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My Brother... Nikhil Reviews

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½ September 6, 2014
Based on a true story.. told after Nikhil's death. HIV+..Ostracism... and after 2 years, acceptance, tears.. and love.
July 21, 2013
Tackles homosexuality and AIDS in Goa. A moving portrait.
November 30, 2012
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.
August 29, 2011
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.

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February 7, 2011
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....
February 5, 2010
extraordinary... not too much singing but very nice the soundtrack.
film india yang ga terlalu banyak pake nyanyi-nyani, justru ost nya oke bgt!
½ December 12, 2009
Very touching film. Not your typical
Bollywood movie. Human Rights
- gay rights - compassion
deep stuff - a true human drama
with some light lovely music.
½ October 16, 2009
The performance of each character is outstanding.Intesity of pain and tension is well portrayed.
March 17, 2009
a nice film. a sad story. it plays well with human emotion - compassion, strive for justice and sorrow. quite cliché, isn't it?
½ August 24, 2008
A Senisitive under-rated movie with real emotions... fanastic performances by the lead actors be it Juhi Chawla..Sanjay Suri's award-winning protrayal of a HIV+ Gay man.. or Purab Kholis' amazing support and love Surl's charactor..
based on a subject widely avoided in India.. the director has struck the right notes.. sadly the Indian Audiences have yet to grow-up to accept something as real as this..
½ August 17, 2008
Despite an occasionally amateurish script that aspires to be more soap opera than high drama, My Brother Nikhil exonerates itself from its foibles through strong performances from its cast, a moving background score and a sincerity of intention that admirably stands out amidst the alarming frivolities of Bollywood.
½ August 15, 2008
soooooo touchin... luv da acting by sanjay suri
½ August 9, 2008
Subject is good (daring). Sanjay Suri's acting was award-winning! He really went into the character...losing weight to look like HIV patient, shaving his head bald. Sweet relationship between bro-sis in the movie makes the movie worth watching.
½ August 7, 2008
very diff from the usual "running around trees singing love songs" bollywood movies
August 5, 2008
brave attempt at showcasing something like this on indian screens!! kudos to everyone involved esp sanjay suri, juhi chawla n purab kohli for their fabulous acts!!
May 3, 2008
pretty good movie... they focussed a lot on the emotional aspect of the movie and i feel the contrast "before and after" has been overdone a bit, but then, it does touch your heart...
a real masterstroke was not revealing how the protagonist got the virus... concentrates on the main issue... the treatment of +ve ppl by society...

and yes, LOVELY soundtrack... love the song "Le Chale"... perfect...
½ April 22, 2008
For a movie released in 2005, this one watched like an '80s movie. It was cliche and provided nothing new to the audience. Maybe something was lost in translation. Maybe I've just become a movie snob. I don't know. I was expecting a movie that delved more into the relationships between a sister, a familly, a lover, and a man who is HIV+. Instead I was treated to an HIV-poz pity party.
½ February 9, 2008
Very few movies are really as sensitive and haunting as this one. The one song in this move ("Le Chale") is wonderful and capable of making almost anyone teary eyed. The performances are brilliant (especially Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Suri and Purab Kohli). The story could've been of almost any family who lost someone to AIDS in the 1980s-1990s when the taboo was so strong against it. An extremely well made film which is a must see for all. Caution: Carry tissue boxes.
January 5, 2008
Touching and thought provoking; EVERYONE should see this movie. Just remember to bring the tissues.
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