Break Ke Baad poster

Break Ke Baad

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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Director: Danish Aslam
Running time: 115 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Romance
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The question is no longer, "how many love stories can you watch?" It is now, "how many love stories with break-ups and the inevitable patch-ups can you watch?" And at this rate, it might as well be, "how many love stories starring Deepika Padukone having break-ups can you watch?"

Director, Danish Aslam promises that we will find parts of ourselves in the lead pair. If even half the things he says about the lead pairs relationship really comes out in the film, I'm likely to enjoy the film -

This is not a love story. It’s a story about how to make love work. It’s a story about the many many facets of love that we experience every day of our modern, sped-up, sanitized lives: falling in it, falling out of it, taking it for granted, not realizing that it’s dying a slow claustrophobic death, fighting for it with every last reserve of strength & shred of dignity, rescuing it from the worst possible whimsies of fate & character and emerging triumphant, bloody, battered & glowing from the sheer ecstasy of it all.

Earlier in the same piece, he mentions that he sees a little of him in both the Abhay (Imran Khan) and Aalia's (Deepika Padukone) characters. That struck me as odd, as in a film acknowledging that each one of us has a bit of both feminity and masculinity, our gender usually determines which traits dominate. Not too many films make such comments especially in context of a man-woman relationship. A look at the promo below takes it a step further. Very few men behave the way Abhay behaves here.

The role reversal of the stereotype continues -

Looking at all these trailers is surely getting me excited. And I always look forward to see Sharmila Tagore on screen. She has such a warm presence. I only hope they haven't exhausted all the fresh lines in the promos.

Meanwhile, I've been listening to the music as I write this article and have enjoyed every song. Here are the regular reviews -

milliblog - "It’s a delightful feeling to see Vishal Shekhar deliver great music so consistently!"

dunkdaft - "a nice little soundtrack that shines with awesome lyrics by Prasoon Joshi "

music aloud - "8.5/10"

apun ka choice - "Light rock music of the 80s has clearly influenced the album as most of the songs are not too hard on ears; they are rather soft and fresh in approach."

Bollyspice - "2.5/5"

Bollywood Hungama - "3.5/5"

Rediff - "The man's flair for juggling with words and imagery is at its optimum in Dhoop ke makaan, easily the best of the lot."

- meeta, a part of the audience

Break Ke Baad the is title inviting. For reviewers to poke fun at. But we shall refrain. Make that try to refrain. Neither before interval not after is there a high point in the film. The conflict comes in the promos and stays there until the zzzzz climax. Like Abhay (Imran Khan) and Aaliya's (Deepika Padukone) on and off relationship, moments come and go. But nothing lingers, except for a looming sense of boredom.

With focus on just two characters, you'd hope, the film would take us to a level that we know exactly how they are going to behave. The problem though is that we know our writers much better. We know, they like Abhay, will never take risks. Actually, half-way through the film, you know there's only disappointment written for you in the end. If everyone lives happily ever after, you are going to yawn. If they choose otherwise, you are going to be ridiculing the pointlessness of the film.

The writers brought a no-win situation upon themselves. Way too many times a beautiful thought is ruthlessly murdered by making it verbose. A film that aims at relating to the youngsters has to have something more interesting than their own fights, no? You understand the pain but don't get what the big deal is!

A girl and a boy love each other. And like all girls and boys who are in love, they bicker until they get on our nerves. One is clingy, the other wants space. They are used to each other, so they ricochet between staying together and apart. Every once in a while they say something remarkably insightful about each other. Like two people who actually know each other. Our life on screen. In fact, they add a zest, they don’t take their fights too seriously. Good.

Only all this happens in the first half hour and repeats some 3-4 times till the end. Yet, you don't sense the claustrophobia both of them are going through. And ultimately, the characters behave like characters in a film and not like normal human beings. From being cool with their differences and conflict, suddenly these kids go on a break and are back or not or not. Bad. Very bad.

When a film chooses to mimic life and its relationships, you expect a certain warmth, which is completely missing. It's not that the actors are not doing a good job. Deepika Padukone's straight back has always made her not-so-human for me. But, the director chooses a lot of close-up shots for her and she uses them well too. The irritation, the confusion, the straightforwardness comes through. Imran Khan wears a lot of make-up. He looks like a school boy. His character is a little on the feminine side. That's cool and he passes off as the guy who who's love struck too. But it's all very ordinary. They still don't make the characters believable.

