's fit, right?
Papa Ki Pari Hoon Main
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
For no one can pamper a daughter like a father. That is exactly what Kareena Kapoor sung in this song. Going through the age where every mother gets worried about settling her daughter with whomever seems right for her, this song portrays the feelings of a pampered daughter who says she won't settle for anything less than Perfect for her. And why not? After all she's the "Pari" of her father like the songs title aptly signifies. In a world where around us the existence of daughters is more a cause of worry than comfort, this song is all about that lighter side where fathers are always loving and the daughters say this fact out loud proudly to the world.
What's the fun in life if we don't have a father with whom we can bicker and get away with it? Such was the case between Shahrukh Khan and Anupam Kher in the movie Chaahat. Anupam Kher is distraught over the fact that his only son, played by Shahrukh Khan, has become old enough to get married and that he might just start flirting with girls for fun. To save such situation from happening, he's on the mission to look for a wife for his son so that he can settle down, an idea which doesn't go down too well with the son. Throughout the song, the father-son bicker over the whole marriage business; while the son is adamant that he won't settle down because the prospective bride might just ruin the peaceful world of the father and son, the father insists that all will be well as he's ready to compromise about anything as long as the son's married. Well, the ultimate result of the battle remains undecided because the father keeps telling the world that his son's a fool while the son begs him to cool down. But it does provide a fun listen.
Papa Mere Papa
Main Aisa Hi Hoon
A father is the first and ultimate hero in a daughter's life. And the young girl in the movie Main Aisa Hi Hoon tells the world beautifully about her mentally challenged father played by Ajay Devgn. Because the love which a child has for the parents is always of the different kind, the one which doesn't follow the norms and notions set by the society. If the world laughed at the father for being clumsy, the daughter showed it like how her father is the reason the world laughs. It's all about that silver lining. And such is the honesty in her love that at the end everyone had to confess, there is no one more precious than her father.
Akele Hum Akele Tum
Akele Hum Akele Tum
And at the end of the day, a father just needs the unconditional warmth of his son. Aamir Khan plays the father of a young son and the duo literally have nothing other than each other in the world. A wife that moved on to pursue her dreams, a house falling apart because of the lack of proper care and a life without any comfort; such is the backdrop of the song. But all one can hear in this song is the love which a father has for his son and saying if they have each other, there can be no sadness in life big enough to affect the bliss they share with each other. And to all those doting words, the child lovingly replies, "Oh, I love you Daddy..." Yes, that's the cue for a warm tear to flow.
Papa The Great
Papa The Great
Be it Superman or just an average Joe; a father is always the child's superhero. Such is what this song says. The movie is all about a peace loving, harmless kind of a father who gets tangled in a web made by some gangsters. In the song, the young son sings about all the endearing qualities which his father has taught the son; about always being brave, always seeing the positive side in any situation and never giving up hope. And the father replies in a doting manner just how special his son is for him. A song full of affections if one had to describe it.
Babul Ki Duaein
And when it's the time to go, it's the father who is saddened the most yet puts on the bravest front. In our society, the most inevitable reality is that a girl will have to leave the home where was born and brought up to lead her life with her life companion and with people who are nothing but strangers to her. This doesn't come easy to the parents no matter how much they wish for this day to come and this 1968 depicts a father sending his daughter off with prayers and wishes that she'd lead such a happy life in her in-laws that she'd forget all about her birth family. Something which would only evoke a flood of emotions in everyone who is either sending off or being sent off. Oh well, sentiments understood and the song is evergreen because the emotions are immortal for as long as this ritual will exist, such prayers would always be made.
Writer: Maisooma B.
Editor(s): Komal P. & Hershi J.
Graphics: Marsh P.