As Raksha Bandhan 2023 approaches, it’s the perfect time to dive into the world of on-screen sibling relationships that have captured our hearts. This auspicious festival, celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters, is an ideal occasion to reminisce about the iconic sibling duos that have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.
From quirky sitcoms to epic adventures, these on-screen pairs have showcased the many facets of sibling dynamics – the love, the rivalry, the support, and the camaraderie. In this blog post, let’s explore the best and most memorable on-screen sibling duos that continue to resonate with audiences across the globe.
While you plan this Raksha Bandhan, here’s a list of on-screen siblings that’s bound to get you nostalgic:
If you are a 90s kid, then there are good chances that you watched these on-screen sibling duos with your sibling on your television sets.
1. Ross and Monica
Let’s begin with this famous pair of siblings. Many of us might have caught onto their show during our later teenage years, but their strong bond still made us all go ‘Awww’. No need to doubt that. He’s the nerdy and endearing paleontologist, while she’s the obsessive control freak, also taking on the role of the group’s mother hen.
Through all the highs and lows, they always stood by each other. And oh, do you recall Ross’s reaction to discovering Chandler and Monica’s relationship?
2. Iqbal and Khadija
This one might get you thinking. This on-screen sibling duo is from the movie ‘Iqbal’ who is deaf and mute has his younger sister, Khadija always by his side protecting him, being his biggest supporter, and being his ears and voice as and when needed. They managed to pull off the entire sibling relationship so effortlessly that you really root for their happiness throughout.
3. Ron and Ginny
All the Potterheads, aren’t you glad they are on the list? From just being that annoying little sister to being a major part of his life, the relationship between Rona and Ginny came along really far, so much that he didn’t mind losing his best friend, Harry when he found out about them. Not just that, for someone who has mostly been the scaredy cat out of the three of them, he didn’t think twice before going in the chamber of secrets when he found out the student everyone was talking about was Ginny.
4. Aditi and Amit
The sibling pair in ‘Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na’ might not fit the perfect sibling mold. Yet, their understanding of each other was unique. They felt as genuine as it gets – not always agreeing or having similarities, but standing by each other when it counted. Their bond showed unwavering support despite their differences. Their mix of ups and downs is a prime reason why catching the movie is a great idea.
5. Dexter and Dee Dee
How can we have a list of on-screen siblings and not have this iconic duo on the list? They filled our childhood with laughter. From Dexter screaming “Stay out of my laboratory” to Dede repeatedly saying “Oooh! What does THAT button do?”. This cartoon was everyone’s favorite. You couldn’t help but fall in love with how much they annoy each other but also love and care about each other just as much.
6. Sheldon and Missy
These two twins have completely different personalities. Sheldon on one hand can’t get enough of his numbers, Missy wouldn’t miss a chance to pick on him with her witty sense of humour. While Sheldon would spend time in the garage making generators with explosives (which he organised), Missy would be out there totally unaware of the future of electricity, rather enjoying her day at Burger King. And guess what, they share a room. So it is very interesting to see how the twins get along and is definitely one of the reasons why we love the show ‘Young Sheldon’.
7. Parasite Siblings
Siblings are always there for each other, standing strong together. They support, sometimes even get each other jobs, and share mischievous adventures. As the story unfolds, the brother-sister pair in the movie even gets their entire family involved in their thrilling scheme. The affection and chemistry between them is truly motivating, even if we momentarily set aside the movie’s darker themes. When you leave the theater or close your laptop, their bond will definitely stay with you.
8. Bart and Lisa Simpson
Bart and Lisa is an enjoyable duo to watch on TV. They will remind you of the silly fights you had with your own brother or sister when you were little. Intelligent Lisa always plays her sister card with Bart. They fight for the TV remote or simply over dinner. All of us are guilty of that, right?
- Sandy and Anna from Housefull
For everyone who’s watched Houseful and loved it, the relationship between Sandy and her brother who she calls Anna surely was adorable. It added spice to the craziness. He is the quintessential elder brother who will run after her sister’s boyfriend to protect her. He, in fact also has another sister in the movie, Pooja, and this trio is one close-knit family.
10.Elsa and Anna (Frozen):
The royal sisters showed us the strength of sibling love. Elsa’s icy powers and Anna’s boundless optimism created a heartwarming dynamic. Through “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” their journey taught us about sacrifice and the power of family.
11. Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock):
The Holmes brothers from this modern adaptation portrayed a complex bond. Sherlock’s brilliant deductions clashed with Mycroft’s calculated pragmatism. Their cerebral battles and occasional camaraderie made for a captivating portrayal of brotherly rivalry.
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Some honorary mentions:
- Wednesday and Pugsley Addams from The Addams Family
- Luke and Leia from the Star Wars franchise
Why stick to the brother-sister sibling duo?
- Thor and Loki from the Avengers
- Damon and Stefan Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries
- Will and Jonathan from Stranger Things
Raksha Bandhan is a lovely time for siblings to bond over food, gifts, and most importantly love. It’s an occasion that you just can’t afford to miss even if you live far apart. With Raksha Bandhan Gift Cards and sending Rakshi via mail. You can still get into the festivity mood. If nothing else, do plan that trip with a MakeMyTrip Gift Card.
Until then, have a Happy Raksha Bandhan!
And do comment below if I missed out on any of your favorite iconic sibling duo.