Movie Review Brothers: It’s a must watch family drama


Avalokita Pandey

Brothers is a pure Bollywood movie in every sense. It has romance, emotions, family ties, action, drama, powerful tracks, in short, it’s a full entertainment movie.
In fact, the action sequence is so intense and in perfect sync with sound effects that at time you are compelled to feel that you are not in a theatre but, instead, watching wrestling match, albeit with Indian wrestlers.
The plot of the film is based on Indian street fighters and their ‘Right to Fight’, which is quite a popular sport abroad.
Sidharth Malhotra of ‘Ek tha villain’ fame is seen in an entirely different form, flaunting his much improved muscular physique and pierced ear. Akshay Kumar too is seen in much more tha his usual macho and raw look. With tattoo all over his body, he looks quite a street fighter.
The film shows how two step-brothers (Siddharth and Akshay), sons of Jackie Shroff, hate and almost kill each other in the ring. But again, their love and childhood memories unite them in the end.
As the movie’s tagline, Blood Against Blood, suggests, Brothers is being compared with the epic Mahabharata, where one brother is pitted against the other. But unlike Mahabharata, nobody dies here and the fight becomes the reason for two brothers to be united in the end.
As Sidharth rightly says, Brothers is actually “K3G with action“. While Monty (Sidharth) fights out of anger and frustration, David (Akshay), a school teacher, has quite strong reasons to quit his full-time job and jump in the ring of an international wrestling match against his own brother. The film shows the emotional trauma of a father who is in quandary on who to support. However, like K3G, the movie ends on a happy note.
Jackie Shroff’s acting is quite impressive. He plays the role of an encouraging wrestling trainer of his sons but fails as a father because of some of his bad habits and past deeds.
Jacqueline Fernandez, who has almost retained her real name, ‘Jenny Fernandez’ in the film, plays the role of Akshay’s supporting wife. Except for a soothing song, ‘Sapna jahan‘ filmed on the couple, she does not have much to do in the movie.
As for the songs, the title track ‘Brothers Anthem‘ has a potential to grow on you may even even attain the popularity index of songs like ‘Lakshya’ and ‘Aashayein’ for its ability to motivate you.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has a special appearance in the movie, has performed a sizzling item number, which is likely to become one of the hit party tracks of the year.
Directed by Ketan Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma productions and Fox star studios, the film is releasing this Friday.