An emotion filled drama is what you see right through the first half. The thrills and fights are all reserved for the latter half that has everything you expect from a film of this genre. Only thing that makes you disappointed is that you get a feel of orchestration of matches so that in the end, the two protagonist brothers in the film have a head to head blood against blood fight.
Gary Fernandez an ex fighter returns from jail and finds that his family is now in disarray. He train his son Monty for a martial arts competition but on the other side is Monty’s older brother David. The two should fight each other and the film basically show how the brothers reached such a situation and how the big event culminate.
Karan Malhothra directed Brothers is a movie with lots of thrills and well choreographed stunt sequences in the backdrop of street fights and Right to Fight (RTF) competition but too much focus on the emotional aspects and relationships do spoil the mood in the first half taking time to settle down to what the business is all about.
No doubt the film is gripping and is highly entertaining but a twenty minutes trimming was badly needed especially the extended and stretched first half. Still the performances and action makes Brothers an above average watchable film which is a remake of Hollywood film Warriors.
Performances has definitely helped and the best one of the lot is Jackie Shroff. Right from the opening scene where he is released from jail and continuing throughout till the end, the actor has delivered a steady and consistent performance. Not much to choose between Akshay and Sidharth as both the actors matched each other and have put in best efforts. In the action sequences too, both the actors lived up to our expectation.
Jacqueline Fernandez was okay as the better half of David. Ashutosh Rana and Shefali Shah were notable with their supporting roles. The two child artists portraying the younger days of Akshay and Sidharth were nice on screen. Kareena’s item number was just about okay.
The film is backed by good cinematography and nice background score to create the perfect mood for the situation.
It could have been better but still the thrills and excitement of the first half and the emotional drama of the initial part makes you put a positive feedback for Brothers which I will rate three out of five.
Rating – 3 / 5
Reviewed by chandra mohan gopinath
Reviewed by Chandra mohan gopinathon 2015-16-10