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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.

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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 ... 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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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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Release Date:

25 March 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi hermano Nikhil See more »

Filming Locations:

Goa, India

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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 Here's Looking at You, Boy (2007) See more »

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'My Brother Nikhil' is that rarest of movies made in India
6 April 2005 | by rahulbhatiaSee all my reviews

'My Brother Nikhil' is that rarest of movies made in India: one that presents a serious story without judgment, describing the different manners in which people react to an unfamiliar crisis; all told simply, as most truths are.

A family at peace with itself - barring the usual conflicts that affect all of us - finds solace in distance and agony in nearness when their son contracts a virus. There is a dollop of melodrama when the sick son realises his new place in a social hierarchy with no space for victims of the virus. But then the movie finds its pace, subtly conveying a message through a haunting song and the son's exploration within himself.

When lives are depicted, this is how they should be. When stories are told, this is how they could be.


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