Like every year, Raksha Bandhan, the festival that celebrates the relationship between a brother and sister, is before us once again. It is the day when a sister ties a rakhi on the wrist of her brother and prays for his long life. Brothers in return promises to protect them from every obstacle.
There have been a lot of movies made on brother-sister sentiment and their relationship. In earlier days when script was given more importance than the stars in the film, many movies were made keeping the bond shared by a brother and sister in mind.
Every other star of the gone era have acted in the movies based on brother-sister sentiment. In the changing times, with the advent of commercial cinema, very rarely do we see such films. Producers shell out money only if they are confident of at least pulling a certain section of the audience.
The likes of Dr Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Devaraj and many others in Sandalwood have acted in such movies. However, these days, though the number of movies made on brother-sister sentiment are very less, filmmakers ensure to add the flavour of brother-sister by showcasing a few scenes related to the love shared by a brother and sister in their movies.
On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, we would like to remember brother-sister sentimental movies made in the last decade. Continue reading it on the slideshow...
Thavarige Baa Thangi (2002)
Thavarige Baa Thangi stands tall among this genre simply because it brought back the lost trend. 'Thangi ninna naguvinalli' track had become a sensation way back in 2002.
The movie was directed by Sai Prakash. Shivaraj Kumar and Radhika Kumaraswamy had played lead roles in the flick. It had attracted huge family audience and the Shivanna-Radhika jodi was well-appreciated.
The success paved way for many other movies in the same genre. Interestingly, Shivaraj Kumar and Radhika teamed up for the similar subjects in later years.
Hrudayavantha was directed by P Vasu. The movie starred Dr Vishnuvardhan, Nagma and Anu Prabhakar in the lead roles.
It was a serious movie that impressed Vishnu fans. P Vasu, who gave a sensational hit to the actor in Apthamitra, did not repeat the same magic in this brother-sister sentimental flick.
Varsha had big names in the cast like late Dr Vishnuvardhan, Ramesh Aravind and Anu Prabhakar. It was directed by S Narayan, who was one of the most sought after director in Kannada movies then. The film was produced by Rockline Venkatesh.
Varsha did decent business despite getting mixed reviews. Audience too had different kind of opinions. But it was declared as an average grosser.
Anna Thangi (2005)
The success of Thavarige Baa Thangi made the same team to join hands again. Sai Prakash brought Shivaraj Kumar-Radhika Kumaraswamy together again for yet another brother-sister sentimental movie.
Like Thavarige Baa Thangi, this movie too did well at Box Office and won the hearts of family audience.
Thangigagi was the remake of superhit Tamil movie Tiruppachi. Darshan and Shwetha starrer movie did decent business at Box Office.
Unlike the the original, which was a blockbuster, the Kannada movie failed to make big impact. The film garnered thumbs down from majority of critics.
Devaru Kotta Thangi (2009)
Sai Prakash, who had opted for Shivanna-Radhika combo earlier, choose Meera Jasmine to play the sister's role in Devaru Kotta Thangi.
Devaru Kotta Thangi, an emotional, sacrifice saga of brother and sister was produced, directed and distributed by director Om Sai Prakash.
Shourya was the remake of Telugu superhit movie Shouryam starring Gopichand. In the Kannada version, Darshan and Madalasa starred in the movie.
The movie was directed by Sadhu Kokila. Shourya was an action-packed movie with enough scope for brother-sister caring scenes. The movie was a commercial hit.
Hit Jodi Again
Meanwhile, Shivaraj Kumar and Radhika Kumaraswamy, who was part of a few successful brother-sister sentimental movies, are teaming up again. They are joining hands for an untitled movie directed by Sai Prakash.