Brother's Day review: Too long and has nothing new to offer
Brothers Day review: Too long and has nothing new to offer
Critic's Rating: 2.5/5
Sunday 8 September 2019
Prithviraj, Prasanna, Aishwarya Lekshmi
In his directorial debut, Brother's Day, actor Kalabhavan Shajohn mixes comedy, emotions, mystery and action.
The narrative begins with an elaborate flashback, which has only a limited relevance in the narrative, later on. Cut to the present times for some laughs, with Ronnie (Prithviraj), a catering employee and his gang. Some comic scenes later, Ronnie meets Chandy (Vijayaraghavan), who acts weird initially but is revealed later that he is a wealthy man.
Prasanna plays a villain, who is menacing to the core. He is a cold blooded killer, rapist and a kidnapper all rolled into one.
Then there are the female leads. Madonna is perhaps the girl who is meant to have an affair with Ronnie, Prayaga is his sister and Aishwarya Lekshmi is Santa, Chandy’s daughter. Besides them, there is Miya George, who comes in the second half.
While trying to add every masala to make his debut venture a colourful one, the writer-director has evidently gone a bit too far. The unnecessary detailing makes the duration of 2 hour 40 minutes really long.
Prithviraj is stylish and though he barely looks like the catering employee that he is playing, he manages to tickle the funny bone. Later, while doing the action scenes he is in full form.
Prasanna looks good but makes his villain role stereotypical. Among the female leads, Aishwarya Lekshmi has the most important part and she performs in a dedicated manner. Madonna has a limited role to play and Prayaga hams it up when she is on screen. Miya George plays a rather curious character, though more details could reveal the suspense elements.
Brother's Day tries to pack in too much and ends up as an okay watch, if you are ready to go with limited expectations.
Brother's Day review: Watchable