Brothers Cast & Crew:
BannerDharma Productions, LionsGate Entertainment, Endemol India, Fox Star Studios
Release Date14 Aug 2015
ProducerKaran Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar
Star CastAkshay Kumar.... David Fernandez
Sidharth Malhotra.... Monty Fernandez
Jackie Shroff.... Gary Fernandes
Jacqueline Fernandez.... Jenny
Ashutosh Rana.... Paasha
Shifaali Shah.... Maria
Kareena Kapoor Khan.... Item Number
Verdict : Brothers is a good time-pass for those who love action films and specially fans of Akshay will enjoy it to the fullest. ___________________________________________
From the great epic Mahabharat to great films like Deewar and Parinda the tussle between brothers is going on. Brothers we can say is an extension to this ongoing tale. Brothers , a true Indian theme at its core has derived its morphology from a Hollywood film Warriors, and hence we call it a remake, an official remake of the Hollywood film. Audience used to love such explosive tiffs between the brothers in the films. Sadly, these films started to fade out from our Hindi cinema and found its solace in the regional ones, despite of having minor sparks in films like 'Dabangg' or 'Krissh 3'. Thus, right from the first promo of 'Brothers', the excitement level was at its highest peak as the audience wanted to see such type of films from a long time. So, let's find out whether 'Brothers' will restart the faded tales of two warring family members or might end up being outdated and over melodramatic.
Brothers' is a story of a street fighter Gary Fernandes (Jackie Shroff), who gets released from the jail and finds out that his sons David (Akshay Kumar) and Monty (Siddharth Malhotra) have parted away from each other. David is staying with his wife (Jacqueline Fernandez) and his ailing daughter, whereas Monty has transformed himself into a loner. Peter Bregenja (Kiran Kumar) brings a mixed martial arts competition in India and due to some reasons David and Monty become a part of this tournament. David and Monty have lots to stake in and thus what happens next is what the entire film is all about.
The film tries to revive the old formula of Bhai-Bhai, but now with the tag of Hollywood attached to it. It gives lot of importance to relations and brotherhood like all KJo films are. All the actors have performed very well and specially Jackie Shroff in father’s role has done justice to the role as a loser, alcoholic, street fighter and lonely man. Jacqueline looks good as a concerned mother. Akshay is the perfect choice for role of David. Kareena Kapoor's item song brings the glamorous quotient in the film.
The script is loose and the screenplay is not balanced. First half is full of emotion where as the action is saved for the second half. Sometimes actions scenes go completely illogical and senseless. David’s character is developed decently in the first half but completely loses the grip in the second and its as if he has dual lives. Monty’s character on the other hand remains the most disappointing. The writer’s at no point try to justify his angry-animal nature with any sort of backing. Its as if Monty is having a bad day everyday for no reason. Overall the action and emotion quotient is not balanced perfectly.
Technical Points :-
Direction is not up to the mark as per the demand of the subject. Art and sets are good which look more profound and convincing with superb camera work. Editing is good but a tighter editing could have worked for the film better. It stretches too long in the first half. Ajay- Atul’s music is good but like Karan’s earlier film, Agneepath the background becomes too much loud and jarring.
Last Word :-
As a whole it’s good time-pass for those who love action films and specially fans of Akshay will enjoy it to the fullest. At the box office, the movie will enjoy good collection over the weekend due to Independence Day Holiday and lack of credible opposition at the cinema halls.