Ram Lakhan (1989)
Ram Lakhan is a marvel created by Subhash Ghai. The film is about two brothers, who grow up to avenge their father’s death and injustice towards their mother. While Ram is a duty bound police officer and takes the path of righteousness to fight the enemy, Lakhan chooses to fight fire with fire. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor as the titular characters Ram and Lakhan, whereas Madhuri Dixit, Dimple Kapadia, Rakhee, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal, Gulshan Grover, and Anupam Kher plays important roles.
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Hum was the most successful film for Amitabh Bachchan in the 90s before he took a break from films for 5 years. Directed by Mukul S. Anand, the film is about Tiger, played by Bachchan, who takes a stand against the tyrant Bakhtawar, played by Danny Denzongpa, ruling the docks in Mumbai. After destroying and presumably killing Bakhtawar leaves the docks to start a new life with younger step brothers in Ooty. However, Tiger’s past haunts him back when Bakhtawar returns for vengeance turning his own Police Officer brother played by Rajnikanth against him. The role of third and youngest brother is portrayed by Govinda.
Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)
A remake of Dilip Kumar’s Ram Aur Shyam, Kishen Kanhaiya is a 1990 action drama film starring Anil Kapoor in dual roles portraying the titular characters. The film is directed by Rakesh Roshan and features Madhuri Dixit and Shilpa Shirodkar as the female lead in the movie.
Karan Arjun (1995)
Another Rakesh Roshan film, Karan Arjun is a film about two brothers portrayed by Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan as the titular characters. The film features reincarnation theme and tells the story of two brothers who are reincarnated as strangers but are eventually reunited to avenge their death and the atrocities faced by their mother in their previous birth at the hands of Durjan Singh and his accomplices.
Gopi Kishan (1994)
Gopi Kishan is a 1994 Hindi action comedy film directed by Mukesh Duggal. The film features Sunil Shetty in double role portraying the titular characters. The theme of the film is similar to Dilip Kumar’s Ram Aur Shyam; however, the story is totally different. The film also stars Karishma Kapoor and Shilpa Shirodkar as the female lead.
Kacche Dhaage (1999)
Kachche Dhaage is a 1999 action thriller film starring Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan as step brothers. The film is directed by Milan Luthria and tells the story of two brothers who are united under dire circumstances. Ajay Devgn plays a smuggler, delivering goods across Rajasthan-Pakistan border, whereas Saif Ali Khan plays his younger step brother who enjoys a high-flying lifestyle in the city.
Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999)
Hum Saath-Saath Hain is a modern take on the epic Ramayana and focuses on a huge joint-family. Produced by Rajshri Productions and directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, the film is a complete family drama bundled with lots of emotions and dramatic sequences. The film features an ensemble cast comprising of Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Mohnish Behl, Karishma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre, Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo, Neelam Kothari, Mahesh Thakur and others.
Race is a 2008 action thriller film featuring Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna as brothers and rivals. The film is directed by the legendary kings of suspense thriller films, Abbas-Mastan. The film also stars Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Sameera Reddy, and Dalip Tahil in important roles.
Sorry Bhai! (2008)
Sorry Bhai is a romantic drama film directed by Onir. The film is about Siddharth Mathur, played by Sharman Joshi, who falls for his elder brother Harsh’s fiancée Aaliyah, portrayed by Chitrangada Sinha. Things get complicated when Aaliyah, who feels neglected by Harsh, starts attracted towards Siddharth. The rest of the story is about what happens at the end.
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011)
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is an exciting entertainer directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The film tells the story of a younger brother Kush portrayed by Imran Khan, who is looking for a bride for his elder NRI brother Luv, portrayed by Ali Zafar. However, when he eventually finds a perfect bride, he falls in love with her and she reciprocates the feeling. The rest of the film is how Kush eventually wins his love.
Brothers is an Indian sports drama film directed by Karan Malhotra. The film is an official remake of Hollywood film Warrior. The film features a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition and primarily focuses on the rivalry between two step-brothers played by Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra. The film is known for its amazing action sequences and the amount of hard work put out by the two lead actors to justify their characters in the film.
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Bollywood films are actually a dramatic reflection of our own society. These movies on brothers can help you relate to your own family and brotherhood among the siblings. We have tried our best to sort the finest list of best Bollywood films of brothers. However, if you think we missed any, then do let us know in the comments below.