Also, I'd much rather not see Sharmila Tagore and Navin Nischol, than see them in such shoddily written characters with some of the silliest lines. There are a couple of side characters who were interesting, but the writers didn’t have time from converting dialogues into long, mundane monologues, to delve into them. I appreciate the subtlety in Nadia's (Shahana Goswami) relationship with both Abhay and Aaliya but it looked like the editing took a whole lot of her out of the film.

Equally wasted is some awesome music. The songs come and go in the background without registering much visually. Only saving grace is that the picturisation don't kill the songs either, even if they don't add to them. I'm still going to buy the album.

Actually, the title Break Ke Baad is a sham. Because no one has ventured into what a person goes through when he/she has broken up. Whether they have broken up or the other person has, it's still hurtful and that pain comes across only once or twice in the film. And, even then, it doesn't cut through you. Baah! What a romanticized world I live in. I'm expecting romantic films to touch me.

- meeta, a part of the audience

45 reviewers(?) - 6 yays 16 so-so 23 nays

Warning: clicking on "full review" will take you to an external website that could contain spoilers.

Thumbs up, bigoye.com : ...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

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 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

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

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

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

So-So, by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com : ...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

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...Imran Khan is nice and sweet, but again repetitive at many times.... 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

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

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 Running.com : ...The film has been written interestingly with a lot of humour added at regular intervals.... full review

So-So, by Satyen K Bordoloi, Now Running.com : ...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

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

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 Amodini Sharma, Amodini's Movie Reviews : ...in 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 down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...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

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 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 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 down, by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com : ...The funky, conversational dialogues are very relatable.... full review

Thumbs down, by Khushbu, Gomolo.in : ...Imran’s character is unimpressive and at times annoying. Deepika’s is kinda clueless. Their performances don’t impress either.... 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 down, by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint : ...The performances in Break ke Baad, especially of the lead pair, save it from complete disaster.... 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

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

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

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 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

240 tweeters(?) - 83 yays 27 so-so 130 nays

YAMUNA_SSSS: break ke baad was total sweet movie jst luved it

UzmaSarah: Watched 'Break Ke Baad' yesterday- superb movie! Must watch peeps! Great acting @1mrankhan & @deepikapadukone xx

Tweetinriteaway: BKB rocks..... Fell in lauve wid Imran all the more....

TrulyAditi: Saw Break Ke Baad today...good film...Imran's supercute! And even Yudi and Shahana and Deepika are good!

The_Siddharth: Deepu di u jus rockd in bkb i cnt pic ma eye 4m te screen u ate imran khan in te movie u hv done a superb job. @deepikapadukone

swthrtmarion: hey!! wot a break! break ke baad is awesome ppl.!

stupid_rajiv: Break ke baad .....⁰Is awesome movie...

SRK_FRK: Finishd d movie "Break ke Baad" loved first part n liked second part:))

srivardhanms: Break ke baad is good... Will rate it 7/10.... Good entertainer....

soulfultweets: Break ke baad...a breath of fresh air after ill-treated repititive boring scripts! Recommended for love birds!:)

singhvivek137: watched break ke baad. .... nice film enjoyed it

sindhugorantla: break ke baad every 1 must watch guys..................theme of de mvie is value 4 love nd relation ships

simplymalaika: Break Ke Baad ...sweet romantic film with decent acting...not as bad as the reviews suggest...3/5

simplyarchana: break ke baad was hilarious,deepika was so fucking amazing! \m/

Shraddhakm: I liked break ke baad. Its a vice-versa f i hate love storys #MyMovieVerdict

SaniyaKhan98: Saw BKB its just an awesome movie @1mrankhan and @deepikapadukone did a gr8 job!!

samanthaprabu: Wtchd break ke baad.realy lkd the mvie. More so coz I connected to deeps charecter..so fr all of u who thnk I am realy nice..sry to dissapnt

sam1116: Just watched "Break ke baad'.... movie is good.

