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Jodi Breakers is another cold rom-com for this 'month of love'. There are a few moments where you begin to hope for chemistry between the lead pair only to see it fizzle away into a ridiculous story.Read more
The business of breaking people up. Sounds so similar to the French film, Heartbreaker. And yet, the name and the love-in-the-air notion that February brings, give away what the film is going to be about. Not to mention the romance between the two Jodi breakers of the film.
A stylized Madhavan might be fresh to look at but might cumbersome soon enough because we have seen ALL the lead stars do that. Bipasha Basu looks as ravishing as ever, but that's the problem too, right? It doesn't look like she's going to do anything different or new over here.
However, barring the one homophobic joke seen in this trailer, it does leave enough curiosity as far as the humor of the film is concerned. The trailer doesn't give away punch lines, which is why it creates interest as far as the fun in the film goes. Other than that, I guess we can look forward to the performance by Madhavan.
Fun and Madhavan. Not too bad to look forward to. And Bipasha for the men. We aren't supposed to look any deeper.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Jodi Breakers has the right mix of ups & downs, moments - insecure & 'aawww', comedy, that define a relationship. Unfortunately, it spends all its energy in just getting from one to the next which makes the whole story look functional rather than involved and connected.
Similarly, the actors too look like they are keeping a one-arm distance from their characters. Except for one moment, R Madhavan looked like he was trying to justify the decision to cast him, and he looked extremely uncomfortable opposite Bipasha Basu. And this is despite the fact that he looked comfortable with his non-hero-like body and the story used it well too.
One could call it a restrained performance, but Bipasha Basu, didn't look like she wanted to go too out of her way to emote. And yes, I'm one of those who believe that she can. As a natural outcome then, the 'chemistry' they were forcing themselves to invoke looked mighty unnatural.
Not that there is anything very natural about the basic plot line - Sid (R Madhavan) makes a business out of separating couples who aren't getting along too well with each other. And separate them he will - by hook or crook. Therefore, having a manipulative mind is inevitable and he takes a liking to Sonali (Bipasha Basu) because she is even better at coming up with manipulative ideas to kill a relationship.
When I first saw the trailer of Jodi Breakers, I assumed at least some portion of the film would be spent on how creatively the twosome break marriages apart. But, nothing of the sort, the one or two cases that are shown in a tiny bit of detail are outrageous. In fact, they aren't too creative about the type of reasons that couples want to break up either. It's either cheating or the mother-in-law. That's it.
The second half of the film isn't even about the breaking-up bit. It almost is a second film with another story at its center, except that we are carrying minimal baggage from the first half. In 30+ years of watching films, I've never been able to understand how easily people fall in and out of love and how willingly some characters forgive others who have wronged them in the most unimaginable way possible. Jodi Breakers is another film that can be added to that list of question marks. But, I guess, it is expected that a good cine-goer will forgive them. Oh, just like those characters! Aah...
Yet, there were some moments in the second half that looked like they'd evoke some emotion out of me. But, they remained half-hearted, half-baked. And it's sad that a romantic film cannot stir you. Same goes for the comedy parts as well. Except for a couple of well-timed one-liners by Omi Vaidya and R Madhavan, the film barely kept me from smiling. I guess I should be thankful that I didn't have to cringe too much.
On that note, let's bid adieu to another rom-com that misses the mark by a mile.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, Best Of Bollywood : ...Jodi Breakers is not really a bad film but it is not a fascinating watch either. It is a feel-good film to kill time, if you have two hours to spare, that is.... full review
So-So, Free Press Journal : ...Drawing humour from real- life situations seems to be an onerous task for our filmmakers so they resort to such fantasia, which eventually grates on your nerves.... full review
So-So, Movie Talkies : ...The twist in the tale is that while Jodi Breakers is definitely an original attempt, with a storyline that's 'hatke' and performances that charm, the film doesn't quite become what it could have been.... full review
So-So, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...While their chemistry is palpable and their acting personas complement each other, there’s something off about this pair. For one, the fit and over-groomed Bipasha looks way out of Madhavan’s league (overweight and unkempt in this film). ... full review
Thumbs down, by Mansi, Everything Movies : ...Was the director in a rush to complete the film? Was he comfortable seeing these two actors in the same frame? Did they really hire a writer for this story?... full review
Thumbs down, by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions : ...As for chemistry, it's the other couple, Milind Soman and Dipannita Sharma who have it in oodles (even though Soman hasn't learnt to act yet), while the lead pair bumble about ineffectually.... full review
