Break Ke Baad - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Break ke baad has Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan go all wordy and repetitive on us. You've seen the promos, you've seen the film. The few insights either get lost in the rambling or become redundant with every recurrence. Just like real life. But, of course, the film is far, far from it. So, watch if you've nothing better to do, haven't fought with the partner in a while and are missing the banter.

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Plot Summary

Girl (Deepika Padukone) and boy (Imran Khan)have been in love ever since they knew each other. But girl wants more in life than just love and boy is happy just with love.

What Worked

  • Loved the way the focus is drawn towards the names in the opening credits even while characters are being introduced.
  • The Sunita scene. Lovely idea.
  • The first catching up scene between Abhay and Aaliya.
  • Nadia's sarcasm.
  • The fact that Aaliya was always thinking about her mom.
  • The moment of realization by Aaliya after the graduation ceremony.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The references to other films and Shah Rukh Khan - whatever!
  • The Sunita scene. Lovely idea killed by keeping it that long.
  • Symbolic dialogue about "daag". Again might have been better if it had fewer words.
  • Story doesn't move an inch till the interval.
  • No, Abhay wasn't looking like crap when Nadia said he was. He was looking plain vanilla, alright.
  • How come she's driving a BMW?

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • In an arranged marriage, why would anyone send a photograph of their daughter fully dressed as a bride? Wouldn't that mean she was a bride once? Or did she dress up as a bride for the photograph.