RohanNatawadkar: Watchd 'Break Ke Baad' today wid frnds..n I must say, V hada blast...itz so youthful..no melodramas in film...complete straight frm heart...

rockstar_5169: hey guys.........dont mis break ke baad.

riyaprashant: deppika i like your movie break ke baad your acting is fabulous and mind blowing its real

ranjan7380: Liked "Break Ke Baad"

Ranbirraj10: bkb is nice romentic movie &funy movie/dp&ik is so telented..

ramsaytweets: ""Break ke baad"" awesome one this season ;)

Raksha_S: Surprised to find Break Ke Baad entertaining! Fine for a lazy weekend watch..

rajnigandha: Break Ke Baad is a pretty sweet film ya...inn sab critics ki tow main................. aarti utaarungi :)

Rajandey: Unlike all the critics, I liked Break Ke Baad! #BreakKeBaad

PsychoMaan: Break ke baad was very sweet

PoojaSengupta: Really liked Break ke Baad..God, send someone like Imran Khan & I'd forget everything & marry him alas such men don't exist in reality..

Paranoia_Manojj: Watched BKB..loved the music..fab music by @V1SH4L @5hekhar.. Good performance by @deepikapadukone @1mrankhan something different

NIJJUSAURAV: Weldone Deepika...break ke baad is such a nice movie.,luv u..

nidamerchant_18: Break ke Baad....nice flick ;p

Nevr_Say_Alvida: 'Abhay-Aaliya'. Characters of Imran Khan & @deepikapadukone in 'Break Ke Baad'. Sucha sweet lovable couple, they are. They totally rocked! ♥

NASEERANABEE: Break ke baad was a rocking movie

NamrithaSalian1: watchd Break Ke Baad today. liked it. :-)

NabilahFitrey: 'Break Ke Baad' ♥. Imran Khan, @deepikapadukone. Superb movie! Really loved their chemistry together. Imran-Deepika rocks ! ♥ ;)

Millin27: 'Break Ke Baad'..loved it wid d girlz..Fan of Sharukh and Sunita..awwhhh...:D

madzy5: Saw "Break Ke Baad" last night. Too cute. @deepikapadukone

Loading_PlzWait: ohk!this might go against popular opinion but I really liked BKB!

krishorey: Confessions of a Cinephile: Break Ke Baad (2010): A Potential Classic http://t.co/NuVEhxO

KreativeAccess: Break ke baad is for all who have been in love or are in love.. Go watch it

KreativeAccess: Break ke baad the for all youngsters. U will fall in love with it. Go watch it guyz

Khwaish_Mona: ♥ ♥ Break Ke Baad Movie Review: Great Romantic Comdey! ♥ ♥

khudaniamit: When Deepika was being a heartless b**ch in Break Ke Baad, I could only think of my Ex-GF. That's why I say it was 'real'!

khudaniamit: T good thing abt Break Ke Baad is that it's real. No fake dialogues, no fake sets, no fake filimi-giri. But real is slightly boring @ times!

KhadijaD: LOVED break ke baad! @1mrankhan YOU r absolutely adorable!

jun6lee: Break Ke Baad - Soundtrack could've been better, but the film ticks all the right boxes. Quite generic, but well pieced together. 3.5/5 #fb

InamSarah: Break ke baad is NOT BAD, thanks to @kunalkohli n @deepikapadukone was awesomely awesome. Loved it :)

iardour: break ke baad is a good time pass..http://goo.gl/k4PS1

Hemi86: break ke baad niceee :) :)

heavily_doped: Nice movie break ke baad

happygilll: deepika ji nice movie break ke baad

Guru_Pi: 'Break ke baad' was watched last night. I quite liked it. Even without the alcohol. 3.5/5

GOKULEDAVA: Watched Break Ke Baad. Love the film and Deepika a lot.

freddie_19: just saw break ke baad.. i liked it :)

evolutiongenx: Ok, go and Watch 'break ke baad' Deepika fans.

djbudh: Saw break ke baad nice youth film very relevant topic for youth ,the star equation is great,deepika is very natural imran a lover boy

diicKXYaz: Watchd #breakkebaad yestadae..awes0me muvi..supa dupa actn by ahliya aka @deepikapadukone .a must watch muvi..n ya supa story..#bkb rockzzz.

DhruvSharma1701: LOVED Break ke Baad. @deepikapadukone , very very well done.

DesiGirl_88: Break ke baad <3 Cute movie. Well spent time with family. :)

Dbutani: Found Break ke Baad rather cute.

