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Today (August 18, 2016) is the Raksha Bandhan Day, a festival that is much celebrated in the Northern part of India to observe the profound mutual love between brothers and sisters.
On this special day, we take a look at some of the Malayalam movies that best portrayed brother-sister relationship on the screen.
Go through the slides to know more..
The film Hitler had Mammootty in the role of a protective and caring elder brother of 5 sisters. Mammootty was perfect as the strict and at the same time, a loving brother. Some sequences in the film would definitely bring tears in your eyes.
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Brother-Sister relationship formed the crux of the story of the film, even though the film had very few on-screen sequences depicting it. Mammootty plays the role of a brother, who brings up his sister's children, posing to be their own father.
Pavithram is one of the best emotional family dramas of Malayalam cinema. The film narrated the story of a brother and a sister, who was a late child of their parents.
Kaliyoonjal directed by Anil Babu had Mammootty and Shalini in the lead roles. They looked perfect as a brother and sister. The film narrated the story of a sister and her brother, who is protective and possessive about her.
Aniyathipraavu was mainly a love story and at the same time the film narrated the bonding between three brothers and a sister. Shalini played the role of a lovable sister in this film, directed by Fazil.
Once again Mammootty was seen in the role of a loving brother to a sister, in this film directed by Siddique. Mammootty plays the role of a brother who takes care of his step-sister, without her knowledge.
Bangalore Days had a different story to tell. The film narrated the journey of three cousins played by Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim. There are many such instances in the film which showed brother's love and care for a sister.
Even though the film was an action flick, the loving relationship of a brother and sister played by Mohanlal and Divya Unni respectively, formed the crux of the storyline. Mohanlal played the character of a loving brother, who considers his sister to be the most important part of his life.
Malayalam films have always given importance to family bonding and relationships. Family bondings have been the crux of many films from the past. Superstars like Mammootty and Mohanlal entered the hearts of people doing such roles in the past.
Brother-Sister relationship is something that Malayalam films have used to good effect. We have had movies which depicted the spat between the siblings and at the same time certain films portrayed the never-ending love for brother to a sister and vice-versa.
Well, it has to be noted that most of the films in the above list have turned out to be big hits. They have been lapped up by the family audiences.
Films like Hitler, Pavithram etc. hold a cult status among the Malayalam film audiences. They are still dear to the Malayalam audiences and the grand reception that these films still receive during television screenings underlines that fact.