Father, Son and Holy War explores the possibility that the key to psychology oc communal violence against “the other’ in India could lie in male insecurity, itself and inevitable product of the very construction of the notion of manhood. The film traces the development of”manhood” in the Indian psyche on both sides of the communal divide. Hindus have been brought up to believes Muslims are invaders who raped their women, destroyed their temples and practiced forcible conversion. In the changed context, the Muslim minority, despite fears of genocide are not about to take things lying down. The result is carnage.