CYTAON: break ke baad!!movie wd a different storyline!yes really different!!I like it....!

coolkhushan: jst came back after watchin break ke baad its really a cool movie

chetzzz: #Bkb rooooox.... :) awesum muvie.... luv imran khan hes soooo cute :) :)

charismatic000c: seen break ke baad.... imran & Deepika are soooo..very..awesome....

chahatesh: Break ke bad......... is a nice movie...............

bindugorantla: break ke baad really nice becoz it is all abut relation..........too gud

avni_kapoor: Saw break ke baad ! Great performance by both Deepika and Imran ! Thumbs up to them!

arpitamisra: Break ke baad: Close to my heart, no biased review

arjun766: Saw break ke baad today . A nice one time watch > 3.5/5

archvivekh: Despite all the bad reviews I liked Break Ke baad. Except for the dramatic ending it did have some nice feel good moments!

anushayadav: Don't watch Break Ke Baad. Instead use that money and waste it on alcohol and drugs. Much better pay off.

anupritab: I loved Break ke Baad, such a very important message packed in such a cute bundle

ankrishkhanna: Break ke Baad.. was something out of the box.. New.. Refreshing... Likable.. Loved it.. 8/10..Not like the ordinary love stories.. :)

anjdileep: watched BREAK KE BAAD........nice movie love the acting of depika expected story line in pleasent way...

AmritaHomRay: loved loved loved Break ke Baad! So identifiable!

ambreenhaider: Thank you @dan1shaslam BKB was lovely. loved the well focussed plot. the rest: visuals, direction etc: does it need to be mentioned? :)

alishashrestha: i think i have become immune to bad movies.nishit and pashal dai almost puked but i enjoyed break ke baad.only prob- gud songs badly shown

ahmedravat: watched break ke baad yesterday..realy enjoyed it..!

abi9jain: Break ke baad. Cuteness.. I like <3

aakash0112: BREAK KE BAAD IS A VERY NICE MOVIE..WATCH IT.!!!

4nk1t: Break ke Baad.. Niceeeeee!! I liked it.. Prolly I like mushy flicks!!

41239977: 'Break ke baad' indian movie is very good.

_prithwish_: back to tweeting .. break ke baad one time watch. the secretariat ok but lil borin in bits. allah ke banday gritty but lacks punch..

whiteecloud: Watched Guzaarish & Break Ke Baad last week - mediocre. LOVED Hritik Roshan - d most natural actor we have. Only he could bring Ethan alive.

want_beer: BKB was not that good..ok ok kinds..

unom13: break ke baad was gud in parts.slow paced,but nice performances. nothing new or unseen story ke maamle mein.timepass flick!

subhrajoy: Watched "Break ke Baad"..only 2 good things were the music and ofcourse Deepika Padukone...

shwetttta: Watched break ke baad . ok movie ! lot of overacting though =|

satpalsharma: "Break ke Baad" for me is 5.5/10: Again a flick that tries to be cool but fails to impress. It gets boring & unbearable at times. #ratings

sameer_kamra: Movie review: break ke baad Average movie, not so fun...buts its not too long and decent music...

raviwarrier: "Break Ke Baad". 6/10. I just love mushy endings in love stories! :)

Rainyyday: Saw BKB last night! Loved Imrika but the story wad weird! The last scene was cute. Imran was amazing. Deepika's character was annoying.

PreHoon: Break ke Baad.....I jst lost it by the end!!!! Seemed like an average saute of Imran's IHLS and Deepika's Love Aaj Kal.... else, gud T-P!

Onyx_Vaibhav: Just saw Break ke baad...Ok movie.. a one time watch..

naya_tweety: BKB had its moments.DP & IK hav come a long way when it cums to acting.So as i said.end of the day felt it was atleast better than IHLS & AA

MuddledPuzzle: Watched Break ke baad. It was girly, senseless, immature...but cute. Another hilarious comic strip by @SahilRiz coming up soon, I suppose.

