‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ is an action entertainer, starring Salman Khan and Pooja Hegde in leading roles. It also features Venkatesh, Bhumika Chawla, Jagapathi Babu, Raghav Juyal, Jassie Gill, Siddharth Nigam, Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari, Vinali Bhatnagar and Vijender Singh and is directed by Farhad Samji.
Bhaijaan (Salman Khan) lives with his three brothers Moh (Jassie Gill), Ishq (Raghav Juyal) and Love (Siddharth Nigam) in a neighbourhood in Delhi. Here, Bhaijaan is much revered and even feared. The quartet, however, are unmarried and have vowed to not to tie the knot ever. Unknown to Bhaijaan, Moh, Ishq and Love are secretly dating Muskaan (Palak Tiwari), Sukoon (Shehnaaz Gill) and Chahat (Vinali Bhatnagar) respectively. They are aware that Bhaijaan will never accept the truth. Hence, they decide to find a partner for Bhaijaan. Their search leads them to Bhagya (Pooja Hegde). Bhagya, too, falls for Bhaijaan though she’s under the impression that Bhaijaan is a sweet, non-violent person. All hell breaks loose one day when she finds out the truth. She’s unsure whether her peace-loving brother, Balakrishna (Venkatesh Daggubati), will accept Bhaijaan.
‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ starts on a fine note. The entry of Salman Khan will be loved by his fans. The film drops a bit but picks up again with the entry of Bhagya. The scenes thereafter are not funny but will leave a smile on the faces of the viewers. The best is reserved for the intermission point. It’s easily the best part of the film. Post-interval, the film drops yet again. Nothing much happens and the narrative is riddled with some poorly written scenes. The climax is predictable but enjoyable.
Salman Khan looks dashing and plays very well to the gallery. Pooja Hegde is stunning and puts up a very entertaining act. Venkatesh Daggubati has a late entry and gives a sincere performance. Jassie Gill, Raghav Juyal and Siddharth Nigam are decent. Shehnaaz Gill is memorable but Palak Tiwari and Vinali Bhatnagar are forgettable. Vijender Singh hams. Jagapathi Bapu also is quite over-the-top. The late Satish Kaushik is fine while Aasif Sheikh and Tej Sapru are wasted. Rohini Hattangadi leaves a mark but Bhumika Chawla gets no scope. Ram Charan and Bhagyashree are damn good in their respective special appearances.
Despite eight songs in the film, one doesn’t mind. “Naiyo Lagda” is the best of the lot followed by “Yentamma” and “Bathukamma”. “Jee Rahe The Hum” is sweet while “Tere Bina” is moving. “O Balle Balle” and “Let’s Dance Chotu Motu” fail to impress. “Billi Billi” is catchy. Ravi Basrur’s background score has a cinematic appeal.
V Manikandan’s cinematography is appropriate. Anl Arasu’s action is a bit gory but works in enhancing the mass appeal. Rajat Poddar’s production design is rich. Ashley Rebello, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, Sanam Ratansi and Rochelle D’Sa’s costumes are glamorous. One Line VFX and Redefine’s VFX is fair.
Mayuresh Sawant’s editing is fair.
Sparsh Khetarpal and Tasha Bhambra’s story is promising. But Sparsh Khetarpal and Tasha Bhambra’s screenplay is average. Several scenes had the potential but the writers failed to do justice to it. This is especially in the second half. Farhad Samji’s dialogues are poor and far from funny.
Farhad Samji’s direction is weak. He has handled some scenes well and also gives the film the much-needed scale. However, he loses the plot in the second half. A lot happens in the first half but the story just doesn’t move post interval. The climax is predictable and saves the film to an extent as it’s massy.
All in all, ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ is an average fare and will face a tough time at the box office after the festive period.
‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ is currently running in cinemas.