Review : Brothers – OK, Could have been better
Release date: 12 Oct 2012 Rating : 3/5
Director : K. V. Anand
Producer : Bellamkonda Suresh
Music Director : Harris Jayaraj
Starring : Surya, Kajal Aggarwal

Tamil Star Surya has come up with ‘Brothers’, the dubbed version of the Tamil film ‘Maatran’. The movie has released today across Andhra Pradesh. Directed by K.V. Anand of ‘Rangam’ fame, the movie has Kajal Aggarwal as the heroine. Harris Jayaraj has composed the music. Let us see how this movie is.

Story :

Ramachandra (Sachin Khedkar) is a genetic scientist who tries to carry out radical experiments. One such experiment carried out on his wife goes bad and she ends up with conjoined twins. They are brought up as Vimal and Akhil (Dual role played by Surya). Ramachandra succeeds in creating a hyper energy product called “Energion’. The product is a stunning success and catches the attention of many people worldwide. A desperate hunt begins for its secret formula and the seekers use every trick in the book to get to the source.

Into this scenario comes in Anjali ( Kajal Aggarwal ), as someone who tries to collaborate with the people who want to steal the Energion formula. Things take a violent turn in the struggle for the formula and the twins Vimal and Akhil must now fight for their lives as they become hunted.

Whether Vimal and Akhil succeed is what the story is about.

Plus Points :

Surya has performed very well in the dual role. Karthi has dubbed for one of the roles and it suited Surya very well. He has shown good variations between the two characters and he has done his job as required.

Kajal looks quite glamorous in the movie, especially in the Rani Nanne and Neeve Neeve songs. She has a considerably big character in the movie and K.V. Anand has showcased her well. Sachin Khedkar is good as the evil scientist.

The movie is racy for about 30 minutes before the interval and this block is the best part of the film. The movie has good visuals and K.V. Anand must be appreciated for selecting a novel theme.

Minus Points :

The movie is long and this works against it. The racy pace shown in the 30 minutes prior to the interval could not be sustained in the second half. The movie’s pace is especially slow for the first half an hour or so.

Once the scene shifts to Ukraine, subtitles should have been used instead of the crude attempts at translation.

Screenplay is poor in the second half and a lack of entertainment is glaringly obvious. The romantic track between Surya and Kajal has not been handled well.

The concept of a father and son quarrel has not been handled very convincingly by the director and the climax is a big letdown. Also, some of the fights are way too outlandish and will not work with Telugu crowds.

Technical Aspects :

Soundar Rajan’s cinematography is top notch and a major bonus for the movie. Visuals are good in songs and in the Ukraine episodes. Editing is not upto the mark. Quite a number of scenes should have been chopped off in this 3 hour long film.

Though director K.V.Anand did a good job in a few episodes, he has failed to sustain the interest in the proceedings. The screenplay is not too good in the second half and the climax is a study in confusion.

Verdict :

Because of the novel concept, good cinematography and nice performances from Surya and Kajal, some viewers in A centers may find the film decent. But the movie will not work in B and C centers because of the excessive length and the lack of entertainment in the second half. Overall, this is a film that is ok, but could have been much better if a little care was taken. Rating – 3/5

Reviewed by Ashok Reddy M.
(translated by Emmess)

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4 – Must Watch
3 – One Time Watch
2 – Wait for the DVD
1 – Stay Away

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