Sorry Bhai is another film directed by Onir after his first two films - My Brother Nikhil and Bas Ek Pal. The film has simple story which gets complicated and yet is believable. The film reveals the story of a man who falls in love with his brother's bride to be. In simple words the film has a love triangle story.
Sanjay Suri (Harsh) is settled in Mauritius. He has not been home for two years and one fine day informs his parents that he is getting married and requests them to join him. His dad Boman Irani and brother Sharman (Siddharth) are only too keen. His mother Shabhana, however, has a problem. Being her favourite son, she is upset that he has not made a trip to India and also not included them in selecting his bride. Boman reminds her that their sons are old enough to take decisions. Sharman, an aspiring physicist who is getting forgetful, thanks to the stress of his latest project of making a toy dog move by looking him in the eye, convinces his mother to make the trip along with them. Once there, the mother begins inquiry about the bride's family. Chitrangada (Aaliya) plays along till she is fed up of the stress. Boman, sensing trouble between the two women, always butts in at the right moment to diffuse the tension.
The groom to be is always busy, so it's left to Aaliya to show the family around. In those few days, she gets drawn towards Siddharth. Brother too is drawn towards his bhabhi. It so happens that Harsh, a day before his marriage decides to postpone it because he has to make an urgent trip to the USA with his business partner to evaluate the stock market scene. Aaliya heaves a sight of relief. Siddharth has now dominated her entire being. A horrified Siddharth battles this attraction desperately, but Aaliyah has fallen madly in love and pursues him with single-minded determination. When Siddharth's defences start crumbling and Ma starts getting suspicious, all hell breaks loose in the family.
Acting wise, Sharman Joshi steals the show. This is his finest performance so far. Chitrangda is a complete natural and despite being pitted against a powerful actor like Shabana, stands on her feet. Shabana is terrific. Boman is wonderful. Sanjay Suri is competent, but gets sidelined midway through the film.
On the whole, Sorry Bhai may be an interesting concept, but it doesn't turn out to be an interesting film in entirety. For it to be a complete film, it needed a tight screenplay, which is sorely missing here.