LustyKash: Break ke baad = average fun with friends = awesome!!

jaybinary: Seen Break Ke Baad, its begins a smooth ride its starts with creative note but after interval it was ok http://bit.ly/haEsxh #bollywood

In9uja: Break Ke Baad is a decent watch.. The lead pair save the film.. Especially Deepika.. She is "the" surprise element!!

idrrajdeep: Banal script & dull music undone the virtues of the breezy 1st half of Break Ke Baad.Imran-Deepika pairing is the only saving grace.Ok watch

gurmeet1010: Saw 'Break ke Baad' on sunday......... it was average.......

gsurya: Wife says. #breakkebaad is only good break ke pehle. Absolute rubbish break ke baad.

drwiz: #BKB is a typical romantic comedy with some new treatment, a fun watch overall, n 4 a change Deepika has acted. 2.5/5 #fb

drbruffin: About "Break ke Baad". A regular movie, just for young. Overall, average movie.

dashbisht: BKB isn't a fab movies but brings out the insecurity, maturity in a growing relationship

Biorahul: BREAK KE BAAD was just OKAY !!! Was expecting a bit too much. Still a good debut by Danish Aslam if I compare it to Aisha or IHLS.

aswathb: just saw break ke baad.....twas oook!!

alterdj86: Break Ke Baad OK Movie ..6.5 / 10 !! ...

AddictedBitchH: Break ke baad, a average movie. Dialogues were pretty good.

_neophile: Saw break ke baad earlier today. Avoid. 1/5.

_insomniac13_: Thoroughly frustrated with bkb!!! :[email protected]

_cap10_: Break ke Baad is for people who are Teenage at heart. Not worth Cinema,unless year BF paying ;) from my side */*****

_Amaan_: " Break Ke Baad" the mst horrible muvie i hav eva watched ... Imran Khan sucks man..!!.. ND I HATE BREAKUP'S

zauq: Went to see Break ke Baad and I left the cinema Break ke Baad. Honestly.

yasirshahid: Break Ke Baad total flop / Coming on your Dish tv and Tata sky in January !

yashrocks09: Break Ke Baad : Below average film, watch it only for Deepika Padukone.... http://bit.ly/hXCJ6n

v_e_e_n_a: The movie was sad (read boring) break ke baad n pehle :P

vivekstanley: break ke baad is a shit

Vivekkl: break ke baad suxxxxxx big tym...

vishu2max: Break ke baad is so bad that I had to go on a shopping spree with @nidhi551985 to get our moods back to normal.

virus84: Just watched Break Ke Baad ..... Kinda boring and dulll.....

vinaykuchhal: break ke baad... boring after the break... i dont know y does imran carries his whole body half along withd the leg as he walks...

vijuchaks: Ewwww....Break ke baad suxxxx....!!!

TRUTHFLdisaster: MOVIE REVIEWS- 'BREAK KE BAAD' s as boring as it comes.feel like breaking producer n directors bones.

TrivediKushal: "break ke baad" - kuch bhi kuch bhi bana dene ka? isse acha garib ko daan karna chaiye... f***** up...na dil na dimag...paise bigado rascals

tejaswitr: Orange ,break ke baad . . . Bakwas movie yaar i wasted my off. That too 2 Movies on same day oh god . . .

sweetandu: break ke baad is a movie with loose story line n avg songs . u can see this movie if you want 2 munch some popcorns n u r imran fan

sumitkedia: "break ke baad" needs a longggg break from theaters !

SudhishKamath: Break ke baad: Younger immature version of Love Aajkal. 4/10 P.S: And I liked Love aajkal.

ssambrani: Break ke baad review: audience started walking out of the theatre 'Break ke pehle'.

Srinath_Soman: wondering why Break Ke Baad wasn't named "#FacePalm moments Unltd"

Srinath_Soman: Dear world out there. Unlike others, I haven't survived "Break Ke Baad". That's the single most depressive thing to have struck me ever.

sriharsharocks: break ke baad is another urban love story abt relationships.who the hell directed it.sucking movie.deepika is gud though.

sri50: Break Ke Baad, is a bad and boring film ripped off so many other candy floss movies- 2/5

SnehaFarro: Break Ke Baad... Super Boring! (@ INOX Movies) http://4sq.com/cJk4mP

small_town_girl: The most AWFUL/Bakwas movie of 2010 - "Break Ke Baad".. 2 hrs of PURE TORTURE.

shilparathnam: I'd like to give 'Break Ke Baad' a break in the groin. Deepika's non-acting was grating, Imran did not even do his usual cute boy act well.

sharmamanya: had seen Break ke baad....Nonsense movie...

shariq111: Please do not watch break ke baad .dnt waste ur precious time as well as money .

