Stale chai, new kulhar

Yet another remake of an old south Indian box office hit, and another gamble with a low key script. It is not sure if Salman Khan can pullet hi off in Hindi.


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The plot of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, whichreleased on April 21, showcases the eldest brother who refuses to marry since he believes it may create disharmony in his big family. His brothers, who’ve already found partners, come together to find a match for Salman Khan’s character. Pooja Hegde will be seen as Salman’s love interest and this is the first time that the two will be seen opposite each other.

Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is said to be the Hindi remake of the Tamil feature Veeram, which starred Ajith in the lead role. Veeram was declared a box office success in its time. It chronicled the story of a man whose four younger brothers want him to get married so that they can settle down too. The film also stars Shehnaaz Gill, Raghav Juyal and Siddharth Nigam.


Salman begins the trailer of the film with a Sanskrit verse. The romantic chemistry of Salman Khan and Pooja Hegde has been seen in the trailer. Once again Salman will be seen doing tremendous action for his love. Salman Khan is seen in two looks in the trailer. Salman has been seen showing Tashan in long hair, six pack abs.

The entire story of the film is woven around the love story of Pooja Hegde and Salman. The story of the film also has a south background. Fans are very fond of the trailer of the film.

Salman Khan is back with an action-packed emotional drama Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. He is good in some scenes, especially in the second half. His dialogues with Venky and his performance in the emotional scenes are good.

Telugu star actor Victory Venkatesh gets a meaty role. His screen presence is so nice, and as said above, his scenes with Salman Khan are a feast to the eyes.

Pooja Hegde looks beautiful, and her performance is impressive. The rest of the cast is just okay. The emotional scenes worked to an extent. The metro fight and the goons attacking Venky’s house scenes are captured well. The production values are good, and so is the background score.

Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan trailer has glimpses of family emotions, comedy, romance, drama, music and of course, action. It solely rides on Salman Khan’s shoulders, who is known for pulling off such larger than life roles with family drama. The film has a strong Telugu connection with Venkatesh playing a key role as Pooja Hegde’s brother who belongs to the Telangana region. Jagapathi Babu is playing as the main antagonist in the film.

Ram Charan shines in a special song along with Salman and Venkatesh. The film even has a full-length Telugu Bathukamma song.

As an actor, Salman Khan is good, but if we consider his stardom, KKBKKJ is just a below-par film. It is unclear what made Salman choose the script that already failed when remade in Telugu and Kannada. At some point, one will wonder whether it is Salman’s film or Venky’s. There are such scenes that make one feel so.

The story lacks novelty, and one can easily predict the outdated script. A love scene comes in between two warning scenes, and at a point, audiences will say, “What’s happening?” The connectivity between the scenes is not established well.

Jagapathi Babu, the antagonist who seeks revenge, should have been shown as a powerful villain. But his actions and dialogues remind us of 80s villains. Also, Bhumika Chawla has nothing to do in his film.

Some songs are good to listen to. Some of the song placements are inappropriate, and they are like hurdles to the story. The climax portion is so outdated, and the director could have written and executed it better.

One would think that the movie will have moments that are whistle-worthy. Unfortunately, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan has not many such moments but has a few facepalm moments instead.

Farhad Samji, Sparsh Khetarpal, and Tasha Bhambra made a few changes to the script, and they are fine. However, they should have taken more care of Salman’s character because his fans expect something special from him.

On the whole, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is not an honest remake of Veeram. The mediocre plot and outdated scenes make it a boring fare. Except for a few emotional scenes and Salman’s performance, the movie has nothing new to offer. You may skip this film and find a better option for this weekend.

Salman Khan’s grand comeback
It was in 2019, Salman Khan appeared as the main hero on the big screen with Dabangg 3. After that, he did Radhe, which practically had no theatrical release and directly arrived on OTT. Then, he was seen in an extended cameo in Antim alongside Aayush Sharma. Again, he was seen in a cameo in Chiranjeevi’s Godfather. He was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan in a cameo role as Tiger and set the theatres on fire.

So, logically speaking, Salman Khan in a full-fledged role is making a big-screen comeback after 3 long years. Also, as Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan arrives on Eid, the superstar’s comeback is expected to be huge.


Director Farhad Samji initially sought to remake the 2014 Tamil film Veeram as Bachchhan Paandey (previously titled Land of Lungi) with Akshay Kumar. However later, he changed the script of Bachchhan Paandey to be the remake of another Tamil film Jigarthanda instead. As Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment held the remake rights of both the films, Samji tweaked Veeram’s story and pitched to Salman Khan who accepted the film. Later, Nadiadwala walked out of the project and gave the rights to Khan, who then decided to make the film under his banner Salman Khan Films.

The film was announced on  January 10, 2020 with the title Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. However, it was later postponed for a longtime and suffered numerous pre-production delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and later it was revived with the reported title Bhaijaan. However, in August 2022, the film’s official title was announced as Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.


In February 2020, Pooja Hegde was signed as the female lead. In December 2021, Venkatesh joined the cast, marking his comeback to Hindi cinema after Taqdeerwala (1995).Jassie Gill, Siddharth Nigam and Raghav Juyal were roped in to play Khan’s brothers in the film.

Punjabi cinema actress Shehnaaz Gill, South Indian cinema actress Malvika Sharma, newbie Palak Tiwari and boxer-politician Vijender Singh were signed, marking their Hindi film debut with the film. Jagapathi Babu was signed in to play a pivotal role, making it his second Hindi film after Radhe Shyam (2022) which also starred Hegde. Aasif Sheikh was signed in to play the pivotal role, Ram Charan was cast for a special appearance.

Principal photography began on  May 12, 2022 in Mumbai. Later in June, the production moved to Hyderabad. In August 2022, a song was filmed along with some portions in Ladakh. The shooting of the film was wrapped up in February 2023.

Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan movie is made with a budget of Approx 300 crore Indian Rupees.. Even though this figure doesn’t include Salman’s fees, the film has been shot on a huge scale including expensive action sequences and grand songs.

KKBKKJ Screen Count

This movie will be released on around 4000 screens across the country watching the fans of Salman Khan. And will be released in about 1000 screens abroad. In this way, the all Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan movie is being released in 5000 screens.

Box office collection:
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, has performed well on the fourth day of its release. With this, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan box office collection for the first weekend stands at Rs 68.17 crore. The movie has already crossed the coveted Rs 100 crore mark globally, with its current number being Rs 112.8 crore (gross).

Name of movie:  Kisi ka Bhai kisi ki Jaan
Release: (April 21) At theatres

Star cast:
Salman Khan , Shehnaaz Gill , Pooja Hegde , Asim Riaz , Himanshi Khurana , Venkatesh Daggubati , Siddharth Nigam , Sooraj Pancholi , Raghav Juyal , Jassie Gill , Jagapathi Babu , Rohit Kadudeshmukh.

Director:   Farhad Samji

Producer: Salman Khan,  Sajid Nadiadwala

·         Writer:   Sajid Nadiadwala

·         Music:  Ravi Basrur, Himesh Reshammiya

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