Neha Arts' CHAL MERE BHAI is a comedy with a love triangle.
As the director, David Dhawan again shows competence as a maker of light comedy. The drawback is that David and his teams of writers are running out of ideas. They are only repeating situations seen in other films. Dialogue writer Rumi Jaffery is able to provide occasional punches.
The first half is a breezy comedy. Tempo slows down in the second half and the story runs on predictable line. A major drawback of the film is that the basic story has been repeated in many films, and recently in "Dillagi" and "Pyar Koi Khel Nahin."
Also in those times Salman Khan & Karisma Kapoor made 8 films together and except 1 or 2 they were all funny. David Dhawan discovered their perfect chemistry of act & I believe that Chal Mere Bhai was one of the last pictures made with this formal couple.
Production values are good. Harmeet Singh's cinematography is pleasing. Technically okay. Ganesh Acharya's choreography is good. Anand-Milind's music sounds nice in the theatre, but there are too many songs. Two songs 'Meri neend jaane lagi hai' and 'Chori chori sapnon mein' are hummable.
Performance-wise, Sanjay is great in the role of Big Brother. Also Salman is great as naughty playboy. Karisma is the best of all. Shakti Kapoor, Sushma Seth, Dalip Tahil, Himani Shivpuri and Asrani provide able support.