Shah_GRV: Saw 'Goolmal 3' nd 'Break k Baad' @goolmal 3: ultimate muvi nd al charactr were awesum..gr8 Rohit Shetty @Break ke Baad: oooltimate Bakwas..

sekhar13: the most bakwaas movie of the year: Break ke baad

sayir07: Another flop muvie spnsrd by #Bollywood - #Break ke Baad...

saurabhrediff: Watched "Break ke baad" not much entertaining

sarunika: Break ke baad... Horrible mveee !!

sandrablok: Break Ke Baad Review: Not another Love Aaj Kal or Jab We Met: The same unoriginal story of love, loss and re-lov... http://bit.ly/gCvAYv

Salman_my_life: The Indian law now got big punishment than life imprisonment or 'phaasi', to make the criminal watch BREAK KE BAAD (he wil kill himself)

Salman_my_life: Guys, WARNING- save yourself from Torture & boredom, DONT watch BREAK KE BAAD..its a disaster..cn b countd with RGV'S AAG & RAAVAN

ronyd: Dimaag ka dahi = break ke baad.

ronitroy: After Break ke baad I really needed a food and dimaag ki break.. Chicken tikka roll (@ Maroosh w/ @greyindecision) http://4sq.com/9ZXKg1

robinhood7in: My take on "Break Ke Baad". celluloid chatter: Break Ke Baad - Dont take a break to watch this on... http://t.co/byVbuKm

Rnab88: Break Ke Pehle its forgettable but Break ke Baad the movie is just mind numbing! Jeez!

RjDhvanit: Break Ke Baad - Much better than Anjana Anjani and IHLS. Well written. Badly executed. Depicts the volatility of a... http://fb.me/MjqZdNBO

RishSpeaks: We #fail to undstand why did they bother to make Break Ke Baad..trash!

rishitrich82: Break Ke Baad...Break Your Head!!

rishiseth: Take a break from Break ke Baad - Seriousely crap movie with Irfan and Deepika repeating themselves

rheaverma: just saw break ke baad..deepika was torturous..all in all had all the ingredients to make it a supremely irritating movie..

reyazzeeshan: Break ke baad.Preety average movie.Geeting bored. Will hav to complete as d prsn with me does not agree.Only thing gud is Dhoop ke makan sa

Rekha21: Break ke Baad, worst movie, dont waste ur money guys n @deepikapadukone sucks, dont kno why @1mrankhan agreed to do this movie...

Rakesh_Jha: why do ppl make movie like break ke baad........

rajendravijay: Watched #BKB on saturday. Super irritating in parts. just irritating otherwise.

punya71: WATCHED "BREAK KE BAAD" D WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN AT D MOST EXPENSIVE PRICE :(

prixie07: BREAK KE BAAD is a complete waste of time...Dont go for that movie..it sucks BIG TIME

pradyutroy: Dear makers of Break Ke Baad. I want my bandwidth back. #ScrewYou

prachisrk: Break Ke Baad was very very bad! What a waste of time and money

popskittles: Break Ke Baad, again, tmw..even after hating it SO much :P Btw, watch Tangled. Its Fantastic!! :D

pankti7: Break Ke Baad is a dull routine predictable love story that fails to please.

nitinbagaria: Pls pls pls everybody retweet this for public policy- U must avoid Break ke baad at any cost

nithin1989: Break ke baad......the writers didnt know what to write after the break......2nd half spoils the movie....

nishant_kaushik: and the 2nd part of 'break ke baad' makes u wish krishnaben khakhrawala was a 36mm mainstream film.

newton_vishal: Boring love story. RT @InamSarah: Break ke baad.....3.40 ka show... So excited..jst like a small kid .... I love deepika.....

