Mixed martial arts, or MMA as it is commonly referred to, has slowly been embraced by the masses. Though not as popular as other contact sports such as boxing or even wrestling its fanbase has grown across the globe. Now India wants to get in on the action.
Producer, and sometimes tv host & actor, Karan Johar’s latest “Brothers” brings MMA to Bollywood. Unlike in the past when Indian producers blatantly plagiarised stories, scenes and even songs “Brothers” is an official remake of 2011’s “Warriors” which starred Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton and Nick Nolte.
Watch the first trailer for Bollywood MMA movie “Brothers” below:
From the looks of it Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar plays the Joel Edgerton family man role, young up-and-comer Sidharth Malhotra takes on the Tom Hardy part and veteran actor Jackie Shroff plays the patriarch of the family. Adaptating a western story wholesale would never work for desi audiences so director Karan Malhotra has injected some rhona dhona (melodrama) into the proceedings. Wish it was more ingenious than the dying child needs money for operation scenario we’ve endured for too long. Being a Karan Johar production we’re bound to get glorious song-and-dance sequences especially when you have the beautiful but wooden Jacqueline Fernandez at your disposal.
Brothers Cast & Crew Information:
Director: Karan Malhotra
Screenplay: Ekta Pathak Malhotra (Adapted Screenplay) and Siddharth-Garima (Dialogue)
Producer: Karan Johar
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez
Brothers Malaysia and Singapore Release Date:
Brothers Malaysia Release Date: 14 August 2015
Brothers Singapore Release Date: 14 August 2015
Brothers India Release Date: 14 August 2015