The Indian festival of the bond of brothers and sisters ‘Raksha Bandhan’ will be celebrated on Sunday, 26 August, 2018. The fun and loving relationship that siblings share is something that many movies have showcased, time after time. Bollywood has given us a number of films that have portrayed the love between two siblings; especially brother and sister.
Here are some Bollywood movies that depict the warmth and craziness that envelopes a sibling relationship and you must watch together on this Raksha Bandhan !
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, but their combined motivation and 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.
My Brother Nikhil
The love that we have for our siblings does not diminish in the face of trying circumstances. Juhi Chawla, as the elder sister fighting for her brother’s rights, is the embodiment of the spirit of sibling relationships.
This Hrithik Roshan flick deserved more at the box office when it came out. The critically acclaimed story of a sister determined to find her brother who was separated from the family during the Bombay riots. Her motivation to unite her brother with the family was a testament of how pure the love between siblings can be.
Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
The kind of ease and comfort with which Genelia D’Souza and Prateik Babbar interact is exactly the kind of camaraderie that brothers and sisters share. The movie also beautifully showcased how two siblings can be completely opposite in nature, and yet understand each other better than anyone else.
Hare Raama Hare Krishna
Set in the 70s during the emergence of hippie culture in the western world, this Dev Anand directed flick dealt with the issues of a separated family. The brother and sister are separated at a young age when the parents get a divorce. After years of separation, the brother sets out to reunite with his sister who has no memory of him.
Bumm Bumm Bole
The film depicts the condition of a poor family where the parents can’t even afford a uniform or shoes for their children. The younger brother loses his sister’s shoes one day and try to hide it from their parents by alternating one pair of shoes between them. The story progresses with the brother taking part in an inter-school marathon to win the third prize- brand new sneakers for his sister. The film perfectly shows how pure and sweet the love in young siblings really is.
This 2016 film tells the tale of a sister (Hetal Gadda) who promises her blind brother that she will help get his sight back. The story about the two siblings and their innocence was lauded in various international film festivals and recently, had its official release in India. This latest film about the relationship between a brother and sister is a must watch for everyone.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
There are few things that sisters won’t do for their brothers and the sacrifices that Divya Dutta bears in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag proved it. She supports her brother against all odds and is, in fact, his biggest source of motivation.
The superstars of Bollywood shared the screen time in this flick as twins. Though the brother and sister are exact opposites of each other, their love prevails no matter how bad the situation gets. Growing up without any parents, the twins learnt to take care of each other and were always there in the hour of need.
These movies prove that your siblings are not only your first partner in crime but also a friend for life!