On the surface, one expects My Brother The Devil to be yet another East London gang-banger affair, with the typical callous romanticising of violence and thuggery. In fact this film proves to be much, much more than that. With superb central performances, dynamic characters and decent cinematography, My Brother The Devil doesn’t quite do enough to be brilliant, but it certainly is an outstanding piece of British cinema.
Ash loves music and his tunes are brilliant (who knew bhangra drum and bass had such a large following). He dreams of one day breaking away from his oppressively traditional parents and DJing to massive crowds. His friends are all first generation British Asians and each are facing difficulty in juggling the two lifestyles they lead.