India is celebrating Raksha Bandhan festival on August 20. It is one of the most celebrated festivals of the country, predominantly in Northern part of India. Raksha Bandhan signifies the bond of protection from a brother to sister.
In the era of globalisation, Raksha Bandhan has been spread to
South India also. It is marked by sister tying Rakhi to brother's
hand. This symbolises the brother and sister relationship to stay
Indian cinema which has all the themes of movies, has not
forgotten to include the brother and sister sentiment. Languages
like Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada has made many movies on
this theme. Tamil cinema industry is not excluded - Superstars from
MG Ramachandra to Vijay have done the movies, which depicts the
brother and sister sentiment.
When we look into classical age of Tamil cinema, Shivajai
Ganesan starrer Pasamalar can be considered as the first
movie, which carried the theme of brother and sister sentiment in
Tamil cinema. The song 'Malargalai pol thangai urangukia' from the
movie became the all time best songs in Tamil film industry which
narrates the brother and sister relationship.
'Annana vittu oru kalayanama' song, from the movie Vathiyar
Veetu Pillai is also remembered, when we talk about
Click on slides to know more Tamil movies that depicted
The movie was released in the year 1961. Pasamalar had
Shivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan and Savitri in the lead roles. The
movie was directed by A Bhimsingh. Shivaji Ganesan and Savitri
played the brother and sister role in the movie.
The movie stars MG Ramachandran (MGR) in the dual role, with
Manjula Vijaykumar, Latha and Sita in the lead roles.
Ninaithadhai Mudippavan is the remake 1970 Bollywood movie
Sacha Joota. MGR played the brother role for Sita, who
will be physically handicapped.
Naan Sigappu Manithan
Naan Sigappu Manithan had Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj,
Ambika and K Bhagyaraj in the lead role. The movie was directed by
SA Chandrasekhar, which was released in the year 1985. Rajinikanth
turns out to be a goon, who takes revenge for his sister
Was released in the year 1993, had Vijay Kumar, Radhika and
Napolean in the lead role. Kizhakku Cheemayile was
directed by Bharathiraaja. The movie was praised for the brother
and sister role played by Vijay Kumar and Radhika
The movie had Sarath Kumar, Murali and Kaveri in the lead role.
The movie was released in the year 2001, directed by KS Ravi Kumar.
Where the elder brother role is played by Sarath Kumar with his two
brothers role played by Murali and Manoj Kumar. The trio will be
blesses with one younger loving sister role played by
The movie had Capt. Vijaykanth, Soundarya, Goundamani, Prakash
Raj and Senthil in the lead cast. Chokka Thangam was
released in the year 2003, which was directed by K Bhagyaraj.
Vijaykanth played the brother role for Uma.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay starrer Thirupaachi was released
in the year 2005. The plot depicts brother duty will not end with
sister marriage. The movie had Vijay, Trisha Krishnan and Mallika
in the lead role. Vijay seems to be a supportive brother even after
the marriage of Mallika.
Young Tamil actor Bharath was not excluded from the sister
sentiment films. He became a model brother who stands for her elder
sister Khushboo in her difficult times. Pazhani was
released in the year 2008, had Bharath, Kajal Aggarwal and Khushboo
in the lead roles.