Review: Brothers



Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Duration: 156 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 14-AUG-2015

As the title suggests, Brothers is about sibling rivalry. It revolves around the story of two brothers David Fernandes (Akshay Kumar) and Monty Fernandes (Sidharth Malhotra). Their father Gary Fernandes (Jackie Shroff) is an alcoholic who has to go to jail for his crime. David hates his father who is also a retired boxer. But Monty takes his father’s side. This creates hatred between two brothers. David is married to Jenny Fernandes (Jacquline Fernandez) who is a big support for him. To take revenge from his brother, Monty works hard and get trained by his father. He reaches into the final of world championship of martial arts where he has to face his brother David. Who will be the ultimate winner?

Overall Review: It is an official remake of Hollywood film: Warrior (Released in 2011) but is nowhere near to it. Directed by Karan Malhotra (of Agneepath fame), this family saga is ruined for its length, over-dose of melodrama and the screenplay. The first half of the film is penned to establish the characters while the second half is dedicated to the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) / R2F (Right 2 Fight) sport. One need to have lot of patience in the first half to get connected with the movie. Crisp editing would have helped the movie to gain the pace in the first half. Only saviour in the first half is Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Mera Naam Mary Hai song. There is no way you can take your eyes off her. The spectacular scenes are restricted to the fighting ring only.

Performance & Technical Review: Akshay Kumar and Siddharth Malhotra performances are terrific. Jackie Shroff has acted equally well and probably is his best performance in last few years. Jacqueline Fernandez has hardly any role to play. Music by Ajay-Atul is a huge let down. Film heavily relies on cinematography and action sequences.

PDF Verdict: Despite being good sport drama, movie has lost the plot in the telling (weighing 154 minutes) and connecting with audience. Sigh of relief at the end when Jackie didn’t UTTER “Mere Karan Arjun AA Gaye!!”. Go & See REAL WARRIOR instead.

Ratings: 2.5 on 5
Performance: 3 on 5
Script: 2 on 5
Screenplay: 2.5 on 5
Music and Background Score: 2 on 5
Cinematography: 3 on 5

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