Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan - A Review of the Indian Family Entertainer
KISI KA BHAI KISI KI JAAN is a family-oriented film set in the heartland of India. The story follows four brothers, with Salman Khan portraying the eldest sibling. He is a self-appointed vigilante who is committed to keeping society crime-free and has no interest in romantic relationships. In an attempt to make him fall in love, his brothers set him up with a woman similar to his previous love interest. The ensuing events promise to take audiences on a thrilling ride this festive season.
Loosely based on the 2014 film Veeram, KKBKKJ revolves around Bhaijaan (Salman), who has dedicated his life to raising his three brothers - Ishq (Raghav Juyal), Moh (Jassie Gill), and Love (Siddharth Nigam). However, in the course of his hustle, he has decided never to marry. But when Bhagyalaxmi (Pooja Hedge) enters the scene, he finds a new purpose in life. Unfortunately, he learns that Bhagya's brother, Annayya Gundamaneni (Venkatesh Daggubati), is a non-violent person, and their family is being threatened by rival Nageshwar (Jagapathi Babu). Bhaijaan takes it upon himself to protect them. Meanwhile, Bhaijaan and his brothers' lives are already in danger as Mahavir (Vijender Singh) is out to kill them for a piece of land where everyone worships Bhaijaan.
The film features several dance sequences, and the cinematography by V. Manikandan is particularly noteworthy. The action scenes are well-choreographed, and the camera angles capture the flying men, blood splashing on screen, and slo-mo shots, creating spectacular moments. The metro fight scene just before the interval and the climax action sequence are stand-out moments of the film. Vijender's hand-to-hand combat with Salman is a brilliant performance that will give audiences an adrenaline rush. Salman Khan delivers an impressive performance in his element of raw action and intense drama in Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. He showcases a wide range of emotions, from being soft and vulnerable to explosively violent. Despite his questionable long hair, he looks good in both avatars. His on-screen chemistry with his brothers is heartwarming, and his trademark humour adds a smile to the viewer's face. Venkatesh also stands out with his commanding presence amid the chaos, especially in his scenes with Salman.
The film also showcases the talents of Raghav, Siddharth, and Jassie, who get enough screen time to showcase their own acting skills and hold their ground even in the presence of Salman. However, Pooja Hedge fails to impress with her weak screen presence, which has been a recurring issue in her previous outings as well, despite being paired opposite popular male actors like Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Prabhas, and Ranveer Singh.
KKBKKJ is a colourful, festive film with lively settings, dancing, singing, and humour. The film promises to keep audiences entertained with its thrilling action sequences and lively atmosphere.