Sanjay Dutt without his blows and guns; Karishma and Salman
breaking out into a dance every now and then, laughter, colours, brothers, love
triangle, you have seen it all! No, there is something more. This one is from
the comedy king David Dhawan. The film in whole is average, but Dhawan is shifting
from what was his forte; of double meaning humour and crass comedy. Another
thing missing from this Dhawan flick, is Govinda.
Filmmakers from all over the world are trying their very best
to find new ways to tell love stories on celluloid. But Bollywood takes the
cake, it keeps delivering the same stuff in a newer pack. Chal Mere Bhai, the
David Dhawan film is yet another family entertainer with a built-in love story
Big brother Vicky Oberoi (Sanjay Dutt) is a responsible and
able businessman. He cares for his family and loves his cranky little brother,
Prem (Salman Khan). Prem unlike him, his brother is into music and theatre,
which his father is not so happy about.
Crisis starts off with both the brothers falling in love with
the same girl Sapna (Karishma Kapoor). Sapna is Vicky's not-so-efficient secretary,
making silly mistakes all the time and thus ultimately enters Vicky's heart
(as if silliness is the ultimate quality any man wants in a woman). But little
brother outsmarts everyone and woos her. But the entire Oberoi family takes
to Sapna and they decide to get her married to Vicky.
Complications! And more complications between the two brothers
and you are reminded of films with similar plots, Yeh Dillagi and Dillagi. Unfortunately,
it is sad that Dhawan couldn't think of a better love story in spite of having
a good team. Finally, all is well that ends well and the love reaches its destination
and you return home, smiling.
Karishma looks charming and Sanjay (minus his rip-offs) has
delivered a good performance. Salman seems to be repetitive; even his name (Prem)
is repeated. Then there is Dalip Tahil as the duo's father, Balraj Oberoi and
grandmother, Sushma Seth. Shakti Kapoor, Hemani Shivpuri and Asrani play other
key roles. David Dhawan's attempt for quality entertainment falls short of the
mark, but has good, clean fun and so is good for kids enjoying their vacation.
The music score is okay.