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My Brother... Nikhil (2005)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  25 March 2005 (India)
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Famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor (Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.

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Nikhil Kapoor
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Anamika "Anu" Kapoor
Purab Kohli ...
Nigel De Costa
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Navin Kapoor
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Anita Rosario Kapoor
Dipannita Sharma ...
Leena Gomes
Gautam Kapoor ...
Sam Fernandez
Shayan Munshi ...
Kelly Menzes
Peeya Rai Chowdhary ...
Catherine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnivesh Barreto
Raineera Barreto
Philip Colaco
Sanya Cotta
Amit Dhawan
Sujoy Ghosh
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The Kapoors have been living in Goa for several years, and are a well-known and respected family. Navin Kapoor is now retired, and lives with his wife, Anita, who has some Portugese blood, a sportsman son, Nikhil, and daughter, Anamika (Anu). Navin is thrilled to know that Nikhil has been selected for a sports scholarship and will be representing Goa in a national swimming championship. Before that could happen, Nikhil is asked by his coach to take a break and let some fresh youngsters take over; he is eventually dismissed from the team; Navin and Leena encounter hostile stares whenever they go out together; and Leena is shunned by her friends. Watch the climax as the Kapoors find out why the ground has been removed from under their feet, and if at all they are ready to accept the challenge together as a family or as embittered individuals who end up blaming each other. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Wonderful, sensitive film
9 June 2005 | by (San Jose, CA, US) – See all my reviews

After Phir Milenge comes another touching film that sheds light on one of India's most misunderstood problems, AIDS. It is a pity that in the 21st century, AIDS is still thought of as a homosexual disease. I was shocked to see that people think it is extremely contagious and that there are no effective laws to protect patients. I couldn't believe that they're literally treated like dogs. Throughout the movie, I kept on wondering how the protagonist contracted the disease. I realized afterwords that the cause isn't revealed for a reason. People always assume how an AIDS patient contracted HIV, and they have no right to assume the cause and accuse the person for it. They are human beings and have an equal right to life. This movie also sheds some light on the extremely misunderstood gay relationship. Juhi Chawla does a wonderful job as does Sanjay Suri. However, I liked Phir Milenge more. It is much more positive and upbeat. MBN is rather depressing.


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