Johny Antony's Bhaiyya Bhaiyya is a film which celebrates the brotherhood between a Malayali youngster, played by Kunchacko Boban, and a Bengali migrant worker, played by Biju Menon. The film doesn't delve deep into the lives of migrant labourers as one might expect, but is well worth watching for the humour.
Bhaiyya Bhaiyya starts off on a bad note, however, with poor, forced jokes made in bad taste and cliche ridden situations. You start wondering if it is yet another of those loud and tedious films. Biju Menon is a construction worker who grew up in Kerala under the wing of Kunchacko, who treats him like a minion but actually considers him a brother. Kunchacko has a pretty and rich lady love, Nisha Aggarwal, the daughter of a power hungry politician, played by Vijayaraghavan who has an equally power hungry son, Shammi Thilakan. Expectedly, father and son oppose their relationship and the first half drags on thus with clashes between Kunchacko/Biju and the politicians/local goonda. Thesni Khan, however, steals the show with her one-liners as a local prostitute and grabs all the laughs while Innocent and Salim Kumar fail to make an impact.
Things take a turn when Shammi is caught in public with the prostitute, and ends up being forced to marry her, all strikingly similar to certain real life scenarios involving politicians. In fact, several such real life incidents are brought to reel, like the one where Nisha shouts at striking politicians blocking the road, on camera. These don't appear convinving, though. Following certain incidents, the two 'Bhaiyyas,' the lady love, a friend (played hilariously by Suraj), Biju's love interest played by a very expressive Vinutha Lal, two small time thieves and a dead body, embark on a journey to Bengal in an ambulance, and the fun begins.
From this point onwards, the pace picks up and the film turns into a laugh riot, with Suraj and Gregory (one of the local thieves) delivering some actually laughworthy jokes. After his Palakkad slang in Ordinary, Biju Menon experiments with Malayalam with a North Indian twang and succeeds. Kunchacko is his usual balanced self, and the duo repeats their combo chemistry.
The heroine, Nisha Aggarwal, almost never opens her mouth, though Vinutha Lal leaves an impression as the spunky Tamilian girl. The scenes spoofing Maoists and stunts in films are hilarious, and all in all, the story too falls into place at the end, despite the initial glitches