Brothers (2015)

Hindi Drama
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Total Reviews: 56
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Review Summary: Powerful performances fail to rise over sloppy execution and a slow pace. Best watch the original inspiration 'Warrior' on DVD

Average Critic Rating: (2.41)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Sidharth Malhotra , Jacqueline Fernandez , Jackie Shroff
Director: Karan Malhotra
Release Date: 14 Aug 2015
Est. Budget: 85.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 77.0 CR

Plot: Brothers is an upcoming Indian action-drama film, based on Mixed Martial arts (MMA) directed by Karan Malhotra and produced by Dharma Productions, Lionsgate Films and Endemol India. The film is an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior Read more

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If merciless and relentless crunching of bones gets your adrenalin pumping, this film is designed for you
Both leading men are well muscled and handy with their slashing fists and feet : the ropey Akshay’s felicity with this `mixed martial arts’ makes his time in the ring believable ; the much more buff Sidharth too does what it is required, efficiently
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
It makes so much noise that any sensible point about brotherly bonding and filial fidelity that it might be trying to make is completely drowned out by the decibels. Take your earplugs along.
Stellar action outdoes thick sentimentality
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Brothers', an official remake of the Hollywood film 'Warrior' (2011), sets out to do the same, it dulls the edge of a fight film with excessive melodrama
Sonia Chopra, Sify
A melodrama that fails to make us feel
Baradwaj Rangan, BaradwajRangan
I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Such was the ordeal of sitting through the film, I was tempted to walk out at the interval. But I didn’t. And so I have this tale to tell: You can give ‘Brothers’ a complete miss, and you wouldn’t have missed anything at all.
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Brothers is loud, over the top and an exhausting watch
Raja Sen, REDIFF
As for others, 'Brothers' will be a decent entertainer, which displays the bonding of emotion and action scenes
Divya Solgama, MovieZadda
Very very ‘Bollywood’ Warrior; but hey, not too bad, bro…
Mayank Shekhar, ABP Live
The spectacular scenes are restricted to the fighting ring. But, unlike Rocky Balboa’s bloody boxing adventures, David and Monty’s martial arts doesn’t inspire or demand applause.
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
Director Karan Malhotra overstuffs a simple family story about strained ties into a nearly three-hour long cacophonous music video
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF

