As generic star vehicles go, Farhad Samji’s ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ (Salman Khan, Pooja Hegde) is generically watchable

Posted on April 22, 2023


Spoilers ahead…

The advantage of remaking something is that you can fix the flaws, and no one seems interested in that. But one aspect of the writing is that it keeps things moving and relatively painless.

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Farhad Samji’s Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is the story of four brothers. Three of them are named Moh, Ishq and Love. The fourth brother is played by Salman Khan, and he does not have a name in the film – but we figure it out in our heads. The others are Moh, Ishq and Love – so Salman has to be Prem, his best-loved character on screen. Early on, we learn that Prem-who’s-not-called-Prem hates the idea of marriage because he thinks the bride who enters the household will cause a rift between the brothers. But the other brothers are already in love, and a match is quickly found for Prem-who’s-not-called-Prem. She’s Bhagya, and she’s played superbly by Pooja Hegde. For this kind of hero-worship movie, it’s surprising to see very convincing scenes like the one where Bhagya acts out a dilemma she’s in, between love and family – but perhaps the trick is to “believe” the make-believe. Pooja sells Bhagya with a sweetness that goes a long way towards making the film bearable.

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