Rakshabandhan, a heartwarming Indian festival, celebrates the unbreakable bond between siblings. As the sister ties a protective thread around her brother’s wrist, it symbolizes a promise of care and love. To amplify the festive spirit and capture the essence of this beautiful relationship, there’s no better way than watching Rakshabandhan-themed movies. Here’s a list of 10 must-watch Rakshabandhan movies that beautifully portray sibling love on the big screen.
Rakshabandhan 2023: 10 Must-Watch Movies Celebrating Sibling Love on Screen
1. Dil Dhadakne Do (2015):
This multi-starrer family drama revolves around the dysfunctional Mehra family as they embark on a cruise to celebrate their parents’ wedding anniversary. While the film touches on various relationships, the bond between siblings Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra) and Kabir (Ranveer Singh) is heartwarming and relatable, adding a touch of realism to the festival of Rakshabandhan.
2. Iqbal (2005):
“Iqbal” tells the story of a deaf and mute aspiring cricketer, Iqbal, and his sister Khadija, who stands by him as he chases his dreams against all odds. Their unwavering support for each other is a testament to the strength of sibling love.
3. My Brother… Nikhil (2005):
This poignant film explores the challenges faced by Nikhil, a gay man, who is ostracized by society. His sister Anamika (Juhi Chawla) stands by him, battling prejudice and advocating for his rights, showcasing the power of unconditional sibling support.
4. Fiza (2000):
Starring Karisma Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan, “Fiza” depicts a sister’s relentless search for her brother who went missing during the Mumbai riots. The film’s emotional depth and portrayal of the sister’s determination make it a touching Rakshabandhan watch.
5. Josh (2000):
“Josh” is a high-energy film about rival gangs in Goa. The relationship between siblings Max (Shah Rukh Khan) and Shirley (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) adds an emotional layer to the action-packed plot, highlighting the lengths a brother can go to protect his sister.
6. Bandhan (1998):
This heartwarming drama showcases the unbreakable bond between a brother (Salman Khan) and his mentally challenged sister (Rambha). The film’s emotional rollercoaster and the sacrifices made for each other make it a quintessential Rakshabandhan watch.
7. Bumm Bumm Bole (2010):
A modern adaptation of the Iranian film “Children of Heaven,” this movie revolves around two siblings who share a pair of shoes to attend school. Their strong sibling connection and the sacrifices they make for each other is a heartwarming portrayal of Rakshabandhan’s spirit.
8. Brothers (2015):
Starring Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra, “Brothers” tells the story of two estranged brothers who reconcile through mixed martial arts. The film beautifully showcases the power of forgiveness and the unbreakable bond between siblings.
9. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015):
Starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor, “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” showcases the story of a royal family and the relationship between the prince and his step-sisters.
The film beautifully captures the essence of sibling love, sacrifice, and reconciliation, making it a heartwarming addition to your Rakshabandhan movie list.
10. Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999):
A quintessential family drama, “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” celebrates the bond between siblings in a joint family setting. The film’s emphasis on love, unity, and mutual support makes it a perfect choice for a Rakshabandhan movie marathon.
These Rakshabandhan movies not only entertain but also beautifully capture the essence of the festival – the undying bond between siblings. From emotional dramas to heartwarming comedies, each film portrays sibling love in its unique way.
So, this Rakshabandhan, gather your loved ones, grab some popcorn, and enjoy these cinematic celebrations of sibling relationships that warm the heart and remind us of the incredible bonds we share.
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