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My Brother... Nikhil (2005)

Famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor (Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.

Director:

Onir

Writers:

Onir (story & screenplay), Amitabh Verma (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sanjay Suri ... Nikhil Kapoor
Juhi Chawla ... Anamika "Anu" Kapoor
Purab Kohli ... Nigel De Costa
Victor Banerjee ... Navin Kapoor
Lillete Dubey ... Anita Rosario Kapoor
Dipannita Sharma Dipannita Sharma ... Leena Gomes
Gautam Kapoor Gautam Kapoor ... Sam Fernandez
Shayan Munshi Shayan Munshi ... Kelly Menzes
Peeya Rai Chowdhary Peeya Rai Chowdhary ... Catherine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnivesh Barreto Agnivesh Barreto
Raineera Barreto Raineera Barreto
Philip Colaco Philip Colaco
Sanya Cotta Sanya Cotta
Amit Dhawan Amit Dhawan
Sujoy Ghosh
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

India

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

25 March 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi hermano Nikhil See more »

Filming Locations:

Goa, India

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Opening Weekend:

INR 4,033,000 (India), 1 April 2005
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Four Front Films See more »
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This is the first mainstream Indian film to address the issue of homosexuality. See more »

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Featured in Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner (2007) See more »

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The best movie of 2005
17 June 2006 | by phillydesidudeSee all my reviews

2005 was a very good year for quality movies. And I can safely say that 'my brother nikhil' is the best movie. I loved 'Black' and 'Iqbal', but they come only second to MBN. They did'nt touch me as much as MBN. The credit for that goes to a lot of factors-people involved, and not just the main plot line.

The movie just flows. Never drags- excellent editing. As realistic as it could get- excellent screenplay. Completely devoid of subplots- excellent script writing. Music by Vivek Phillip is awesome. Has only one song that also plays along in the background. And what a song. Sunidhi chauhan and Shaan have delivered one of their best ever. Haunting is the word.

Sanjay Suri plays the protoganist. And boy can he act! I was impressed with his performance in 'Pinjar'. And now this. Am just appalled that he never even got nominated for any of the awards, let alone win. I think its about time that people/film industry sit up and give him credit for his talent.

Likewise, Purab Kohli deserves applause for his performance. Another talent going unnoticed by bollywood.

Juhi chawla, Victor Banerjee and Lilette Dubey all come up with wonderful performances, making their characters totally believable and they are perfectly cast. Am not undermining their calibre, but they've all been recognized and established actors. So, in the end its Sanjay and Purab who got the raw deal. And of course, Onir, the director can be added to that list too. He has handled the issue of AIDS and homosexuality with utmost maturity. Basic premise aside, he deals with so many relationship situations, and all done very realistically. Keep up the good work. Cant wait for his next 'bas ek pal'.

All in all, it's a sin to let a movie like this pass by. So if u have'nt already, please go watch it.


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