Welcome to Indian style Tom and Jerry show. A show that every Indian family experience, where brother plays the role of Tom whereas sister plays Jerry. Having a sibling sometimes conclude with two warriors who always fight for control over the remote. Two liars who always tease the other one that he/she is adopted.Two thinkers who always think how happy they would have been if they had a sibling of the same gender! Two idiots who feel that the other one is a bigger idiot. Two parties who never agree on one thing. Two wonderful actors who act in front of their mother as the most innocent kid on this earth. Two critiques who never leave any chance to point out the other one’s mistakes.
Even though they fight, they argue, they tease but they are always together. He is a blessing to her and she is the gift of his life. They can’t leave the other one even in their thoughts. Having a sibling is such a joy and if the combination is brother and sister then it is the ultimate.
Bollywood seems to have grasped the concept of brother and sister very closely. They have made many such great movies depicting this pure bond of love and caring nature between brothers and sisters. They have tried to simulate the bond that siblings share in real life.
Here are our picks from Bollywood depicting brother and sister relation, This Raksha Bandhan.
My Brother Nikhil
The film was one of the first feature flicks to bring sensitive topics like homosexuality and HIV in Indian cinema. Nikhil (Sanjay Suri) is disowned by his family and arrested when he is diagnosed with HIV. His sister, played by Juhi Chawla stands by him and get him released despite threats from their community. Juhi Chawla stands against the world for her brother and her character should be an inspiration for siblings of all generations.
The inspiring story of a deaf and mute youngster Iqbal (Shreyas Talpade) and his sister Khadija (Shweta Prasad) dedicated to fight all odds and make their dream come true won all our hearts. Iqbal dreams of becoming a professional cricketer, but is discouraged by his father and is even thrown out of an academy. The brother and sister face several obstacles together, but their combined motivation, courage, and concentrated belief in a dream and with the help of a veteran cricketer (Naseeruddin Shah) result in Iqbal’s dream becoming a reality in the end. The touching story is a must watch for everyone on this auspicious day.
Dil Dhadakne Do
The Zoya Akhtar film with an ensemble cast had a number of stories running in parallel but the one we are interested in is the one between Ranveer Singh’s and Priyanka Chopra’s character. The story is about a dysfunctional family where the two siblings confide in each other no matter how bad their secret maybe. Their relationship is something all brothers and sisters from our generation can relate to. Like Ranveer got Priyanka’s back, helping her out by showing the right path and participating in important decisions of her life
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
Though it was a love story, the role of the overprotective brother and his love for his younger sister played a major role in the film. Most of the brothers, especially the elder ones, tend to be protective of their sisters and this was portrayed quite well by Arbaaz Khan’s character in the film.
Based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, a farmer who was wrongfully convicted in Pakistan and died after a fatal assault inside the jail, the movie Sarbjit focuses on his sister Dalbir Kaur’s fight against the system to prove his innocence. Dalbir fought against the law and many middlemen in between. The fierceness of a sister’s love for her brother and crossing limits for her blood is the best thing in this movie.
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Another film in this list whose central interests doesn’t revolve around a brother-sister relationship. But, the realistic portrayal of sibling bickering, the sweet and bitter love between Genelia D’Souza’s character and her brother won everyone’s hearts. Although they mostly fought and troubled each other but at the end, her brother actually cared for her and loved her from deep down the heart.
This 2016 film tells the tale of a sister (Hetal Gadda) who promises her blind brother that she will help him to get his sight back. The hardships they went through, getting to know about the real world for two little children is something everyone should watch. And what a promise means to a sister given to her brother is depicted flawlessly with some emotional events.
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