More Bhai less Jaan!!
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan review:
Hey hey guys, please come near;
here's a confirmed bachelor with three foster brothers;
They want him married fast so their line is clear..
He loves to kick ass of a dozen goons but is ill at ease with his girlie dear;
The dude's called Bhaijaan...and a 'ceeti' is all it takes to make his enemy fearl!!
The latest Salman Khan festive release may or may not be an ideal 'Eidi' for his fans but for the lesser mortal movie buff, this Bhaijaan can be nothing less than a 'jaanlevaa' experience..
Devoid of logic, coherence and sensibility, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ka Whateva relies purely on superstar Salman Khan's swag to pull off a two hour twenty minutes of nonstop action and song collage. You get an action set piece, then a song, then another fight sequence followed by another song, this goes on and on in a loop..
Writer- director Farhad Samji disappoints yet again and it is really a wonder that he is getting to helm multicrore projects even after churning out creative disasters like Housefull 4 (2019) and Bachchan Pandey (2022). Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan joins his inglorious filmography and trust me guys, Salman's Bharat (2019) and Radhe (2021) were far better than this tripe!!
Of the cast, Pooja Hegde gets an opportunity of a lifetime to work with Khan and while she looks super gorgeous, her chemistry with Salman is zilch. In fact, their love angle in the first half is utterly boring. As for those three young couples including Shweta's daughter Palak Tiwari, the less said the better. On the other hand, Venkatesh leaves a mighty mark as Pooja's elder bro who abhors violence. Note his expressions when he has to fall at the feet of the villain Jagapathi Babu (equally impressive) in one intense scene. Venky rocks!!
The recent South influence on pan India audience is exploited here and it is kinda wise decision to shift the movie to Hyderabad post interval as the family moments are truly endearing. Reminded me of Mukul Anand's Hum (1991). The 'Yentamma' song where global star Ram Charan appears in a cameo, is 'taalimaar' indeed!!
More on the positive, the action sequences are superbly executed whether it is the metro fight or the final showdown where Bhai gets his mandatory shirtless moment!! Salman himself, is uber cool in some scenes while appearing totally disinterested in few others. It is an uneven performance but to give him his due, the superstar doesn't shy away from self deprecation. Note his conversation with Pooja where he gives one expression for all kind of emotions. Takes 'jigra' to poke fun at yourself, boss!! His changing hairstyle from the long haired tresses from Saawan...The Love Season (2006) to clean shaven close crop cut from Bodyguard (2011) revives the right nostalgia for his fans. I personally loved his climactic look though. He looks awesome there!!
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan has its moments - like Bhaijaan's Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) re-union with Bhagyashree - which will make you cheer and clap loudly. The rest of this Bhai ki Jaan is just a lifeless fare though!!