Films on Sibling Love and Rivalry

We bring to you movies which showed the variety of emotions between these blood relations - the relation between siblings!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 7:24:25 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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"Ek haazaron main meri behna hai"

This dialogue reminds us of the eternal and divine bond between a sister and her brother, as is the unbreakable bond between any siblings. The bond is pure, revered and is based on trust and love. Siblings are the perfect friend life ever bestowed upon us. They share our innermost secrets to our daily random acts. But then there are times in this sibling relation when one moves ahead in the race of life and we stoop to emotions such as envy, hatred and betrayal. It's these time that reveals the ugly side of either sibling. So as every relation goes through its ups-downs and breakups and patching ups, we bring to you movies which showed the variety of emotions between these blood relations - the relation between siblings!
The classic movie which addressed issues such as poverty and social injustice was immortalized by the epic dialogue "mere paas maa hai"Directed by Yash Raj Chopra, it focused on sibling rivalry and clashing ideologies. A tale of two brothers; Vijay, a leading figure in the underworld and Ravi, an honest police officer. When Ravi finds out his own brother is a criminal, he decides not to protect him and instead wants him to confess all his crimes and it ends with Vijay dying at the hand of his own brother. Thus it shows that good wins over evil, even when the fight is between blood relations.
Hum Saath-Saath Hain
"A family that prays together, eats together, stays together". Directed by Sooraj Barjatya, it's the story of Vivek, Prem, Sangeeta and Vinod who share a close bonding with each other. Vivek, who is not the biological son of Mamta, decides to go on a self-imposed exile to maintain peace and wishes to hand over the business to her son Prem. Vinod and Prem are both hurt by the turn of events and support their elder brother. Prem lashes out at his mother's decision and maintains that Vivek's place is only his and he will just be the support system. Mamta soon realizes her fault and brings Vivek home, uniting the siblings. The movie depicted the bond which went beyond blood relations, showing that relationships are formed on the basis of love and not blood.
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
The biggest hit of 1994 and another typical Sooraj Barjatya movie, the movie tells the tale of two brothers and two sisters. Rajesh marries Pooja while their respective siblings, Prem and Nisha, fall in love during the wedding rituals. The sisters share an in-explainable bond which is strengthened during Pooja's pregnancy and childbirth. After Pooja dies, Nisha is to wed Rajesh for the baby's sake. Prem and Nisha both readily sacrifice their love with Prem treating her like a bhabhi. Rajesh eventually finds out about their love on the wedding day and is overwhelmed and simultaneously heartbroken by his brother's gesture and asks Prem to marry Nisha. The movie ends with Prem and Nisha happily married and looking after the baby as well. It's truly said - bonds are made in heaven, whether with your love or your siblings!
Aaina is the story of two sisters, Roma and Reema, with very different personalities. Naive Reema has always let the cunning Roma hog the spotlight. Ravi makes a stylish entry with both the sisters falling in love with him, but he readily gives his heart to vivacious Roma, who after a lot of pursuing agrees to marry him. On the wedding day, Roma runs away and Reema, who had put up a brave front ends up marrying Ravi. Reema and her love for him blossom under Ravi's attention and they happily live together. To their dismay, Roma returns and is disgusted and equally jealous to see her sister happy. Reema happily allows her sister to stay at her house while Roma decides to win Ravi back and tries seduction and committing suicide. Ravi, who has already fallen for Reema, exposes her and the happy couple carry on with their lives. The song "aaina hai mera chehra" was also sung by real life sisters and playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
Ram Lakhan
The showman's finest offering is the story of Ram, Lakhan, Geeta and Radha. The evil duo Bhishamber (Amrish Puri) and Bhanu (Paresh Rawal) steal the Thakur family's wealth and kill Ram and Lakhan's father. Ram grows up to be a responsible policeman while Lakhan, also a policeman, misuses his power and helps smugglers to become powerful. Both want to avenge their father's death and family humiliation but have different ideologies, leading to the brothers no longer being on talking terms. The movie ends with the brothers successfully exacting their pound of flesh and reuniting. While the movie dealt with the same story and same concept of the helpless mother and her two sons, the portrayal and the fresh pairs made it appealing along with some beautiful compositions.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Directed by Karan Johar, this is the story of Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rohan (Hrithik Roshan) who are  the sons of Yashwardhan and Nandini Raichand. Despite Rahul being adopted and the huge age difference, the brothers share an unbreakable bond. Anjali and Pooja Sharma are two sisters where Rahul falls for Anjali and marries her against his father's wishes of marrying the girl of his choice. Rahul is asked to leave the Raichand mansion and he complies. Rohan, who was studying in a hostel, returns home to find that Rahul is no longer living with them and his love for his brother makes him go to London to bring him back home. The tagline of the film itself states, It's All About Loving Your Family.

Other movies that depicted sibling love are: Hare Rama Hare KrishnaKaran Arjun, Josh, Fiza, Om Jai JagdeshPyar Kiya To Darna KyaJaane Tu Ya Jaane NaMy Brother Nikhil, Chal Mere BhaiDoli Saja Ke Rakhna, Iqbal amongst many others.

As BollyCurry took you down memory lane, we're sure it bought memories of your siblings to surface. After all the fights, the name calling, everything, you still love your sibling. Come what may, in the end, the lost sisters/brothers unite, declaring that no one can separate them. But remember, it's not always about blood but about love. With that thought, leave your favorite Bollywood sibling movie below!
Author: Vibha B. & Mayu P.
Editors: Mayu P.
Graphics: Areena A.

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Posted on: 23 April 2013 at 12:26am
no film can match up to the level of hum apke hain was a true epic

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Posted on: 18 April 2013 at 3:35am
k3g is the best movie ever made
srk-big b rocked

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Posted on: 17 April 2013 at 10:54pm
Loved K3G & HSSH !! Luv u Hrithik Roshan !!

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Posted on: 17 April 2013 at 10:06pm
I think in this list should be included that Kajol double role flick. Where one Kajol is raped and murdered, the other one finds her killer and avenges her death

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Posted on: 17 April 2013 at 4:24pm
HSSH & K3G are considered the most epic movies of B-Town.

A very good selection!

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Posted on: 17 April 2013 at 3:11pm
Thanks Sio would nt be possible without your encouragement. My fav is Hum Saath Saath hain

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Posted on: 17 April 2013 at 3:07pm
hum sath sath hain and hum aapke hain are the bestest movies of bollywood:)))))))

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Posted on: 17 April 2013 at 1:49pm
congo vibha baby on ur first articleCool
k3g is my fav from this...i luv that movie a lot...LOL

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Posted on: 17 April 2013 at 12:24pm
Love HSSH and K3G <3 love you Hrithik Roshan

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