NehaDaruka: Break Ke Baad - Money waste..

nazimsalam: Break ke Baad. Wrong decision.. Crappy movie. Even Deepika's skimpy clothes cant save this one..

nautanki: For a movie that starts off so well, #BKB jumps off a hill after the interval.

nadirarahman: Break Ke Baad review: Fails to fill breaks http://zainad.blogspot.com/2010/11/break-ke-baad-review-fails-to-fill.html

mtthg: Saw Break ke Baad tonight in Westboro. Avoid at all costs-everything besides the music was a huge disappointment.

mr_druid: Best part of Break ke baad was the Break in the middle of the movie. Pathetic Pathetic!

motihariwala: Saw break ke baad today- fell below my expectations! I am fed up of these regular rom-coms, think sth different guys.Better luck next time.

mokkai_mak: While Hollywood biggies are making everything into 3D, our Bollywood biggies are still making dimensionless templates like Break ke Baad

moh_m: Saw red and break ke baad today-both fell below my expectations

Miasma_: "Don't watch break ke baad, it's a shit movie." "But I heard it was good!" "You're a dumbfuck, that's why."

mehek_kaur: Okay break ke baad second half made no sense

ManasiR: Break ke Baad is a prime example of just how bad a movie can be for your sanity.

manan_vora: If there is anything that's annoying abt Break Ke Baad other than Deepika Padukone its Kunal Kohli Productions title animation and music

lykado: Break Ke Baad #BKB = Love Aajkal . Just a twist of plot . Packed theatre - heard laughter twice only . What genre of movie is it ?Romantic?

luckyz18: Break ke baad was shit

linkin_hjkey: break ke baad is a fucking non sense movie

leisureRIDER: Break ke baad- a complete disappointment. only good news s its gotta happy ending.

Last_Clarion: Who financed that 'Break ke Baad', do they read script or know story or damn apron boys on black/white floor gone r truly 'blind' initiation

kunalbaj: Kunal kohli's bkb is gud movie if u sleep n watch.

kumarsdencity: Break ke baad...........nothing....break is bad , the should be title

kshgarg: Don't watch "Break ke baad". It sucks! The first half was barely bearable. The rest was a blur. #bollywood #moviereviews #cliche

khunal: I hate the grey feeling of being sad and not knowing the reason for the sadness. BKB somehow left me with the same feeling.

khunal: Break Ke Baad - Love the songs. Hate the movie. Actually, hate the sinking feeling one has to live through for 2.5Hrs.

kapiljain40: "bReaK Ke BaaD " is juSt TYm pAsSS /., fAil Ol ExPcTiONs FelLInG /., daMmm fOolLl /., mOViE .,

kanif1001: break ke baad its not good story it is flof movie

KaanjiPinji: BREAK KE BAAD: The makers should take a break too from giving us such lifeless movies made with a dualistic mindset.

JotinderS: Break ke baad bhi nahi....kabhi nahi!!

jazzerjello: The same unoriginal story of love, loss and re-love is baked again without any freshness. The script goes awry a... http://bit.ly/gWo9mx

iSrijit: Watched break ke baad ...boring movie

inhibitus: Went to the movie break ke baad,itz a 2star movie,

imvjk: #MOVIE "BREAK KE BAAD" is a poor replication of romance-laden movies that we have enjoyed over the years.

iam_ShYam: nothing can be much more horrible than nonsensical break ke baad

iamSouptikk: People shldnt try and go back into the theatres Break ke baad

happyaugust1992: break ke bad,,,was real bore

GhantaGuy: 'Break Ke Baad' just needed different actors, a different director and a real story. It was fine otherwise.

ggajanan: One Kohli shines while another Kohli failed to impress us with BKB

gauravkrai: ‎" After sooo long, left a movie in between...BREAK KE BAAD is that boring. All i can say is GET A BREAK from BREAK KE BAAD!!!

fashion_noble: #Breakkebaad was not so great break ke baad, if you know what I mean

faestro1689: break ke baad broke my heart!! it starts off well but loses its essence somewhere!

don145: Break ke Baad turned out to be a dud. :(

djitendira: break ke baad----> filmmaker only must take a break by not producin such movies..!!

djitendira: saw Break ke baad---> not upto d mark!! it's like every other love story ever told in bollywood..!!

