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      My Brother ... Nikhil

      2005 2 hr. 0 min. Drama List
      Reviews 78% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Swimmer Nikhil Kapoor deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Beautiful, heartfelt and gut wrenching in parts. Though story is set in late 1980s it gives you an insight in the minds of ignorant and how discrimination propagates. It's a must watch Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Based on a true story.. told after Nikhil's death. HIV+..Ostracism... and after 2 years, acceptance, tears.. and love. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Clever use of stigma and fear of the unknown to reflect an unjust society. It is also a personal journey for all of the main characters who interact directly to the camera about the lead. The film does neglect the societal prejudice in the second half of the feature after primarily using it to fuel the story in the first. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. review later Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The Indian 'Philadelphia'? Unusual and for our standards maybe not that controversial but for Bollywood it certainly is and was. The Bollywood touch is present in the movie but did not irritate me at all. The end is very sentimental but I am always in for a real tearjerker and this movie certainly is.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely brilliant.More movies like this gem of a movie(pardon my old school English usage) need to be made in India. Everyone is honest-to-God brilliant in their roles,a pitch perfect performance by all and sundry.It still bugs me till date that this wasn't India's Oscar entry that year.May be we ought to forget about Oscars and judge everything on its own merit. Need I say that Sanjay Suri gave the performance of a lifetime and that it was a beautiful, poignant,sad and a real story?Go watch it.It should be on your list-20 movies to see before i die. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Homosexuality and AIDS, and the fact that ignorance is worse than a deadly ailment, became the subject of a mainstream Hindi film in Onir's debut feature, starring Sanjay Suri. It was a first. Aug 17, 2021 Full Review Josh Ralske ScreenAnarchy ...when the entire production is clearly infused with such goodwill, it does add to its emotional impact. Rated: 6/10 Aug 5, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Swimmer Nikhil Kapoor deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV.
      Onir, Amitabh Verma
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 30, 2018
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