There was a time when Salman Khan’s name was a box office guarantee and even haters admitted his mass appeal. But Gone are the days. Salman Khan today is a pale shadow of himself. His latest film ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ is guaranteed to make you cringe. This no-brainer of a film family is full of Bhai’s signature raw action and hook steps, accompanied by unbearable melodrama. Directed by Farhad Samji, the film lacks sense, logic, and story. So if you are looking for these elements better stay home and save your precious money and time.
The first thing which will distract you the most is his long hair. Who in their right mind thought it was a good idea to slap that monstrosity of a wig on Salman’s head? Did his role really require that mop-top? Did it bring any benefit to the plot? More importantly, did it make Salman look even remotely attractive? The answer is a resounding “NO” to all of the above.
The film is loosely based on the action-packed South flick Veeram! Story begins with Bhaijaan (played by the one and only Salman) as he takes on the ultimate challenge of protecting his loved ones from vicious enemies. He’s a man on a mission, dedicated to raising his three brothers (played by Raghav Juyal, Jassie Gill, and Siddharth Nigam) at all costs…until he meets the beautiful Bhagyalaxmi (Pooja Hedge).
Suddenly, everything changes and Bhaijaan discovers a new purpose in life. But his newfound happiness is threatened when he learns that Bhagya’s brother (Venkatesh Daggubati) and family are in grave danger. Then the movie becomes a big fight sequence.
There is nothing new about the plot, and it has already been done to death in several other Bollywood movies. The screenplay is also weak, and the pacing of the movie is off. The audience find it difficult to connect with any of the characters, and the scenes are dragged. The music brings some relief as it has certain peppy numbers but these songs are easily forgotten the moment you step out of the theatre.
Salman is known to be good in action sequences but this movie brings nothing new to the table. He mouths the same stale lines.
There are few moments where is in his elements. One minute he’s all soft and vulnerable, and the next he’s violently outstanding. The bromance between him and his on-screen brothers will have you feeling all the feels, and his signature humor will evoke occasional laughter.
The real treat in the film is Venkatesh as this guy is an absolute boss. Basking in glory after the success of his Netflix series ‘Rana Naidu’ he holds his own amid all the chaos, and steals the show in every scene he’s in. And the supporting cast? They’re no slouches either. Raghav, Siddharth, and Jassie all bring the heat with their action skills and screen presence. Even with Salman in the mix, they command attention.
Now, let’s talk about Pooja Hedge. Bless her heart, she’s just not quite hitting the mark for us. Her screen presence is weaker than a day-old latte, and she just can’t seem to bring that larger-than-life heroine energy, no matter who she’s paired with. And don’t even get us started on those over-the-top expressions – they’re starting to grate on us like nails on a chalkboard. As as an actress she’s struggling to come off as genuinely authentic in Bollywood films.
KKBKKJ has wasted fresh talents like Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari, and Vinali Bhatnagar. They had a few lines in the beginning and then vanished faster than a magician’s assistant. Palak exuded confidence, Shehnaaz oozed charm and innocence, and Vinali was just average.
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is a forgettable movie that fails to make an impact on the audience. With a weak plot, poor execution, and unconvincing performances the film has failed on all important fronts.
Even Salman Khan’s star power would not do much for this movie. Although he has a big fan following but even they need something to latch on to.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for some mindless entertainment, you will not be disappointed. Save your money and watch a good comedy instead.
FF Ratings: *
Reveiw By: Akshat Sharma