Blood Brothers (2007 Indian film)

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Blood Brothers
Directed byVishal Bhardwaj
Produced byBill Gates Foundation
Mira Nair
Written byMatthew Robbins
Ayesha Takia
Pankaj Kapur
Pavan Malhotra
CinematographyGuillermo Navarro
Edited byDattaraya Godhodke
Meghana Manchanda
Release date
Running time
13 minutes

Blood Brothers is a 2007 short film on HIV-AIDS directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.[1] The film, written by Matthew Robbins, is one of the short films made on HIV AIDS on behalf of the Bill Gates foundation.[2]

Blood Brothers features Siddharth, Pavan Malhotra and Ayesha Takia in lead roles.[citation needed] Vishal chose cinematographer Guillermo Navarro to shoot his film. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.[3]


The film revolves around a successful advertising campaign manager named Arjun Dutt (Siddharth). During a routine medical check-up, he discovers that he is HIV positive. He is totally devastated. Instead of facing the truth and telling his pregnant wife and son, he runs away from his home and job.

While wandering like a beggar through the trains, he is robbed by a group of thugs who beat him up and leave him for dead. Then a doctor (Pankaj Kapur) takes him to his hospital. After coming to his senses, Siddharth tries to go but is stopped by the doctor. The doctor conducts another test to find that Siddharth is, actually, HIV negative.

Siddharth returns to his family and while searching through his doctor's records discovers that another patient, also named Arjun Dutt (Pavan Malhotra), is HIV positive while he has always been HIV negative. Now, he is faced with the dilemma of telling the currently happy man the truth, or remaining silent.



  1. ^ "Vishal's 'free' wheeling film". Greynium Information Technologies. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Democratisation of cinema brings best films to India". Gunday Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  3. ^ The Hollywood Reporter. 401. Hollywood Reporter Inc. 2007.

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