With Manish Gajjar, Hindi film adviser for Vue Cinemas
Director: Karan Malhotra
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez
Former alcoholic and street-fighter Gary Fernandes, returns home after serving a 10-year prison sentence to find the wounds of the past still haunting his family.
His two sons David and Monty who had parted ways as kids are grown men now but are still bitterly estranged.
Gary himself carries the burden of his guilt. His elder son, David is an ex-fighter turned school teacher. He and his wife Jenny work hard to make ends meet and to provide the best they can for their ailing daughter Poopoo suffering from a critical kidney condition.
Troubled financial circumstances drive a desperate David to return to the world of street fighting.
Meanwhile Monty struggles with his lonely complex existence.
An alcoholic, he is active in the world of street fighting but lacks focus and determination. He strongly yearns for the acceptance, love and respect of his family.
As the story unfolds, we see the journey of these three men, as they seek to find redemption and healing in this moving drama.
Directed by Karan Malhotra who earlier made Agneepath (2012), Brothers stars Akshay Kumar and Siddarth Malhotra in leading roles.
The film is remake of the Hollywood flick Warrior.
At 47 years old we see Akshay Kumar in the film playing a Christian character throwing power pack punches in the boxing ring whilst Sidharth sheds his chocolate boy image in this action drama.
This will be Sidharth’s third film with the Dharma productions after his debut Student of The Year and Hasee Toh Phasee.
To achieve a toned and athletic body as required for his character as a martial arts fighter Sidharth has been on a strict protein diet and exercise regime.
Meanwhile Jackie Shroff makes an appearance in this Bollywood drama as a coach training both the lads in the field of boxing.
Currently riding high on the success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan Kareena Kapoor makes a special appearance in the song and dance chartbuster ‘Mera Naam Mary’ alongside Sidharth in the film.
It looks like child actors are an in-thing these days.
Whilst we have observed a brilliant performance of child actor Harshaali Malhotra in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Brothers witnesses the debut of six year old Naisha Khanna into Bollywood. She plays the daughter of Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez in the film.
Brothers is different from the run of mill Hindi films and with Akshay and Sidharth packing some on-screen punches plus a chartbusting musical score makes this drama an interesting watch.
Renowned for making Bollywood masala entertainers Karan Johar’s production house is yet again geared up for another action drama predicted to fetch a high box office return in the UK upon release.