On Rakshabandhan today, brothers and sisters seal their bond all over again with the symbolic Rakhi, sharing sweets, pleasantries, warm embraces and gifts exchanged between them. A promise of a lifetime of love and looking out for each other through thick and thin binds them together, hallowed by an invisible protective shield drawing upon them.
But life, as it comes, brings its share of unpleasantries and intricacies unique to each pair of siblings. Nevertheless, when put through trial by the circumstances in life, sibling love only emerges stronger than before, and you know it will be alright somehow when your sibling has got your back after all.
Here are seven Bengali films that portray sibling bonds put through the trials and tribulations of life — as relatable as they can get in the complex modern-day world that we live in. But when you know you have your sibling to fall back on, that’s all you need to keep going on in full steam.