Banner: Pushpa Krishna Creations Presents
Producer: Vidhi Acharya
Director: Ajay Chandhok
Cast: Ganesh Acharya, Maninder Singh, Nupur Sharma, Hanif Hilal, Indira Krishnan, Prem Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan, Ranveer Singh, Prabhudeva & Govinda
Music: Nitin Arora & Sony Chandy
A couple of years ago director Ajay Chandok had, had his 1st directorial outing with ‘Chatur Singh Two Star’ with not much directorial success to his credit. And now years later he has again failed to display his, maybe, latent directorial skills.
So the million dollar question is what is the movie ‘Hey Bro’ all about. Well! ‘Hey Bro’ with the tagline “Judwa (Read Twins) with a twist”, is a comedy action drama film that depicts the journey of a very cute, innocent & loveable Gopi (Ganesh Acharya), a village bumpkin from a small village in Rajasthan who comes to Mumbai in search of his twin brother Shiv (Maninder Singh) & mother (Indira Krishnan) separated from him at birth. He doesn’t have an address or any picture of his brother & mother, but to fulfil his dadaji’s (Prem Chopra) wish; he leaves the village in their search with his ‘own picture’ naively believing that his brother would look ‘just like him’ as ‘twins always do’, because he had seen that in a lot of movies. What follows is a roller coaster ride of fun, comedy & entertainment. The ‘hunt’ for his brother lands the innocent Gopi, in a lot of crazy situations, the wrong side of law as well as a law breaker ‘Land Mafia Don’ Baba (Hanif Hilal). How Gopi gets out of those situations, escapes from the clutches of the villain, finds his brother Shiv & his mother, plays cupid between his brother & the beautiful & sexy Anjali (Nupur Sharma) & finally re-unites the entire family, is one hilarious, funny yet emotional, enriching & entertaining experience.
Director Ajay Chandok’s directorial skills leaves much to be desired but it is the plot and the hilarious twist & turns at the scripting level that takes precedence and enlivens the entire proceedings. And the due credit goes to its technical crew too.
Performance wise It is Ganesh Acharya who scores all the brownie points in the histrionics department. He is cute & he is lovable, just like his character in the film. Besides he defies the convention mores that only smart & dashing person can play the lead role. Next in line is Maninder Singh leaves an impact as the lost brother. He impresses a lot with his dashing persona in a uniformed role having done such roles in the small screen arena too. While the rest of the cast comprising of Nupur Sharma, Hanif Hilal, Indira Krishnan & Prem Chopra (the latter in a brief role) complement the main lead players Ganesh Acharya & Maninder Singh. And as for superstars & stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan, Ranveer Singh, Prabhudeva & Govinda adequately add to the value of the box office turnstiles by making a very special appearance in a very special song “Birju”.
Tailpiece: To be very frank ‘Hey Bro’ is like a David Dhawan kind of commercial movie. So leave your brains behind and just have a hearty laugh.