My Brother… Nikhil

My Brother… Nikhil


This film is set in Goa, a small costal state in India in between 1989 and 1994. Nikhil Kapoor is the state all round swimming champion. His father, Navin Kapoor has raised his son to be a sports man… a dream that he never achieved for himself. His older sister, Anamika teaches in a primary school and loves him dearly. His mother, Anita Rosario Kapoor adores him and from her he inherited his artistic side to his personality.

One fine day he is arrested. The reason being…. that he is HIV positive. He is kept in forced isolation by law. The Goa public health act allowed the government to isolate HIV positive people. His parents desert him and his friends move away. The only two people who stand by him are his sister Anamika and boyfriend Nigel.

This film would probably be the first main stream Indian film where the main protagonist is Homosexual.

This film deals with the trauma of this man and his fight for dignity; A film about how a closely knit family falls apart when faced with a crisis; about a sisters unconditional love for her brother; about a love that withstood social disapproval; a film about a man’s desire to achieve something in life and finally it’s a film about acceptance.

Genre / Setting /Language /Format/Subs

Drama / Goa-India / Hindi / 120 mins / English Subtitles

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