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Sorry Bhai – movie review

Sanjay Suri, Sharman Joshi, Chitrangda Singh


Sorry Bhai, movie review

Sorry Bhai deals with a very delicate topic, handled with innocence by the director Onir. It deals with a girl falling for her fiancé’s brother and manages to show the predicaments of the characters very realistically… without making them black or white…

The older brother Harsh (Sanjay Suri) is the modern day ambitious man who wants to be successful in life and have a life full of luxury for himself and his wife – to – be without realizing that there is a price to be paid for everything. He is the kind of man who gives his work priority over his relationships, someone who likes to push things under the carpet, and often runs away from reality.

Harsh has always been the simpler, uncomplicated brother. Going to Mauritius on a scholarship made him even more ambitious and motivated to succeed.He is getting married to Aaliyah, (Chitrangda Singh) the bride to be who is a product of divorced parents and she has grown up in Mauritius, in a boarding school. Her parents are both married and with kids now and even though they support her financially and speak to her occasionally, she can’t say that they’re really in touch with her on a regular basis.

Aaliyah was actually taken quite by surprise by Harsh’s extreme ambition. She knew he wanted to do well, but she had no clue that love would take such a back – seat in his life. Harsh does feel guilty at the way he has treated his family and Aaliyah, but not enough to give up what gives him the most satisfaction – success.

Sharman Joshi as Siddharth Mathur (Sid), a shy young scientist, travels to Mauritius for his elder brother Harshvardhan’s (Harsh) wedding. Accompanying him is his mother (Shabana Azmi), a reluctant traveler since she is angry at Harsh for deciding to get married without consulting them. Also travelling is Siddharth’s cheery father (Boman Irani), whose sole entertainment is pulling his wife’s leg.

Harsh, pre – occupied with work, can spend little time with his family and it is left to his fiancée Aaliyah to show them around Mauritius before the wedding. However, the mother’s anger at Harsh ensures that she takes an instant dislike to Aaliyah, and it is Aaliyah and Siddharth who end up spending loads of time together.

This, added to the fact that Aaliyah feels, justifiably, neglected by the career-obsessed Harsh, added to the fact that Siddharth and Aaliyah have a common interest – studies, leads to them being irresistibly drawn to each other. Siddharth is horrified. Aaliyah, confused. They try their best to douse these feelings. But they keep coming back with renewed vigor. Soon, all hell breaks loose in the Mathur family…

Sid, the scientist and the younger brother is the perfect specimen of the studious scientist. Hard – working, earnest, honest, bright and all kinds of other boring qualities abound in him. But he also has an interesting artistic streak: he’s a big jazz freak and an adept saxophone player.

Siddharth is resigned to getting into an arranged marriage to a girl selected by his mother, even though that doesn’t stop fantasies of love from plaguing him. And he’s thrilled to bits when he realizes that Aaliyah has fallen head over heels in love with him. His morality, however, goes through serious conflict.

The film Sorry Bhai has an exciting script, which is essentially about delicate relationships. Yet each character is presented with love which makes their actions acceptable.
It’s beautifully real!

Castof Sorry Bhai:
Sanjay Suri as Harsh
Sharman Joshi as Sid
Chitrangda Singh as Aaliyah
Shabana Azmi as Gayatri
Boman Irani as Navin

Credits & Crew of Sorry Bhai:
Producer – Vashu Bhagnani
Director – Onir
Co-producer – Onir, Sanjay Suri
Original Music by Gaurav Dayal
Cinematography – Sachin K. Krishn
Film Editing – Irene Dhar Malik
Art Direction – Nikhil S. Kovale
Costume Design – Anita Dongre
Lyrics – Amitabh Verma
Sorry Bhai, movie review