Saturday, 27 November 2010

Movie Review: Break Ke Baad

The story goes from Delhi to Australia and then back to Delhi and then back to Australia and then back to Delhi for the (anti-)climax - but the plot itself doesn't seem to last longer than 2 pages.

Deepika is excellent. She portrays a kind of rebellious character that we've seen before (Kajol is 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'; Preity Zinta in 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'; Priyanka Chopra in 'Anjaana Anjaani') - but she does it with her own style, and she does it well. The downside is the character itself is hard to relate to at times. And the circumstances in the film seem too far-fetched to keep the viewer locked into the story which is a shame.

Imran does a great job at playing the ultimate boyfriend. He's (self-proclaimed) "sexy", he's a great cook, and he's always there trying to make things better.


The film starts off well but then suffers from a weak screenplay from the middle onwards, erratic characterisation and some mis-cast characters (i.e. Sharmila Tagore). Other weaknesses come in the music: the soundtrack leaves a lot to be desired, and the background music could have been a lot better. Dialogues were also weak at times, but in some places they were good: namely in the lines spoken by Lilette Dubey; who was absolutely ravishing as cool aunt. Shahana Goswami is fantastic in her small role.

Verdict: Although you feel like it's a mix of 'Love Aaj Kal' and 'I Hate Luv Storys' and 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' and others; it's still quite enjoyable, and you should watch it for the drunk scene with Deepika and the fight scene with Imran, Deepika and her room-mate.

Rating: 2.5 stars

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