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Brothers - All Reviews

Those who want to see hard core action may lose their interest by the time it happens, but others who like a good and ample mix of emotion with action may find the film worth a watch.
The fights are literally breathtaking. Sur­esh Selvarajan’s production designing shows an eye for detail. Akiv Ali’s editing is excellent.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
दो भाइयों के लव और हेट की कहानी है 'ब्रदर्स'
BROTHERS is a huge letdown on the account of its slow pace and lack of emotional connect
Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama
Emotionally gripping yet overstretched first half mars the entertaining second half!
Shefali Saxena, Desi Martini
On a whole, we recommend our readers to watch the original Warrior, than a slow-paced and boring Brothers.
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood3
Director Karan Malhotra might be the only person, to be cornered, for not able to bring out the terrific movie ‘Warrior’, as a remake, as per the expected standards. There are many dips in first and second halves. The narration levels leaves audience into deep dilemma, as to what is exactly happening in the movie. Ajay-Atul music is ok and Karan Johar’s production values are rich.
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
The action and Akshay are the USPs of the movie, but I’ll give credit to Sidharth for summing up what Brothers is all about in one line – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham with Mixed Martial Arts.
Shreemi Verma, Miss Malini
Or buy a DVD of Warrior, because even Tom Hardy would punch himself in the face while watching this remake.
Mihir Fadnavis, First Post
Unintentionally nostalgic
Vishal Menon, The Hindu
It’s nowhere close to Warrior. But there’s the Akshay-Siddharth on-screen combo, how can you miss that?
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
Because if Gavin O'Connor, who directed and co-wrote Warrior, ever sees how his story has been brutalised, he might just go on a campaign claiming that intellectual property rights be damned, Hollywood is better off not being associated with Bollywood remakes.
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
The fight director makes BROTHERS look good
Bollywood Trade
The highlight of the fight: Monty knocks out Gama from North India in just under three seconds. Even Mike Tyson took 91 seconds to knock out Michael Spinks!
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Watch 'Brothers' for Akshay-Sidharth's solid punches!
Madhuri Prabhu, Claps N Slaps
Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle
Karan Malhotra’s Brothers is not Warrior. It’s an ode to formula-driven content.
Director Karan Malhotra takes O’Connor’s tale of a broken family finding catharsis and redemption in a fighting pit and embellishes it with things it didn’t need – thereby ruining a perfectly good film
Loads of Action, Drama & Emotion to Catch up when Two Brothers in Blood Stand Against Each Other
Just Bollywood
As David’s trainer tells him: “The world is cruel, master. It laughs at your pain.” And it applauds your pain, too, especially the punishing physical kind. It’s up to you to keep the tears flowing.
Rachel Saltz, New York Times
Brothers, despite being a powerful story, lost the plot in the telling. I suggest get a DVD of Warrior instead.
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
Punches are often followed by acerbic punch-lines like ‘zakhm hai par marham nahin’ and the groovy background score leaves scope for silences.
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu
If merciless and relentless crunching of bones gets your adrenalin pumping, this film is designed for you. Brothers, an official remake of the 2011 film, Warrior, is about the Fernandes family that loves a special kind of sport, Mixed Martial Arts.
You should watch this film for the passionate performances by the actors
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Jaidev Hammady, Movie Talkies
Better to spend time with your brothers than wasting time and money on this
Great Andhra
Brothers isn’t bad in comparison to Warrior, it’s just bad. Why would anyone watch this when they could just rent Warrior?
Kathy Gibson, Access Bollywood
Wait for the home edition Brothers!
Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra’s action drama is bogged down by its slow pace!
Bolywood Life
Go for this one as this will entertain you if you survive rather slow 1st half!
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HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
Lacking the required 'dharma' of an action packed emotional karma. 'Brothers' starring Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra is an easy, uninspiring, simple, obvious and boring remake of the 2011 Hollywood's 'Warrior' that starred Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
India Glitz
The story of Brothers revolve between two conjoined twins. Suriya appears as Akhil and Vimal (in dual role). Although they appear alike and are conjoined, there will be a vast difference between the characters of the both. While Vimal is a calm and cool guy, Akhil is exactly opposite. Kajal Agarwal, who plays Anjali will be the love interest of Vimal, whose heart would be transplanted to Akhil. Vimal eventually dies. And the story takes an interesting know the twists of the film, you must watch Brothers
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Watch it for brilliant fight sequences!
Dhriti Sharma, Zee News India
Telugu Mirchi
Brothers is a remake that gets lost in the way since it is neither a complete rip off nor a refined Bollywood version.
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Yawns: Many in the first half
rachnasrivastava, Chirtamala
Watch this Akshay Kumar – Sidharth Malhotra film only if you are in the mood for some blood-curdling action!
Tushar P Joshi, Bollywood Life
Sid and Akshay steal the show
Indian Talks
Brothers could have worked better with better editing and lesser of the forced melodrama. What it becomes is a lackluster piece of cinema despite some very hard work put in by the actors.
Shishir Gautam, Nowrunning
This movie is for both family and youth! Although the youth would enjoy it a tad bit more as Akshay and Sidharth give you one of the best Bollywood action scenes ever
Priyanka Prasad, Filmi Beat
The question that is sure to linger on after you walk out of the theatre is this: Why on earth did the director need the 'conjoined twins' element?  Forget the sensitivity, realism and novelty that a story like this needed, the first and second half are not a bit conjoined  the separation between the lovable brothers, to make the matters worse, seems inconsequential after a while.  Having blacked out one hero from the story, KV Anand lets the story take a lame turn, with even the villain, nurturing a genocidal agenda, reduced to making frantic telephone calls as his days seem to be numbered.  Lost in too many details about where the poisonous invention was administered first, who all are still alive, etc etc, the film throws up sentimental trash towards the end, which in any case is short-lived and robs the theme of a purity and a unity of purpose that was never intended to be lent.
India Glitz
Sidharth Malhotra and Akshay Kumar’s latest is all set to draw big yawns!
Snehal Rajani, India.Com