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‘Bhai Dooj 2022’: Five movies to watch with your siblings this Diwali

Bhai Dooj, Bhaubeej, Bhai Tika or Bhai Phonta is a festival celebrated by Hindus on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar or of Shalivahan Shaka calendar month of Kartika. It is celebrated during the Diwali.

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This Bhai Dooj spend some time with your siblings and make your bond stronger. Well, movies definitely seem to be a great idea.

Here are our five top selection for you! 


Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a story about Lala Kedarnath (Kumar) and his relationship with his four sisters. It focuses on his efforts to get his sisters married and tackles issues such as dowry and body shaming. It focuses on his efforts to get his sisters married and tackles issues such as dowry and body shaming.

Bumm Bumm Bole

A story about a school-going brother-sister duo, Bumm Bumm Bole starring Taare Zameen Par’s Darsheel Safari is the tale of a family barely able to make ends meet, set in a tremulous world with bad things happening outside. The sibling bond is the focal point of the cute story where Pinu and Jhilmil share one single piece of footwear between them when one of the siblings loses the shoe and the duo does not inform their parents of this. Pinu then decides to participate in a school marathon aiming to land the third position as the prize for that consists of a brand new pair of shoes. The story is full of innocence and fun in the face of difficult times and the love between the siblings against the hardships shines bright!

Hum Saath Saath Hain 

Hum Saath Saath Hain features an ensemble cast, including Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Mohnish Bahl, and Neelam Kothari who play siblings in the film. The film is a family drama, which captures the essence of siblinghood.

My Brother Nikhil 

My Brother Nikhil is the movie that reiterates what sibling-relationships are meant for and how they can support each other in every aspect of their life. Nikhil is a swimming champion with a soft, passionate, and artistic side. Life takes a turn when he gets diagnosed with HIV and is subsequently abandoned by his friends and parents.

The one person who doesn’t leave his side throughout was his sister Anamika played by Juhi Chawala. Even when Nikhil lost his spot on the swim team and was isolated by the authorities, Anamika was the only one who stood beside him.

Anamika helps him build his life back and starts an organisation to raise awareness of people with similar fates. This movie is definitely a must watch.

Dil Dhadakne Do

Directed by ace director Zoya Akhtar, Dil Dhadakne Do was one of the highest-grossing films of 2015. The film revolves around the lines of a family and who set on a cruise to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in the company of relatives and friends. Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh essayed the role of siblings Ayesha Mehra and Kabir Mehra. Their camaraderie in the film is a visual treat. Both the actors played their part beautifully and with full conviction. One sibling stands for the other like a pillar of strength in difficult times. A highly recommended film to watch with your sibling.

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