Feature Name: Bloody Brothers
Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub,Tina Desai, Shruti Seth, Mugdha Godse, Maya Alagh, Satish Kaushik, Asrani
Directed by: Shaad Ali
OTT: Zee 5
The Zee5 web series Bloody Brothers, is a Hindi remake of the Edinburgh-based BBC show Guilt. It is produced by Applause Entertainment.
Two brothers who haven’t met for a long time, meet at a wedding attended by the who’s-hoot, get drunk.
While driving back one of them knocks down an old man. The feeling of remorse and redress that follows carries the characters and the story forward.
While the original BBC series relied on wry humour, director Shaad Ali and his writers(Siddharth Hirwe, Riya Poojary, Anuj Rajoria and Navnit Singh Raju) gather the goofy impulse into the circle of suspense so that nothing appears as serious or unsolvable as it seems.
Jaideep Ahlawat and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub are two of the most celebrated products of the streaming revolution.
Playing the Grover brothers, neither is able to induce any extra vigour to the proceedings.
They are both adequate –that’s the least we expect from them—but nothing more than that.
The supporting cast is in it for fun. Tina Desai is mischievously wide-eyed and seductive.She is not what she seems.
Neither is the series. Shruti Seth, stuck in a placid marriage has a fling with Mugdha Godse. Also, Maya Alagh and Asrani looked screen perfect for their amazing roles in the shows.
The six episode series has a heavy weight cast and some edge-of-the-seat plot twists and turns.
Bloody Brothers is a complicated crime thriller that ponders upon subjects like brotherhood, love, lust, greed, and more with a broader plot being that of accidental murder.