Films Of India
Gary (Jackie Shroff) comes out of jail after completing his sentence and Monty (Sidharth Malhotra) takes him home. Janni (Jacqueline Fernandez) and David (Akshay Kumar) on the other hand are leading a tough life as their daughter has weak kidneys and her hospital costs are mounting. It is then that both brothers realize that Mr. Bringanza (Kiran Kumar) is starting the R 2 F competition, where Indian fighters shall face off with the best MMA international fighters. Both the brothers get selected to take part in the tournament, but Monty and David’s soured relationship, which leads them both to feeding off anger and hatred, is what forms the crux of the story. Jackie Shroff's performance rules the first half of the movie, with his intense portrayal and attention to detail in both the present and flashback scenes. His portrayal of an alcoholic is very real and convincing, unlike some of the new kids on the block who just seem to parody playing an alcoholic when forced to do so onscreen. Akshay is convincing as the down to earth Physics teacher who is worshiped by his students and his family moments with Jacqueline and his daughter are one of the strong points of the film. Sidharth Malhotra’s brooding, seething hulk of a figure does justice to his role. Jacqueline Fernandez sans make up does a good job as the supportive wife who is with her husband through all the downs that he faces. It was nice to see Kulbushan Kharbanda in a cameo role and the audience really cheer for him during the second half. Shefali Shah made her comeback with Dil Dhadhakne Do, and she's back here again with Brothers as Jackie’s wife. And thank god for that, because no one can emote like Shefali can do- expect her to make you cry during the movie. However, the real let down of the movie are the action sequences. There are too many close-ups and frankly speaking if you want to see an action movie go and see Van Damme's Bloodsport, that is what you call true blooded action. It seems the real action in the movie seems to be taking place between the two commentators ofthe tournament, who, like typical WWE commentators we have seen over the years, seem to be on a drip of red bull, glucose and whatever Sidhu paaji has for breakfast everyday. The music of the film is top notch whether it is Gaye Jaa, the Brothers Anthem or Sapna Jahaan. We shall finally for 3 stars for this movie.