Sunday, October 14, 2012


Film: Brothers (Telugu, Tamil)
Cast: Surya, Kajal Agarwal, Ravi Prakash, Sachin Khedekar, Tara Anuradha, Manmohit, Krishna Bharadwaj, Ajay Ratnam, Shankar Krishnamurthy, Reda Oumouzoune, Isha Sherwani, Irina Maleeva, Julia Bliss, Zeodinis, etc.

K.V. Anand, Subha
K.V. Anand, Subha
Shashank Vennelakanti
S. Soundar Rajan
Harris Jairaj
Audiography: A.S. Laxminarayana
Chandrabose, Vanamali
Krish, M.K. Balaji, Vijay Prakash, Karthik, Franco, Sathyan, Aalap Raju, Javed Ali, Harini, Suchitra, Priya Hemesh, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Mili Nair, Charulatha Mani
Choreography: Dinesh Shikari, Brinda, etc.
Action: Peter Hein, Yannick Ben
Visual Effects Supervisor:
V. Srinivas Mohan
Visual Effects Consultant:
Hao Li
Dubbing Incharge: Solomon
Dubbing Studios:
Gemini Studios
Bellamkonda Suresh, Bellamkonda Ganesh Babu
K.V. AnandDate of Theatrical Release: October 12, 2012

Theater Watched: Gowri Shankar A/c, Guntur
Rating: 2.75 / 5

Surya New South Film Brothers Movie Review:
Actor Surya is one of the most popular Tamil actors in Tollywood and he has rocked the Telugu audience with his last movie 7aum Arivu. Now, the superstar is back with Brothers, the dubbed version of his Tamil movie Maattrraan (Maatran). He has once again made sure that he would rock them and director KV Anand's wonderful story and direction will help him to become the showman.

Ramachandra (Sachin Khedekar), one of the top genetic scientists of India, becomes the father of conjoined twins Vimal and Akhil (Surya and Surya) due to an improperly designed genetic experiment he had conducted over his own wife. As a result of the failed genetic experiment, only Vimal has a heart and Akhil is conjoined to his body above the waist. (But probably due to the robust genes, such conjoined twins can still stay alive and grow though that's normally unlikely.) When the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, he loses his job as a scientist. He works hard later and sets up a dairy products firm Locus Lacto Products and becomes successful as the developer of its highly-sold product - a children's drink called Energion. An Ukvanian journalist Volga comes to interview Ramachandra about his success and her photographing of various parts of the factory, office, and cattle farm arouse suspicions. Anjali (Kajal), a translator who tags along with the journalist as required by her profession, is instantly liked by Vimal for her love towards Telugu literature and becomes a friend of both Vimal and Akhil. As Volga probes deeper into the operations of Locus Lacto Products, much more startling revelations await. As Vimal and Akhil try to understand what's happening, their lives are threatened! What does the company's Security Chief Sathish (Ravi Prakash) know about any questionable practices at the company?

 Artists Performance:
As conjoined twins, Surya has delivered a wonderful performance and it can be said that it is the best acting in his career and he is sure to bag a few best actor awards for it. He looks stunning in action and dance sequences. He has shown perfect comedy timing in the first half. Kajal has no much scope for acting, but she surely rocks you in the song sequences. Sachin Khedekar, Vivek and others have also done brilliant acting.

Technical and Other Deapartments:
In the technical front Haris Jayaraj's music is main attraction. His background score and tunes like 'Someone Nevevaro', 'The Queen Nannilam' and item song 'Thou art thyself' are good to listen. Sounda Rajan's picturiasation is another highlight and he has done excellent camerawork in some of the sequences. Peter Hein choreographed action is also one of the main attractions. Anthony's editing and Rajeevan's art direction are also commendable.

Movie Analysis:
Brothers is an action thriller film and Surya's performance as conjoined twins is the main attraction of the movie. KV Anand's brilliant narration. Kajal's glamour show, Haris Jayaraj's music, S Sounder Rajan's wonderful camerawork, stunning action, comedy and dance sequences,  beautiful costumes and art directions are its other highlights.
The story of Brothers revolves around a conjoined twins and KV Anand has written a brilliant script for the movie. He has also managed to have a tight grip on its narration. There are few romantic songs and comedy scenes between the conjoined twins which keep you glued to the screen in the first half. But the movie takes a serious mode in the second half and the climax is good.

Final View:
 Brothers , the Telugu dubbed version of Maattraan, is good in parts. Watch it for Surya, good visuals, and a totally off-beat story and treatment. Once the 'suspense element' is revealed, the film fails to hold the interest thereafter. Be prepared that you are not watching it to see the conjoined twins - there's a lot more to watch beyond that aspect! But in the end it just okay movie.

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