Movie Name : Brothers
Cast : Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jackie Shroff, Ashutosh Rana
Director : Karan Malhotra
Release Date : 14 August 2015
Rating : 3/5
Brother Movie Review – Film Story/Plot
A remake of the highly entertaining and performance packed 2011 film Warrior, Brothers is a high-octane family drama set against the blood curdling backdrop of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Gary (Jackie Shroff) is released from jail after he served his sentence and Monty (Sidharth Malhotra) takes him home. On the other side Janni (Jacqueline Fernandez) and David (Akshay Kumar) are leading a life of their own, where their little daughter is suffering from kidney problem and David is going through some financial issues as well, at which point he gets to know that Mr. Bringanza has come to Indian to give Indian fighters a chance to participate in R To F competition. Monty is the love child of Gary and one day when he brings him home, both David and Gary’s wife Maria (Shefali Shah) accepted him with open arms. But the truth got out and both Gary and Maria end up in a heated argument resulting in Gary accidentally killing her by pushing her. David leaves while Gary goes to Jail. The love-hate relationship, the anger, the emotions and some major MMA action forms the crux of the story.
Jackie Shroff as Gary Fernandez does a compelling job. In a scene where he has an emotional outburst, he truly makes an impact.
Akshay is a perfect cast as the elder brother David who will go to any extent to save his daughter. He not only looks the part, but also brings in a lot of emotions in his scenes with Sidharth.
Sidharth Malhotra doesn’t have as much screen space as Akshay. As Monty, he may have worked hard on the physicality but mentally, the actor fails to emote with the right turbulence for his role.
Ashutosh Rana as David’s coach does a fine job. He is one actor who slips into any character with ease and we wish he had a role with more substance.
Jacqueline Fernandez has a very small role in comparison to others and she does a rather decent job with her screen time.
The biggest villain in Brothers is the pace. Karan Malhotra He fails to build up pace in the first half and hurries towards the end with a abrupt finish.
With what the entire first half dwelling on developing the characters and their emotional hang-ups, the action is saved for second half which is not enough.
Brothers is for both family and youth. Akshay and Sidharth give you one of the best Bollywood action scenes ever. But if you want your money’s worth, then you might as well watch the original “Warrior”.