Movie Review: Brothers (2015)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Avg.

brothersThe film tells the story of a broken family, set in the world of mixed martial arts and underground street fighting.

Gary Fernandes, a former alcoholic and street-fighter, returns home after serving a prison sentence of 10 long years to find that the wounds of the past still haunt his family. His two sons, David and Monty, who had parted ways as kids, are grown men now, but are still bitterly estranged. Gary himself carries the burden of his guilt. His elder son, David is an ex-fighter turned school teacher. He and his wife Jenny work hard to make ends meet and to provide the best they can for their ailing daughter Poopoo. Troubled financial circumstances drive a desperate David to return to the world of street fighting. While, Monty struggles with his lonely complex existence. An alcoholic, he is active in the world of street fighting, but lacks focus and determination. He strongly yearns for the acceptance, love and respect of his family. As the story unfolds, we see the journey of these three men, as they seek to find redemption and healing.

Meanwhile, the arrival of ‘Right to Fight’ is announced in India – the biggest international event in mixed martial arts history. Both brothers, at the crossroads of their lives, end up enlisting to fight in this ‘Winner-takes-all’ event. And it is here after an age of estrangement, unknown to the two siblings, they finally stand to face off with each other and against their personal demons, in the ultimate final battle.

It is said, that when a deep injury is done to us, we can never recover until we forgive. Will this final battle between the two brothers repair old wounds?


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “BROTHERS is a huge letdown on the account of its slow pace and lack of emotional connect.”
3.0 ” It could’ve dived in deeper.”
Time Of India
3.0 “Oscillating wildly between a sports movie and a melodrama, this is your dose of punch-drunk love!”
3.0 “An action-packed family saga worth a watch!”
3.0 “For fans of action and drama, Brothers is like a two-in-one deal…”
3.0 “This bloody spectacle should be watched for Akshay Kumar”
3.0 “Akshay-Sidharth Steal The Show, Slow Pace Ruins First Half.”
3.0 “Brothers offers a whole new experience to MMA action. “
3.0 “a good one time watch, especially if you are a fight junkie. “
Average Reviews
2.5 “if you haven’t watched Warrior, this could be a novelty for you!”
2.5 “This monsoon weekend, go grab a ticket and watch some incredible acting with a hint of breathtaking fight sequences.”
2.5 “Akshay Kumar is the lone survivor”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “rothers, despite being a powerful story, lost the plot in the telling. I suggest get a DVD of Warrior instead. “
2.0 “The fight director makes BROTHERS look good”
1.5 “Brothers is so bad it should be disqualified”
Rediff: Raja Sen
1.5 “Brothers, in going for the jugular, punches well below its weight.”
1.5 “Brothers is loud and exhausting”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
1.5 “An action drama which often feels like an action comedy”

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