I was totally awestruck by Prithviraj’s directorial skills in Lucifer which left me thinking how brilliant he is at his craft. In his sophomore directorial venture, he sets out to explore a lighter space spruced up with a magnificently talented cast headed by Mohanlal.
As I dug deep into Bro Daddy an inevitable sense of familiarity struck me hard that reminded me of one of my favorite Bollywood films. Bro Daddy is generic on the surface yet it’s the directorial skills that keep it away from all those possible detours. Bro Daddy has an urban styling in its whole staging and the relationships it portrays caters to a particular section of the society but Prithviraj Sukumaran deals it with little twists and mesmerizing chemistry of the leads to make it more convincing. The occasional hilarious moments, the cute romance makes it more convenient for the writers to express what their intentions are. Writers Sreejith N and Bibin Maliekal take way too much inspiration from a few Indian flicks and package it with new spices and rich frames to appeal more to the family audience who are always open to this kind of fairy tale. After a middling initial portion, Bro Daddy takes off quickly once the main surprise is revealed, thanks to the energetic crew it’s never off the mark till the end of the first hour. Things get a bit out of hand in the second half but the joyous atmosphere remains the same.
It’s been years since we witnessed the Mohanlal we all once adored. After a hiatus, the actor with his impeccable comic timing and tour-de-force performance steals our heart. It’s Mohanlal who keeps the film steady that eventually saves the outing. Prithviraj is fine but I seriously miss his old charm when it comes to comedy. Meena, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Kaniha make perfect partners in this chaotic comedy. Lalu Alex tickles our funny bones with his ‘perfect dad’ vibe and owns some of the best parts of the film. Soubin Shahir is unfortunately a mess that slows down the proceedings towards the end. Bro Daddy clearly indicates its presence as an OTT product, the visuals by Abinandhan Ramanujam are never out of place and exquisitely shot. Deepak Dev’s songs blend perfectly with the film’s vibrant mood. With 160 minutes of duration, Bro Daddy keeps itself high most of the time entire credits go to the star cast.
With chaos happening all around us all we need is a peaceful distraction thankfully Bro Daddy even with hardly any novelty keeps you entertained and pleasant. Leave your brains aside and enjoy this fun drama with your loved ones.
©Review by – Rahul Babu