Movies to watch on Raksha Bandhan that showed realistic brother-sister relationships

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As Raksha Bandhan fast approaches, families prepare for the festivities. For people living away from home, this is the perfect opportunity to bond with family, especially siblings. Food, laughs, movies – it’s all on the menu at Raksha Bandhan.

While some will head to theaters to see the highly anticipated Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan, many prefer to spend this time at home with loved ones. For the latter, we have a list of movies you can watch at home with your siblings, just to say, “Dekh aese host hain bhai-behen.

Here are seven movies that showed the good, the bad, and the bad side of sibling relationships:

1. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
© Aamir Khan Productions

The cat-and-mouse rivalry between Aditi (Genelia D’Souza) and Amit (Prateik Babbar) is remembered by people even a decade after the film’s release. Although they were constantly at each other’s throats, they were also each other’s biggest supporters. Their relationship proves that no matter how much you argue with your siblings or disagree with them, you will always support each other.

2. Dil Dhadakne Do

Dil Dhadakne Do
© Eros International

Although Kabir (Ranveer Singh) and Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) come from a very dysfunctional family, they never let their parents affect their relationship. They were honest with each other, drop truth bombs wherever necessary to get the other person to take a critical look at their life.

In the end, it was the strength they drew from each other that allowed them to stand up for themselves in front of their parents and the world.

3. Kapoor & Sons

Kapoor & Sons
© Dharma Productions

As Dil Dhadakne Do, Kapoor & Sons was also centered on a dysfunctional family, but unlike the first, his sibling duo weren’t close to each other. The parents preferred Rahul (Fawad Khan) over Arjun (Sidharth Malhotra) and the two are not friends at all.

However, the film contains certain scenes where the two try to overcome their differences in modest ways. Not all sibling relationships are perfect, but like Rahul and Arjun, they always find a way to come together when the need arises.

4. Dangal

Dangal
© Aamir Khan Productions

Siblings might be your biggest cheerleaders, but they’re also the ones calling you on your BS. When Geeta Phogat (Fatima Sana Shaikh) feels her father is unnecessarily hard on her and her lifestyle, Babita (Sanya Malhotra) tells her that she is also at fault. Sometimes this reality check can make a big difference in our lives.

5. Brothers

Brothers
© Dharma Productions

Two brothers, Monty (Sidharth Malhotra) and David (Akshay Kumar) were close as children, but their father’s alcoholism breaks the family apart in such a way that they are unable to look each other in the eye. This sibling relationship gone wrong is something many people can relate to, having lost touch with their siblings for a myriad of reasons.

However, her filmed happy ending also showed them hope for a reconciliation.

6. Fiza

fiza
© The Cultural Company

This 2000 movie starring Karishma Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan as siblings showed a unique relationship between the two. After a young boy goes missing, his mother and sister do everything to find him. The sister’s perseverance and faith in finding her brother and getting him out of the difficult circumstances he is stuck in has resonated with many.

None of us are perfect, but when your sibling supports you against all odds, you begin to have hope for yourself.

7. Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi
© Dharma Productions

Kaira’s parents (Alia Bhatt) caused him enough trauma for a lifetime and that involved his younger brother, Kiddo (Rohit Saraf) a lot. However, that didn’t stop them from building a strong and rewarding relationship. Although they live miles apart, they are the only ones in this family who understand each other.

It’s common to feel jealous that your sibling gets more love and attention than you do. However, this does not mean that you avoid each other because of your parents’ preferential treatment.

Which of these sibling duos do you most identify with?

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