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Binge Watch These 10 Movies With Your Sibling To Celebrate Raksha Bandhan

By Anubha Das

Updated - Aug. 21, 2021 6 min read

Remember when your brother misplaced the TV remote, leading you on a frantic search across the house? Or the time they devoured the last slice of cake you had set out for yourself? Siblings, oh, siblings — sometimes irritating, generally amusing, and always one-of-a-kind. If your sibling is unhappy with you, they’ll be the first to complain to your mother, but they’ll also be there to answer the door when you get home after curfew, so you don’t get in trouble.

 

 

What better day than Raksha Bandhan to commemorate the various sides of this connection, and what better way than with a movie marathon? Scroll down to see our picks for the best Bollywood and Hollywood films to watch during Raksha Bandhan to honour the incomparable relationship that exists between siblings.

 

1. Frozen

 

Director

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

 

Star Cast 

Kristen Bell(voice), Idina Menzel(voice), Jonathan Groff(voice)

 

IMDb Rating 

7.4/10

 

Image Courtesy: NDTV Gadgets 360

 

 Princess Elsa and Anna were best friends, confidantes, and protectors as children until Elsa inadvertently wounded her younger sister and went away. Their difficult connection will resonate with all siblings, as well as those who have a friend who is so close to them that they could be family.

 

 

Watch it on Disney Plus Hotstar Here

 

 

2. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

 

Director

Karan Johar

 

Star Cast 

Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan

 

IMDb Rating 

7.4/10

 

Image Courtesy: Pinterest

 

Some call it a Bollywood classic, while others call it a guilty pleasure, but everyone agrees that watching K3G at home on a lazy Sunday is one of their favourite childhood memories. The friendship between step brothers Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rohan (Hrithik Roshan) is at the core of this Karan Johar film. Still, the other sibling relationship in the film, between Kajol’s Anjali and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Poo, is just as important.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

3. Dil Dhadakne Do 

 

Director

Zoya Akhtar

 

Star Cast 

Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Ranveer Kapoor

 

IMDb Rating 

6.9/10

 

Image Courtesy: Filmybeat

 

Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra) and Kabir (Ranveer Singh), who grew up in an affluent New Delhi neighbourhood, join together in the face of family strife and are each other’s closest confidants. The two of them are always pitted against the rest of the world. They stick up for each other and even give each other reality checks on occasion. Kabir and Ayesha become one of the most charming on-screen siblings because of their genuine connection.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

4. The Parent Trap

 

Director

Nancy Meyers

 

Star Cast 

Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

 

IMDb Rating 

6.7/10

 

Image Courtesy: Metro.style

 

Twins who are separated at birth meet in camp and become bitter competitors, only to discover that they are sisters. They make it their goal to reconnect with their parents after finding the truth. Lindsay Lohan portrays both characters, who switch places in order to rekindle their parents’ love for one other. This Raksha Bandhan, rediscover this childhood favourite and the notion that there is no bad luck.

 

5. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag 

 

Director

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

 

Star Cast 

Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pawan Malhotra

 

IMDb Rating 

8.2/10

 

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Image Courtesy: Variety

 

Though Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is mostly on the journey of Indian Olympian Milkha Singh set against the partition of India in 1947, his relationship with his older sister, Isri Kaur (Divya Dutta), is a significant element of the storey. They were both sources of encouragement and inspiration for one other. Their relationship exemplifies how sisters would always be there for their younger brothers.

 

Watch it on Disney Plus Hotstar Here

 

 

6. Sarbjit

 

Director

Omung Kumar

 

Star Cast 

Randeep Hooda, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Richa Chadha

 

IMDb Rating 

7.3/10

 

Image Courtesy: open Magazine

 

Raksha Bandhan has traditionally been portrayed as a celebration in which brothers promise to safeguard their sisters from any harm and evil for the rest of their lives. The film depicts how a sister may be just as protective of her brother and go to great lengths to save him. Dalbir Kaur, Sarabjit Singh’s older sister, dedicated her entire life to get her brother out of Pakistan. She fought for 23 years to bring her brother back home, but he got killed by inmates before his release.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

7. Dhanak

 

Director

Nagesh Kukunoor

 

Star Cast 

Krrish Chhabria, Hetal Gada, Vipin Sharma

 

IMDb Rating 

7.9/10

 

Image Courtesy: Variety

 

Pari, a ten-year-old SRK fan, and Chotu, an eight-year-old Salman Khan fan, script a heartwarming narrative of sibling love in the film. Pari is driven by her commitment to restore Chotu’s eyesight before his ninth birthday, which is just a few months away. When Pari sees SRK’s eye donation billboard, she knows she’ll be able to figure out the problem if she meets him. Pari and Chotu have a unique brother-sister relationship. From adversaries to each other’s last hope for survival in this cruel world.

 

8. Kapoor & Sons

 

Director

Shakun Batra

 

Star Cast 

Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah, Siddhart Malhotra, Alia Bhatt

 

IMDb Rating 

7.7/10

 

Image Courtesy: Koimoi

 

Again, we’re dealing with a dysfunctional family that has been going on for years, despite major problems looming on the horizon. The family’s eldest son is a published author who wishes to be free of the expectations placed on him by his family. The younger brother is experiencing writer’s block and is living in the shadow of his older sibling. The Kapoor brothers’ fraternal connection is extremely odd; we can see and feel the frigidity, yet love ultimately triumphs, and memories are exchanged.

 

Watch it on Amazon Prime Here

 

 

9. Fiza

 

Director

Khalid Mohamed

 

Star Cast 

Karisma Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Jaya Bachchan

 

IMDb Rating 

6.2/10

 

Image Courtesy: IMDb

 

When her brother disappears, Fiza rummages through heaven and hell to bring him back. Later, when she finds out that Amaan is a terrorist, she leaves no stone unturned to convince him to change his ways. Till the very end, you can see a sister’s unequivocal love for her brother.

 

10. Kai Po Che

 

Director

Abhishek Kapoor

 

Star Cast 

Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao

 

IMDb Rating 

7.8/10

 

Image Courtesy: IMDb

 

Ishaan, the overprotective brother, and Vidya, his bouncy sister, have an excellent connection where he teases her and gets her what she needs. For being with her, Ishaan even assaults his closest buddy. This film teaches you that your brother will always be there for you, even if it costs him his friendship.

 


Now, get some popcorn and cool drinks for the movie night and let the party begin!


 

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