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Movie Review: My Brother Nikhil

Genre: Real

Plot Outline:

Nikhil Kapoor (Sanjay Suri) is a happening young man, state swimming champion of Goa, loathed in the love of girlfriends, friends and a family consisting of Father Navin (Victor Banerjee) and mother Anita (Lilette Dubey) and sister Anu (Juhi Chawla); All put together seems ‘picture-perfect’.

Things take a sudden turn when Nikhil gets knocked off his job and the swimming team while his family is ostracized by local community. Things get uglier when his parents disown him, gets arrested and confined to a sanitarium; reason: he is HIV positive, a condition about which social awareness was at its nadir in the 80’s.

Only Anu and friend Nigel (Purab Kohli) support Nikhil through his phase of social disapproval till the inevitable. The movie is a portrayed from the POV of his family/friends circle on his first death anniversary.

(Spoiler Omitted)

Comment:

The movie underscores that love can spark hope for people like Nikhil. Predecessor Phir Milenge highlighted the career part. But both these movies could have addressed AIDS awareness while doing the love/sympathy theme. The theme is fresh, editing neat but the music is nothing great.

Rating: 3/5 – Moderately Recommended!
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