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On Father’s Day, watch these films to bask in paternal warmth




Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl: This 2020 Dharma production, essayed a father’s support for his daughter beautifully in a world where patriarchal attitudes more often than not snuff out the dreams and ambitions of young women. The Sharan Sharma directorial based on the life of  Gunjan Saxena, one of the first Indian female air-force pilots in combat, had a sterling performance by Pankaj Tripathi who plays the wind beneath his daughter Gunjan’s  (Janhvi Kapoor ) wings.  Calm, soft-spoken, wise and nurturing, he stands up to his wife and son to encourage Gunjan to soar and proves that fathers too can play an important role in empowering their daughters.

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