Break Ke Baad - External Reviews

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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47 reviewers have given Break Ke Baad an average rating of 1.5/5.0 (?)

6 yays
24 nays
17 so-so

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So-So by NISHTHA BHATNAGAR, Alpha ...a little of a lot of movies... full review

Thumbs down by Amodini Sharma, Amodini's Movie Reviews it’s trying to be hot and happening, and edgily thoughtful at the same time, it loses it’s way... full review

Thumbs down by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...It’s in the second half when the action shifts Down Under that the film’s graph goes likewise - down.... full review

Thumbs down Best Of Bollywood ...Almost all the scenes are amateurishly shot, the comedy doesn’t humor you and the romance does not move you.... full review

Thumbs up ...Film’s characters sometime go overboard with their traits at the cost of appearing unreasonable but if you watch the film closely you can associate with the narration.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...offer a glimpse at the gestation pains the Bollywood romance is going through in trying to deliver a multiplex-friendly heart-warmer with the sprightliness of the Hollywood rom-com and the sentimentality of the great Indian romantic melodrama... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...Other than its completely outdated, overused and a routine storyline, the film hasn’t got a single good scene to impress the viewer.... full review

So-So by Steven Baker, Bolly Spice ...Certain areas of the film, which on paper might have looked good, in actuality do not pan out well.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Karmalkar, Bollywood Chaska ...The only thing that works in favour of the film is bootilicious Deepika in snazziest shorts and lover boy Imran with those melting brown eyes... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...A boring fare that gets unbearable after a point... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Mantra ...Danish has not shown anything new, it starts off well but soon it becomes very slow as the story moves forward.... full review

Thumbs down by Raashi Malhotra, BookmyShow ...nothing new... full review

Thumbs down by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town ...Danish Aslam and Renuka Kunzru’s screenplay gets it so wrong that even after the film is over you wonder what the hell they were trying to say.... full review

Thumbs down by Harjeet Singh Rakhra, Desi Martini ...Vishal and Shekhar gives a mediocre music-package for BKB... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...The problems of space in a relationship, that Break Ke Baad explores, is something that is instantly relatable ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...the new Bollywood romcom offers nothing but variations of The Taming of The Shrew, where an impetuous girl is brought to her knees... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ... Danish Aslam can populate the film with quirky characters (like the wise thrice divorced aunt played by Lillete Dubey), have characters mouth self-help-book profundities, but it just never manages to be funny, and never reaches the level of melancholy it tries to drum up in its two shallow characters.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Venkatraghavan, Filmfare ...BKB is an intelligent film with very few flaws. The last 30 minutes seem a little stretched and the climax is a little forced.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, ...people like Yudishtir and Shahana Goswami (who play the couple's roommates in Australia) probably couldn't have gotten better deals than this.... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, ...The funky, conversational dialogues are very relatable.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, ...Imran Khan is nice and sweet, but again repetitive at many times.... full review

Thumbs down by Khushbu, ...Imran’s character is unimpressive and at times annoying. Deepika’s is kinda clueless. Their performances don’t impress either.... full review

So-So by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The picture makes for an entire subset of richly urbane, romantic Hindi movies that reflect at some level a ‘feminised’ young man (Wake Up Sid, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na), who graciously, lazily balances out the fiery new woman.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The film's first half coasts along breezily, drawing its strength from the sheer charm of its leads. ... full review

So-So by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Kunzru has a fine ear for irony. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...I’m coming around to the belief that Padukone, who can make a sack look good but for some inexplicable reason is dressed in really short shorts through the film, can’t dredge up any real passion. ... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Since the break-up doesn’t sadden the heart, the audience doesn’t root for the lovers to come back together as much as it should in a love story like this.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...The performances in Break ke Baad, especially of the lead pair, save it from complete disaster.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...The problem lies with the script which fails to bring out any chemistry between Abhay and Aaliya. There is no passion, no sweetness or even feelings.... full review

Thumbs down Mixed Bag ...Deepika’s acting score peaked with ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ from where the score has shown no sense of direction. ... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...There is no proper reason provided in the screenplay for the breakup.... full review

So-So by Raj Narayan, MSN Entertainment ...The effervescent Shahana Goswami and Yudhishtir Urs as the ever-fighting brother-sister duo who help Gulati restore sanity in his love life come into their own in the second half and could well be the only saving grace in the movie... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Aaliya delivers a nice climactic speech but by that time, my eyes had glazed over and like Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind, I just wanted to say: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.... full review

So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now ...The film has been written interestingly with a lot of humour added at regular intervals.... full review

So-So by Satyen K Bordoloi, Now ...The strongest part of the film is a well-baked script; tight, crisp and thankfully contemporary and often rooted dialogues of Renuka Kunzru, which are funny at times, and profound in a cliched way at others.... full review

Thumbs down by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...The movie boasts of amazing cinematography, where each frame looks beautiful, and with the help of some neat camerawork, makes it look on par with international films... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...To think the first hour and half goes off like a breeze with its attractive opening credits, zippy pace, witty rejoinders, slick packaging and two extremely good-looking protagonists. ... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...For a cushily-budgeted project, the narrative is toothpick thin... full review

Thumbs down by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...So why is it not worth watching? Ummm Deepika and Imran are reason enough. Ok also the screenplay. The first half is bullshit!... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...You dislike the central characters instantly... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The film is not particularly bad, it is simply very boring... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Deepika Padukone, the gorgeous bollywood babe who enacts the part of Aaliyah in the flick, comes out with a performance that is full of spontaneity... full review

Thumbs down by Roy D'Silva, The Friday Freak ...This movie seems like an extended advertorial for beach dresses, summer looks, pedicures and manicures, and a alcohol binge that never ends.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The film does have a terribly sluggish middle and there are places where the drama seems to be heading nowhere, but the witty banter between the protagonists does fill in the lacunae to some measure.... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Imran is unable to rise above the script with his too-good-to-be-true dull character and ends up being too low-key even if sincere... full review

Thumbs up by Spicezee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Imran and Deepika are completely convincing as Abhay and Aaliya and give a winning performance.... full review