‘Bro Daddy’ movie review: Mohanlal, Prithviraj deliver underwhelming experience

Nonetheless, in Prithviraj’s second directorial, Mohanlal seems to be extra relaxed and appears to be having fun with the position, in comparison with most of his latest outings

A brief animation clip that accompanies the title sequence of Bro Daddy provides a touch of the type of movie that one is in for. In these jiffy, stuffed with some stale jokes, we’re reminded a number of instances of the very small age hole between John Kattadi (Mohanlal) and his son Eesho John Kattadi (Prithviraj). If that truth didn’t nonetheless get registered in your head, there’s the remainder of the film the place fixed reminders of the identical are served.

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John and Anna (Meena) had married fairly younger, and now are keen for his or her son Eesho, an promoting skilled, to get married. Eesho in the meantime is in a relationship with Anna (Kalyani Priyadarshan), the daughter of John’s greatest good friend Kurian (Lalu Alex) and Elsy (Kaniha). However what might have been a simple alliance is sophisticated with two ‘accidents’ that threaten to derail all their plans.

In his second directorial after Lucifer, Prithviraj chooses to scale down his ambition fairly a bit to make a light-hearted household drama. The script by Sreejith.N and Bibin Maliekal attracts on a topic that has been tackled earlier in movies like Pavithram and Badhaai Ho, however right here they try to present it a barely totally different packaging. The movie appears to be positioned in a social setting the place abortion is sort of thought-about a sin, that it appears like a counterpoint to latest movies like Sara’s, which took a extra progressive stand on such points.

Bro Daddy

  • Director: Prithviraj
  • Solid: Mohanlal, Prithviraj, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Meena, Lalu Alex

A lot of the script is woven across the camaraderie between the father-son duo and their makes an attempt to unravel the mess. However the movie doesn’t have a lot of a battle that would make for a gripping narrative, the one one being that Kurian shouldn’t come to know of the ‘accidents’. Nearly the complete second half is written in such a means as to delay the inevitable, with many of the scenes being predictable from miles away.

A separate comedy observe involving occasion supervisor Glad (Soubin Shahir) additional drags down the narrative, with out managing any laughs. Mohanlal seems to be extra relaxed and appears to be having fun with the position, in comparison with most of his latest outings. Among the humour involving him does work, whereas another jokes within the film are tasteless or stale, and fall flat. Fairly a number of of the jokes are written across the names of the characters.

Whether or not by design or accidentally, the aesthetics of the entire movie mirrors that of an commercial with its settings in carefully-curated, prim and correct higher class properties. That one of many protagonists is an promoting skilled and a key plot level is concerning an commercial, additionally makes one ponder whether all the synthetic, curated look of the movie was intentional.

A weak, predictable script makes Bro Daddy an underwhelming expertise with some vivid spots.

Bro Daddy is at the moment streaming in Disney+ Hotstar

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