Brothers Movie Review
- Directed by Karan Malhotra
- Release dates Friday 14 August, 2015
- Running time 2 hours 38 minutes
With Brothers, what we already know is that it is an official remake of the 2011-released Tom Hardy–Joel Edgerton-starrer Hollywood movie, Warrior. What we are told to expect is an action-packed drama that pits one brother against another. What we find is an adept interpretation of the original adapted skillfully for the Indian audience.
David (Akshay Kumar) is the son of Garry and Maria Fernandez (Shefali Shah). Garry (Jackie Shroff) is an alcoholic and an ex-fighter who also has an illegitimate son named Monty (Siddharth Malhotra). After an adverse incident where Maria witnesses an unfortunate demise, begins the rivalry of the two brothers whereas Garry is jailed for being accused of Maria’s death. Midst the chaotic family drama, the childhood of these two boys is passed. David chooses to complete his education and become a school teacher. He lives a settled life with his wife Jenny (Jacqueline Fernandez) and a little daughter, while Monty on the other hand grows up as a notorious man. The three have their own demons to wrestle and the way they do so and reconcile forms the rest of the story, set against the backdrop of a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition
Brothers features Akshay Kumar in one of his best roles. Sans his trademark twinkle, Akshay is grimly severe here, using tense muscles and intense silences rather than Gabbar Is Back-style bombast. With greying hair and soft, sad eyes, Akshay carries Brothers on his shoulders, meriting applause for a vulnerable, memorable performance. Siddharth Malhotra has done a decent job. His performance cannot win full points because of the flat dead expressions he carried in a few sequences that lacked dept and the pain. Jackie Shroff as the distraught father looks mature and impresses. Jacqueline Fernandez is the other surprise package of the movie as she shows her acting prowess is beyond all things glamorous with a stoic performance as David’s supportive wife. Brothers is also ably supported by fine performances by Shefali Shah, Ashutosh Rana and Kiran Kumar.
Karan Malhotra has done a pretty decent job when it come the directional aspect. The background score that is actually meant to engross the audiences is distracting and takes the audiences away from the plot, thought for a brief time.
The movie will be a joy for all the Akshay Kumar fans as he is in his ultimate best. The movie is made palpable for the Bollywood lovers and the Indian audiences who like and are used to watching emotional stories. Overall it sums up to a decent weekend treat, ‘Brothers’ can sure be a onetime watch!!
An overblown, ultra-violent melodrama, Brothers spills a lot of blood and breaks plenty of bones on the way to establishing the primacy of fraternal love...