‘Brothers’, revolves around the family-ties turned bitter. Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra hit the big screens with a bang and are seen essaying the role of brothers, and they actually do like brothers .This is the official remake of the Hollywood movie ‘Warrior It is all about sibling rivalry, fights, blood and tears. However amidst the aggression and brilliant fight sequences, it carries emotional value as the story unfolds.
The story takes off with the release of Gary Fernandez (Jackie Shroff) from prison who is a ex-fighter. In a senile state now. Gary is received by his younger son, Monty (Sidharth Malhotra) while his eyes keep searching to see the elder one David (Akshay Kumar). What follows is a flashback of how Gary landed up in jail and how after their mother Maria’s (Shefali Shah) death, Monty and David fall apart.
While David pursues education and becomes a school teacher who is now married to Jenny (Jacqueline Fernandez), Monty grows up as the notorious one whose anger is beyond his control thanks to his alcoholic nature. Monty has inherited Gary’s fighting skills and even enters the ring to show his father the same. David who has an ailing daughter is struggling with means and participates in street fights to make money resulting in him getting suspended of his job. While there is an emotional upheaval in the lives of Gary and Monty, R2F – Right To Fight, a popular mixed martial arts tournament is to be held in India which promises the winner a huge sum. David in order to save his daughter enters the competition and Monty too who wants to make his father proud. Soon the Brothers are pitted against each other in a finale which will not only shed blood but also their emotional distress.
Akshay Kumar is the perfect choice for the role of David. He is convincing as the forgiving elder brother and is of course a treat to watch when it comes to action. Jacqueline Fernandez, who essays the role of David’s wife, comes as a surprise, as her character Jenny Fernandes is soft, timid and promising. Unlike her previous roles, Jacqueline convincingly pulls off a pleasing character of a street fighter’s wife. With a lot of punches and bruises, Akshay remains the ‘hunk-punch’ in the movie. Breeding in his martial art finesse, he comes out unwrinkled. The actor who stole the lime-light was undoubtedly.
Jackie Shroff (Gary Fernandes), who has nailed it and carried the movie on his shoulders, with an effortless and maddening act. Watching the veteran actor cruising majestically through the plot is more than a treat. Shroff steals the show with much ease. His concentrated act will grip you tight as long as the camera pans across his heavy character. Shefali Shah moves from one dysfunctional family to another. After Dil Dhadakne Do’s classy wife, in Brothers, she is restricted to a middle-class life. Only an actress of her stature can both perform and underperform in a film. She is brilliant. Shefali Shah who plays the role of Maria Fernandes, David’s mother has done justice to the short role. Not to miss the thump, Ashutosh Rana lighted up the screen with his acting prowess. Unfortunately for Sidharth Malhotra’s fans, as he is not so prominent in the film. His character was poorly scripted although Sidharth carried the perfect look of a street fighter and his robust body makes the required impact. His character is nearly mute.
The script becomes stagnant towards the end of an hour. It’s loose in bits but outshines with the incredible music power. Perfectly toned in terms of songs, the movie’s music is soulful and enthralling.Music director Ajay-Atul have done a fantastic job with the background scores throughout the movie, uplifting each scene Bollywood masala, provided by Kareena Kapoor Khan in ‘Mera Naam Mary’ was not required but then, item song lovers cannot complain. The movie that balances two moods namely emotions and fights, comes in unison with the binding of the perfect music sequences. While blood and sweat masks the family ties, supporting cast will not go unseen.
The movie is stretched a bit towards the end but the world class fights and the much awaited ‘Right to Fight’ championship between the blood brothers keeps you on the edge. The fight scenes will amaze as the moves are heavy and emotion-packed. Not letting out the plot, but Akshay’s one leap over the shoulder of his opponent, and dusting him down in the wrestling ring will make you fall in love with him all over again. Making the soft hearted audience a bit teary towards the end, ‘Brothers’ wraps up on a positive note, well, yes the typical Bollywood style. If you enjoy action packed films with a good narrative and emotions. Brothers will surely be a great trip to the cinema. If you are an Akshay Kumar fan you are in for a real treat. We are going with 7/10.