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Movie Review: Brothers

August 14th, 2015 | by Manisha Surange

Movie: Brothers
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Shefali Shah, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jackie Shroff
Writer: Siddharth-Garima (Dialogue) Gavin O’Connor, Cliff Dorfman (story)
Director: Karan Malhotra
Our Rating: 4 /5
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‘Brothers’ showcases some impressive kinetic martial arts along with the deep emotional disconnect of two siblings. A different kind of Karan Johar film that has some bone chilling action and family issues that are equally raw as their injuries.

Gary Fernandez (Jackie Shroff) is a convict and a trained fighter. He has a lot of bitterness as he had to do time in prison for a gruesome crime. Coming back home from the prison, Gary is received by his younger son, Monty (Sidharth Malhotra) while his is looking to see his elder son David (Akshay Kumar).

With a flashback, the story takes us to the incident that leads Gary to end up in jail and how after their mother Maria’s (Shefali Shah) death, Monty and David are distant from each other. While David pursues higher education and becomes a school teacher and is a married man to Jenny (Jacqueline), Monty turns notorious and does not have any control on his anger. He is also an alcoholic just like his father. Monty is also great at fighting, he inherited from Gary. He also trains to make his father proud. David is struggling as he has an ailing daughter and for her treatment he requires money. David participates in street fights and ultimately loses his job as a teacher.

Fighting an internal battle in the lives of Gary and Monty, both the brothers enter Right To Fight, a famous mixed martial arts tournament that is to be conducted in India which promises the winner a lot of money. David wants to do everything to save his daughter and so he enters the competition and Monty does not want to let go of this chance to show his father that he can be a good fighter. Soon the Brothers face each other in a finale which sheds a lot of blood and has their emotional distress evident.

Brothers is an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior. Jackie Shroff as Gary Fernandez has done a compelling role, the veteran actor is in his element through out the film. Akshay Kumar is the right fit for the character of David. He is convincing in his role and is a compassionate elder brother in the film. He is a treat to watch when it comes to throwing a few punches. Sidharth Malhotra as Monty is physicality overpowering and does convey the turbulence his character faces in his subdued act. Jacqueline Fernandez plays the role of Jenny, the actress in without make-up in most scenes,  she transforms into the role of a mother very well. Shefali Shah is a mother living a middle-class life in Brothers. With her performance, the film benefits in many ways – while she is outstanding especially in the emotional scenes. Ashutosh Rana plays David’s coach and gives a fine performance.

Kareena Kapoor Khan has set the stage on fire with her sizzling item number ‘Mera Naam Mary’ from “Brothers.” Background score and music by Ajay Atul is outstanding with Sapna Jahan as our pick from the album.


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