Gone are the days when families were cliched with bustling households full of chaotic Chachas and Chachis. With the recent films in Bollywood such as Piku, Dil Dhadakne Do, Bollywood is truly maturing and looking beyond the cliches and stereotypes of emotional bonds. The newest into the lot would be Brothers when two estranged brothers fight it out in the boxing ring for all the love, hatred and emotional tension that they have been through.
Very much following the footsteps of Hollywood’s Warriors, one can expect little changes in the plot of this film. David Fernandes (Akshay Kumar) is a school teacher who quits his job to train himself into boxing and participate in a tournament so as to raise money for his ailing daughter. Akshay is an undoubted King of action and hence watching him clenched tightly in Sidharth’s grip only makes you wonder what sort of a fight we are going to experience when they are pitted in the tournament.
Jacqueline Fernandez plays the character of Akshay’s wife and has a breezing glimpse in the trailer.
Sidharth Malhotra gets to play Monty Fernandez, the hot headed younger brother’s character which was excelled by Tom Hardy in the west. A beefed up Sid surely looks menacing and emotionally hurt as he faces his brother in the ring but with Akshay’s brilliance to capture you attention on screen, it will be interesting to see if Sidharth will manage to impress us with this role.
Just like the original film, Jackie Shroff plays the alcoholic, abusive father who is also the trainer of Sidharth’s character in the film and apart from his perfectly crafted look in the film, it is his shot of exiting a jail with a smirk that leaves you speechless.
The trailer impresses with its pace as it manages to capture your attention in this warped tale of love including the past and present of the and hatred between two brothers. We also see a glimpse of Ashutosh Rana who is probably the trainer for Akshay’s character in the film and an addition of an ace actor like him to the cast only encourages us even more to watch the film. Another winning point for this film is its director Karan Malhotra who excelled at handling a a remake when it came to Agneepath and looking at the trailer of Brothers, we can expect one more from him.