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10 defining bhai-behen films

Deepa Gahlot picks 10 defining brother-sister movies

india Updated: Aug 28, 2007 12:42 IST

Boot Polish

Prakash Arora directed this film, for the R K banner, about a brother (Master Ratan) and sister (Baby Naaz), whose aunt forces them to beg. With the help of a friendly bootlegger (David), they learn to stand on their own feet and resist attempts to separate them.

Toofan aur Diya

Nanda got her break in this Prabhat Kumar-directed film - a saga of a brother (Satish Vyas) and sister orphaned in childhood, who survive all odds, thanks to the brother's unwavering courage.

Chhoti Bahen

L V Prasad's melodrama had Nanda as the sister of two loving brothers (Ashok KumarRehman). When she is blinded in an accident, her older brother has to make sacrifices, besides enduring the younger brother's vampish wife (Shyama). This film had the all-time hit festive song, for siblings,

Bhaiya mere, rakhi ke bandhan ko nibhana


Bhai Bahen

A Bhim Singh's high drama had an interesting twist, a man (Sunil Dutt) discovers from his ailing father that he has a half-sister (Padmini), who dances on the streets; when he brings her home, it causes problems and misunderstandings.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna

Set against the backdrop of the hippie movement of the 1970s, Dev Anand directed this movie and played a brother who goes to Nepal in search for his long lost sister (Zeenat Aman) and finds an unhappy junkie.

Pyari Behna

Tanvi Azmi made her debut in this surprise hit directed by Bapu with Mithun Chakraborty playing her devoted brother, who doesn't want to get married so he can look after his didi.

Chahat (

Not one of Mahesh Bhatt's better films, this one had Naseeruddin Shah as a don who will do anything to keep his sister (Ramya) happy. When she falls in love with a man (Shah Rukh Khan), who loves another, his fury has no bounds.


Karisma Kapoor goes in search of her missing brother (Hrithik Roshan), and finds that he has joined a militant group. She ends up killing him before he can carry out a terrorist attack.


In Mansoor Khan's West Side Story version set in Goa, Shah Rukh plays a brother over-protective of his twin sis (Aishwarya Rai) and triggers off a gang war when she falls in love with the rival clan's brother.

My Brother Nikhil

In Onir's film, Juhi Chawla plays a sister who stands by her gay brother (Sanjay Suri) suffering from AIDS, and fights to help him spend his last days with dignity.

First Published: Aug 28, 2007 12:36 IST