Published On: Fri, Aug 14th, 2015

Review : Brothers (Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra)


Release date : Aug 14th, 2015 Rating : 2/5

Director : Karan Malhotra

Producer : Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar

Music Director : Ajay-Atul

Starring : Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra

Karan Malhotra is back with the remake of a Hollywood movie this time named Warrior. Brothers starring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez, hits the theaters today. Lets see whether it manages to fight its way into peoples hearts…


Set against the backdrop of some Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brothers is a story of two sons of Jackie Shroff, David (Akshay Kumar) and Monty (Sidharth Malhotra). The two grow up to be different from each other.

Born in the streets, David leaves the life he was born in to become a teacher, while Monty carries on with the fighting he learnt from his dad as a kid. Jenny (Jacqueline Fernandez) is David’s wife and the two have a daughter fighting a life threatening disease. Born with differences, how the two brothers make peace with their past through fighting, forms the rest of the story…

Plus Points:

The best part about the film is Jackie Shroff. The actor is apt in his role, with an amazing body language, dialogue delivery and emotional outburst. He tries his best to stay in line with Nick Nolte, who got nominated for an Oscar in the original.

Akshay looks cool as a tattooed teacher and plays the emotional parts well. Sidharth’s dedication towards making the perfect body is praiseworthy. The climax fight sequence is engaging.

Minus Points:

Well, what not. I myself am a huge fan of the way in director Karan Malhotra throws limelight into characters of his movies, however this time, he goes over-the-top. The filmmaker takes a lot (a lot) of time to build up the characters and the drama in the first half. Also because the trailer clearly showcases fights, in the first half you will have to keep waiting.

Amidst all the songs and flashbacks, you will still not succeed in understanding the story. It is extremely difficult to understand as to why the two brothers are fighting in the first place. While the first half is free of all the action, the second half is full of it.

The blood and gore might make you want to vomit. The scenes between Shefali Shah and Jackie are over dramatic. Brothers is a high-octane remake of 2011 Hollywood film Warrior, and not just remake it is an exact copy but badder.

Technical Aspects:

The pace of the film is its worst enemy. The movie is dragged to the extent that it can easily bore you to the core. The songs are placed in all the wrong places and only Mere Naam Mary and Sapna Jahan are actually good.

Karan should have seriously considered looking at the film again after making it, he then would have easily found all the flaws. The screenplay is elongated and editing could have been better. Too much blood in the course would probably repel a lot of you.


On a whole, we recommend our readers to watch the original Warrior, than a slow-paced and boring Brothers. Rating : 2/5

Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta