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Bhai, behen & Bollywood

bollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2011 03:19 IST
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As we celebrate Raksha Bandhan today, here’s looking at some movies that best captured the brother-sister bond.

Josh (2000)
Shah Rukh Khan went completely ballistic playing an over possessive brother in Mansoor Khan’s inspiration of the Hollywood flick West Side Story. In this one, he he tries to keep his twin sister (Aishwarya Rai) away from her love interest Chandrachur Singh. Cirumstances, however, land him in a coup until he is rescued by Singh, who then marries Rai.

Pehchan (1993)
In this Deepak Shivdasani outing, actor Suneil Shetty goes to every length in search of his kid sister Madhoo before finding her in a red-light area, after she was abducted by a goon while she was a child, to ensnare her family into deceit and entrapment.

Bandhan (1998)
In Bandhan, sister Ashwini Bhawe takes her kid-brother Salman Khan to her in-laws’ as dowry. Understandably, brother-in-law Jackie Shroff feels sidelined and spends his nights at a nautch girl’s place before Salman puts everything at stake, even his life to save him and his family from the local goons, only for his sister’s sake.

Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
Kajol plays Arbaaz Khan’s kid sister in this light-hearted love story that sees the transformation of an overly-protective older brother to allow her to marry the man of her choice.

Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
Madhuri Dixit plays an ideal sister of sorts, who is willing to suffer her husband Shah Rukh Khan’s taunts to look after her unemployed younger brother (Atul Agnihotri) in her marital home.

Other movies on sister-brother bonding in Bollywood
Rakhi (1962)
Bhai Bahen (1969)
Mere Bhaiya (1972)
Aaina (1977)
Pyari Behna (1985)
Angaaray (1986)
Didi (1990)

Popular Rakhi songs
Mere Bhaiya Mere Chanda- Kajal (1965)
Phoolon Ka Taron Ka - Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)
Bhaiya Mere Raakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhana - Chhoti Behan (1973)
Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se - Resham Ki Dori (1974)
Isse Samjho Na Resham Ka Taar Bhaiya - Tirangaa (1992)

(Text: Robin Bansal)