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Entertainment Movie Reviews 13 May 2016 Dear Dad movie revie ...

Dear Dad movie review: Gay theme saved, but barely

Published May 13, 2016, 3:26 pm IST
Updated May 13, 2016, 3:32 pm IST
Shivam's vision of a perfect family comes crashing. Will he be able to accept his father again?
Still from film's song
 Still from film's song

Director: Tanuj Bhramar

Star cast: Arvind Swamy, Himanshu Sharma, Ekavali Khanna, Aman Uppal


Nitin (Arvind Swamy) and his son Shivam (Himanshu Sharma) share a warm, almost humdrum father-son relationship till the day Nitin decides to drop off Shivam to boarding school.

On the way to school, they stop at Nitin’s parents house where Shivam gets to know about his father’s alternate sexuality. His vision of a perfect family comes crashing. Will he be able to accept his father again?

There are moments when Shivam is angry and hurt. He wants his family to be perfect; he is not ready to accept the fact that his parents will now go through a divorce and he is naturally angry.

Director Tanuj Bhramar could have explored gay relationships deeper. But in this film, he is almost content to let it all rest with a son's acceptance -- if willy-nilly -- of his father's sexuality.

It’s good to see Arvind Swamy come back after so many years with a different yet powerful role.