Cast: Ganesh Acharya, Maninder Singh
Director: Ajay Chandhok
Think David Dhawan's Judwaa. Think Milan Luthria's
Kachche Dhaage. Think Main Khiladi Tu
Wish in this aborted comedy, rudely ripped off from the above
sources, somebody had given some thought to creating humour out of
a plot that seems to have been written only to accommodate
choreographer Ganesh Acharya's ample frame.
What do you do with a size extra-large choreographer who wants
to play the lead? Simple! You write a comedy about a fat man and
juxtapose his avoirdupois against an extra-fit man, preferably a
So brothers, they are. Twins so unlike each other the laughter
should flow automatically.
Or so the troubled brains behind this dimwitted comedy must have
thought. If the truth about laughter be told, it flows effortlessly
only when the humour is integral to the plot and the actors believe
in the material they are given.
The role must come first. The laughter would follow.
Bro takes the opposite route and expectantly loses its way
to reach a dead-end. It tries to generate laughter out of a plot
written for the choreographer's self-satisfaction.
The plot about non-identical twins hinges on two unlikely
brothers thrown together for a series of adventures. It would have
worked if the two unlikely siblings possessed the charm and screen
presence of Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan in Main Khiladi Tu
Given the woeful lack of genuine intelligence and basic common
sense, the entire farcical edifice crumbles to the ground.
Not one performance in this work of ouch-art is anything but
cringe-worthy. The direction is strictly about placing the camera
at an angle where Fat Bro (Ganesh) can be pitched against Thin Bro
(Maninder) in a way so that they look like they're posing for an ad
propagating a crash-diet plan.
Alas, the plan crashes with every passing moment. With each
episode you get the sinking feeling that the actors are going to
embarrass themselves even more.
And they don't disappoint. Choreographers are better left behind the camera.