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Big Brother movie review and release Highlights

Big Brother movie release highlights: Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about Big Brother, starring Mohanlal, Arbaaz Khan, Anoop Menon and Siddique among others.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 18, 2020 9:57:49 am
Big Brother movie Big Brother movie review live updates: The film marks Mohanlal’s third collaboration with director Siddique.

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s much-anticipated movie Big Brother has hit the screens. It is the actor’s third collaboration with director Siddique.

Siddique’s maiden collaboration with Mohanlal was Vietnam Colony (1992), which also inspired a Tamil remake. The film about two corporate henchmen trying to evacuate a colony rife of unique characters was a laugh riot. And it is one of the biggest hits in the careers of Siddique and Mohanlal. The actor-director duo again collaborated for Ladies and Gentleman in 2013 after a gap of over 20 years. The film about a widower with serious drinking problems did not live up to the expectations of the audience like their previous venture.

Big Brother, however, is expected to give a perfect start to a new year/decade for Mohanlal and Siddique. The trailer of the movie showed Mohanlal playing the role of a self-effacing man, who seems to fear authority. For some reason, he salutes every man in uniform. But, there is more to him than what meets the eye. He is a battle-hardened veteran or at least that’s what the scars on his back wants us to believe.

Big Brother also stars Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan, who is making his debut in the Malayalam film industry. Actors Anoop Menon, Sarjano Khalid, Honey Rose, Siddique, Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Irshad, Tini Tom and Mirnaa among others form the supporting cast.

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    14:00 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Decent action-packed entertainer'

    “#BigBrotherMovie. A decent action packed entertainer. Fight scenes and lalettan's screen presence are the main attraction. #BigBrother,” tweeted user @JrTweeets.

    13:45 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Poor direction'

    User @Rajeshm888 tweeted, “#BigBrother Strictly Avg stuff! Poor Direction destroys the whole plot of the movie! DOP was below par which made action sequences looks dull, so was the BGM of Deepak Dev! As a Lalettan fan, he should stop doing movies based on friendship from now on!.”

    13:29 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Planned to do a film with Mohanlal for 9 years: Director Siddique

    In an interview with Manorama Online, director Siddique opened up about Big Brother and Mohanlal. He said, “As an actor Mohanlal has two different kinds of images. Lal, as a larger than life character and then as a simpleton who leads a normal life. I have taken the first image as youngsters are waiting for someone like him. In their minds, Lal is someone who is beyond the ordinary. Action has been given prime importance in this movie.”

    13:14 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Predictable climax'

    User @amarsurendran99 tweeted, “#BigBrother First half was a decent one followed by a average second half And ended up on a predictable climax. Some fight scenes are good. Deepak dev was fantastic with the songs,Siddique failed both in screenplay and direction, comedy portions are done well. Average one.”

    12:59 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Bad start for Mohanlal'

    User @kpvineeth shared on Twitter, “As expected, below avg to avg reports for #BigBrother. With low hype and WOM, it will be a bad start for #SuperStar this year. #Lalettan.”

    12:46 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Below average second half'

    User@Rajeeshkr143 gave the film 3 stars out of 5. He tweeted, “#BigBrother #BigBrotherreview First half was a decent one followed by a abw average second half And ended up on a predictable good climax . Some fight scenes are good. Deepak Dev,Siddique 60% suitable for direct mass Movie , comedy & family. Feel good Movie 3/5.”

    12:29 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Raveena SR urges fans to catch Big Brother in theatres

    Dubbing artist Raveena SR tweeted, "#bigbrother releasing tmrw! I’ve dubbed for #mirnaamenon Happy to be a part of @Mohanlal‘s movie #siddque sir’s direction. working with him after Bhaskar the rascal .. do watch in theaters n share ur comments."

    12:14 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Another disaster'

    "Another disaster from Mohanlal- Siddiq team! #BigBrother #Mohanlal," tweeted user  @getanoop.

    11:59 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Good attempt'

    “#BigBrotherMovie decently executed family Action thriller. Climax portions & Action sequence were the highlights. Asual #Mohanlal was the backbone of the movie. First half > Second half < Climax. Overall a good attempt from director @SiddiqueDir #Lalettan #BigBrother,” shared user @karthikVarma225 on Twitter.

    11:46 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Strictly for Mohanlal fans'

    User @LITTYSIMON tweeted, “#BigBrotherMovie is strictly for #Mohanlal fans who love 2 c d actor in larger-than-life roles. Ample action sequences, too many characters & colourful songs makes it stretchy & less engaging. Certain moments do work, comic ones but the pattern of narration is uninteresting.”

    11:29 (IST)16 Jan 2020
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    11:14 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Lazy writing'

    “#BigBrother Review : Average First Half Followed By A Below Average Second Half & A Predictable Climax  #Siddique Spoled The Party With His Lazy Writing & Amateurish Making. Disappointed....!,” tweeted @Forum_Reelz.

    10:59 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Poor direction'

    “#BigBrotherMovie  Such a pathetic first half.....Poor direction from siddique,” posted user @vyshnav_gs on Twitter. 

    10:44 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'Average first half'

    User @Moviesjunctionn shared on Twitter, “#BigBrother - Average first half. The action scenes which were expected to be the usp of the movie falls flat. Some comedy numbers scores. An engaging second half can still save the movie. Waiting !!! #BigBrotherReview #BigBrotherMovie.”

    10:29 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Life-size cutout of Mohanlal at Kavitha Theatre, Cochin

    Fans put out a life-size cutout of Mohanlal ahead of Big Brother release at Kavitha Theatre in Cochin. 

    10:14 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Arbaaz Khan on Big Brother

    After Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan joined the cast of Big Brother, the actor shared his excitement on Twitter. “Super excited about working with the Legend Mohanlal sir and ace director Siddique sir. It’s my debut in the Malayalam film industry with a film called “Big Brother”. So looking forward to the shoot in July,” he said. 

    Read more | Arbaaz Khan joins the cast of Mohanlal’s Big Brother

    09:59 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    'All eyes on second half'

    User @karthikVarma225 tweeted. “First half - Emotions Comedy Actions mixed in a good manner. A complete #Mohanlal Show till now. All eyes on second half 😍 #BigBrotherMovie #Lalettan.”

    09:45 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Big Brother first half reaction

    Forum Keralam tweeted, "#BigBrother Interval: Weak storyline and slow narration. Nothing exciting so far, need a strong second half to turn things around."

    09:32 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Mohanlal's Big Brother in Middle East
    09:05 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Big Brother set to be another thrilling ride?

    In the trailer, we hear Mohanlal deliver a punchline: "Narcotics is a dirty business." It is a famous dialogue from the star's Irupatham Noottandu (1989). And of course, you can find the origin of this dialogue in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972).

    Siddique was a mimicry artist with Kalabhavan troupe before he was spotted by director Fazil. After assisting Fazil for some time, Siddique made his directorial debut in 1989 with Ramji Rao Speaking. Over the period, he has carved a niche for himself with his style of filmmaking. Given the fact that he was a performing mimicry artiste before, comedy is a vital part of all his movies. Even the movies that deal with serious themes have managed to tickle the funny bones of the audience. And we can expect the same from his latest movie Big Brother.