DhirajMatta: Break Ke Baad....makes your time Barbaad

desis: #Shobade : Break ke Baad? Boredom, yaar!!: Enjoyed an arty Sunday after a long time. First halt was at the Jeha... http://bit.ly/e1EmE0

chkanji: "BREAK KE BAD">nothing to look for except "Deepika's sexy Leg's"...they were awsm;)

chandu_gilledu: just watched 'break ke baad',,,,i'm seriously sick now:(((

bollywoodx: Review: BREAK KE BAAD doesnt have much to offer entertainment. Bad story, silly execution. Bad film 2/5

bogeyno2: Rom com that starts well but quickly has us wishing for a break...Film Review: #Break Ke Baad : http://wp.me/pfgc2-je

BillyMcBoney: saw 2 movies in 2 days and disappointed with both of them... break ke baad and guzaarish...

bijopaulose: Saw 'Break ke baad'.'Break ke pahle' I thought 'break ke baad 'something will be there.'Break ke baad' I slept.

BeinggJatin: Break Ke Baad is one of the worst movies I hv ever seen... It Sucks☹

badgovil: sory deepika.... But BKb is the worst mvie u did til now..... I m sorry bt its true,...

atikant: Saw break ke baad Dnt go for it

ashutosh88888: bkb. . . gone horribly wrong. . . . .

ashishpadaruth: Break ke baad is a poorly made movie with a poor story line, completely shot in Mauritius. Only the locations r breathtaking (:

arvindanuj_s: Break ke bad is boring moove.

Arushha: It should have been break ke bad

ariaohri: Saw Break ke Baad..Hated the story & dialogue delivery. Only loved the way Deepika looks...One more flop to deepika's kitty...

apurvnagpal: Break Ke Baad : Deepika's stunning looks the only saving grace http://apurvbollywood.blogspot.com/2010/11/break-ke-baad.html

AnkiTwt: Break ke baad -- a slow pointless flick with some FRIENDS characters and situations blatantly copied #wasteofmoney

anjali_boski: Sunday mornin , jus managed to clock 2 hrs of sleep last nite so it doesn't feel like a sunday n yeah break ke baad screwd the mood further

amziaulhaq: Break ke baad - 2/5. Please avoid.

amulya_sharma: 'Break ke baad' Disaster

amit_das: saw "Break ke baad" over weekend. 2 hours supremely wasted. I could have vegetated at home and still made positive returns #Blunders

amitpatni: Saw break ke baad--movie, very bore, bad script and direction

amitabh196741: Wt a sick movie....BKB.

amdi_tadpole: I knw not gud only best part is d party idea #breakup RT "@sharmamanya: had seen Break ke baad....Nonsense movie..."

AkkuB: Break ke Baad = Dabba. Spare yourself the torture.

a2zanup: Saw a pathetic movie ... Break ke baad.....I really need a break man !!! .... btw, India won against new zealand in the first one day..!! :)

13 readers - 5 yays 3 so-so 5 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by Lyricswale.com

Yay! Thumbs Up, by minesh1963 : Advice: It’s not even a date flick, it’s just not going anywhere folks!

Yay! Thumbs Up, by mudassar : it is a very fantastic movie which showers light on the love story of almost all sincere lovers

Yay! Thumbs Up, by shivavarun : good movie

Yay! Thumbs Up, by telugu lyrics : good

So-So, by Enjoylyrics.com : .,

So-So, by Joydeep : The film is just a time pass and an average film.I would NOT say "must watch".Watch it if you have n

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Nay! Thumbs Down, by Raman Aurora

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Rick : do not watch

Nay! Thumbs Down, by Roy Daniel DSilva

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

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.

Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: None.
  • Language: A few curses and one crass character who talks either in sexual innuendoes or is directly sexual. Let's say that is about 10-15 lines in the film
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Casual shorts and skirts. And a couple of scenes implying there was "sleeping around"
  • Concept: That of finding oneself and setting priorities
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and peppy

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A super boring, obnoxiously self appreciating, pits of a decrepit script that tells about people who drive Beetles and use Zen mobiles, of guys who kick their dad’s burgeoning cinema hall business to start a roadside kiosk in racially tense Australia, and of course, of a woman whose dumb, selfish behavior is such an exaggeration that you would just want to give her a kick in the shins to sort her out. But wait, we are the well heeled people no? We cannot have problems!

Poor Imran Khan, he is only getting same type of movies again and again..his chocolaty face does the trick always.I do not know..it is good or bad.
The film is just a time pass and an average film.I would NOT say "must watch".Watch it if you have nothing better to do.

A movie made with a queer perspective.

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