Bollywood has been facing major adversity lately, with many big movies failing at the box office. While some in the industry are making an effort to improve things, superstar Salman Khan is repeatedly ridiculing the audience, thinking that they only want to worship him.
This is reflected in his latest movie, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, which is the official remake of Veeram. Unfortunately, this film is so horrible that even those who weren’t huge fans of the original had a sense of admiration for the director, Siva.
The movie follows the life of our hero, Bhaijaan, who is the protector of a gully in Delhi. Mahavir has taken the quotation to empty this gully, which Bhaijaan is against. Bhaijaan is against marriage, as he fears it would affect his relationship with his brothers Moh, Ishq, and Love.
However, things change when a girl named Bhagya comes into the life of Bhaijaan. The film is a pile of sequences that worships real/reel Bhaijaan in the most unsubtle ways possible.
Visuals and Stereotyping:
While Veeram had a more rooted visual texture to its credit, Farhad Samji’s world is entirely like a Rohit Shetty film. The streets are full of colors, and you don’t need much experience in cinema to understand that it is a set.
The South’s stereotyping was one of the most annoying things about this film. South Indian filmmakers had called out the Hindi film industry for creating this caricature image through their movies.
Even when trying to penetrate the south market by shifting the story to Hyderabad and having people like Venkatesh and Jagapathi Babu in the cast, the research department has nobody working for it.
Salman Khan tries hard to pull off the swagger, but the blushing on his face hearing others praise him can make you pull your hair. There are some sequences in the film where Bhaijaan is crying, and the emotion just doesn’t fit his body language.
Pooja Hegde’s main job is to look pretty, and she has done that part very neatly. Venkatesh, as the Annaya, has nothing much to do here rather than being the pleasant and welcoming brother of the heroine.
Vijendar Singh knows how to punch, but his 0.5x speed dialogue delivery had zero punch. Jagapathi Babu, as the psychotic antagonist, was playing yet another bad guy character, and this time, the character spoke Hindi.
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is an entertainer if you look at it as a spoof of every Salman Khan movie released after Wanted. The movie has a major star from the South, and a heroic track is inevitable for that star.
However, the placement of that Rowdy Anna track was hilariously bad. Even the kindergarten-going kid would know who they were mentioning.
The dance moves, which were tweaked versions of gym exercises, offered a different kind of entertainment for the viewers.
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is a cringe-worthy remake of Veeram. While the story and genre take a back seat, the star becomes the primary concern.
The film is a pile of sequences that worships Salman Khan in the most unsubtle ways possible.