Rakshabandhan is here: Check out these brother-sister bondings from Malayalam cinema
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Rakshabandhan is here: Check out these brother-sister bondings from Malayalam cinema

From Mini in Aniyathipraavu to Jenny in Koode, there are many sisters who made us envy having a brother

Megha Mukundan
Aug 21, 2021
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Another Rakshabandhan is here and all brothers and sisters are geared up to express their love for each other in different ways. The celebration usually involves sisters tying Rakhi (sacred thread) on to the wrist of brothers as a symbol of bond and promise of protecting each other. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the lunar month according to the Hindu calendar, Shravana.

There have been several films made on brother-sister bonding in Malayalam cinema, which have left us laugh, cry, love and live with them. From Mini in Aniyathipraavu to Jenny in Koode, there are many sisters who made us envy having a brother. 

As Rakshabandhan is here, check out some of the lovely brother-sister bondings from Mollywood.

Nandagopal-Ammu from Kaliyoonjal


Nandagopal (Mammootty) raises his sister Ammu (Shalini) who is suffering from epilepsy, after the death of their parents. He pampers her like no one and the beautiful bond of the duo is shown through melodious songs and emotional scenes in the movie. Things take a turn when he gets her married to Venu (Dileep) without informing him about her illness. Though a few unexpected situations occur in their lives, the brother never leaves his little sister’s side and is always there to take care of her.

Mini and her three brothers from Aniyathipraavu

Malayali audiences can never get over the gorgeous Mini (Shalini) and her love story with Sudhi (Kunchacko Boban). If there is an element people would feel jealous of in her, it is her loving family which includes her three elder brothers (played by Janardanan, Cochin Hanifa and Shajin) who are ready to do anything and everything for their little sister. The movie portrays their relationship and the emotions attached to it in a very intense manner, leaving everyone’s eyes wet. The film also has an emotional song which showcases their bond.

Unnikrishnan-Meenakshi from Pavithram


The 1994 movie Pavithram is about the relationship between siblings and it portrays a beautiful bond of Unnikrishnan (Mohanlal) and Meenakshi (Vinduja Menon), who have 30 years of age difference. The movie takes us through an emotional roller coaster by showcasing the sacrifice of a brother for his little sister. As their mother passes away soon after she gives birth to Meenakshi during her old age, Unni steps in to foster her as nobody was ready to look after the child. He eventually became both a brother and a father to her. The brother went on to sacrifice everything including the love of his life, to look after Meenakshi.

Kunju-Kuttan-Aju from Bangalore Days

The ideal cousins Kunju aka Divya, Kuttan aka Krishnan P.P and Aju aka Arjun (played by Nazriya, Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salman respectively) from Bangalore Days made everyone envy their bond. The trio is seen as close to each other since childhood and supporting one another during hard times. They make their dream of a Bangalore journey come true, even though each of them has different situations, and stay close all the time. 

Madhavankutty and his five sisters from Hitler 


How can any Malayali forget Madhavankutty (Mammootty) who walks his five sisters to college and threatens the stalkers? Due to his tough behaviour and strict protection towards his sisters, the man gets a nickname from the people there - ‘Hitler’. The movie portrays a tough big brother who is so protective and loving, and who is ready to sacrifice his own life to raise them. 

Joshua-Jenny from Koode

To the audience’s surprise, Joshua showcased a beautiful relationship journey with his dead sister’s ghost in the 2018 movie Koode. Played by Prithviraj and Nazriya, the bonding takes us to the depth of solitude, sense of belonging and sorrow. Jenny helps Joshua in getting over his sad phase and the movie also reminds us about appreciating something while we have it.

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