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 long.
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 brotherhood.
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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.
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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 death.
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 Kaveri.
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.