Thumbs down, by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live : ...Packed with every standard romantic-movie cliché, 'Jodi Breakers' is a strain on your nerves, and it doesn't help that most of the cast is as dull as dishwater. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...'Jodi Breakers' may have started with an idea suited to light-weight rom coms, but despite a few flourishes, it stays firmly bird-brained.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...Whatever happened to the twinkly eyed, charming Maddy, I don't know. Instead, what we get is an overweight, badly dressed with a strange fuzz on his chin-man, whom I refuse to recognise. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror : ...Perhaps the only character who stays true and consistent is Maggie. And Sharma does her job with conviction. One wishes that the others too had been written equally well.... full review
Thumbs down, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...The songs are needlessly placed in the film testing the patience of the audience further. Much to add to the annoyance, none of the sons except Kunwara are even pleasing enough. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST : ...While the two individually do a decent job, together show absolutely no chemistry whatsoever. The entire romantic angle between the two appears very forced and shallow. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu : ...While in the French film, the detailing of the hard-to-believe profession was spot on, here even hardcore believers in Bollywood will find it blasphemous.... full review
Thumbs down, by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall : ...Every possible date-movie cliche is exercised with alarmingly enthusiastic hope, and Bipasha Basu is relegated back to the corner of the mannequin store.... full review
YuvrajGang: Must watch Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya Realy Lovely movie Bole to Rapchik ;) \m/ | Jodi Breaker Is also Good Movie Movie
Vjuneesh: Jodi Breaker : A light movie. Predictable scenes n story. Have some really funny moments. Madhvan really good in serious moments. Gd music
TumharaHero: Jodi Breakers vs. Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. 2 Movies. One Weekend. Got Money + Got Time= Watch Both!!! @geneliad @DhoopAshwini @OmiOneKenobe
SorabhBajaj: Jodi breakers deserves one watch
SarahMonicaxo: Jodi Breakers is actually a funny film :D love @bipsluvurself ahh <3
RRArvindNawin: Hey guys just returned home after watchin d movie 'JODI BREAKERS' It is really a fun filled n entertaining movie...Luved Omi Vaidya's comedy
punit0708: Today I enjoyed a lot with my frnds.... We laugh a lot......jodi breaker is good movie..
nadarkaran: watched jodi breakers .....its a must watch film !gr8 work by madhavan !
meeavinash: jodi breaker ......one tym watch ,fun movie!!!!!!!
mahak103: Jodi breakers too good moviee :-) should see
kamaljeetss: Great day....watched jodi breakers ultimate movie..☺
frenkiguy: yeah lyked the movie JODI BREAKERS... juzz watched!! frnzz try it
drrakesh09: JODI BREAKER ROCKZ!!!! BIPASHA WAS AMAZING IN THE CHARACTER
DravBipashaFan: JODI BREAKERS RT @ZoomTV: Which movie takes it away :P ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ or ‘Jodi Breakers’? #MyReview #zoOmTV
ChitraChaudhuri: A cool movie to watch "Jodi Breakers" entertainment, romance and fun. #Bipasha
atulagarwal93: Jodi breakers **** @bipsluvurself n maddy......u both rock....:-):-):-D:-D:-D
Tushar_K10: Sunday irony: Back from watchin #Jodi Breakers nd hours remainin b4 I leave for a wedding, neways 1 time watch movie, Maddy n Bips nice pair
pradx: Jodi Breakers is a nice movie. 3/5 stars. Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya has something missing. 2/5 stars.
Nikhil_Rams: Jodi Breakers though cliched in parts is a decent one time watch with good music, fab locales and good performances by Maddy, Bips and Omi
NellyMirchi: Jodi Breakers is good. Mostly predictable.
NanduButy: #Jodi breakers...not bad. Better than Ek Mai Ek Tu
muksu4u: Watched Jodi Breaker! Its worth 1 time watch..
mehrapratibha: Jodi Breakers is an avg film but wat score here is Biapasa Basu......she luks stunning in de movie...Watch movie only for her...
LopamudraaDaas: 'Jodi Breakers' ..good time pass but very slow ..:(
LoKarloFart: watched Jodi Breakers Today suggestion to others "Please watch it on cable ;-> #MovieReview
Kamineycation: Jodi Breakers is just an average flick. Quite different story but the lead jodi's were not so hot jodi.Could have been better starcast.
bobspop: jodi breakers is a good rom-com venture with some incredible performances.yet the magic or the x factor was missing
ashishkumar86d: Watched Jodi Breakers. Started well..Very Stylish..2/3 rd part is boring.ended good.overall a timepass movie.Omi vaidya's speech is grt.
AbindusGUY: OK, 3 stars 4 'Jodi Breakers' and 3.5 4 'Moneyball'... #Chuteja
Aadii_: Jodi Breaker, Not a bad experience all & all, Recommendation for the weekend
xatitude: watched two movies back to back... "tere naal luv ho gya" & "jodi breakers".. tere naal is sweet... jodi breakers boring...
VrindaKanani: Jodi Breakers: Crappiest shit everrr! :& 3-|
ur_gift_ideas: Jodi Breakers: No laughs or romance in sexist fantasy: Oddly, about halfway through, the film suddenly metamorphoses from bachelor fl...
TheDabas: 'Jodi Breakers', straight from Dr.Jackal's lab. Cruel torture.
teraKaminaDost: Bipasha Basu !! Body of Poonam Pandey, face of Rakhi Sawant !!!! Paiso ki barbaadi hai Jodi Breakers !!
TaranUnadarsh: Jodi Breaker mat dekhiyo!! Gaand fatt jayegi!! Bips looks super slut!!
sumitsaurabh: when jodi breakers end,it was like moment of victory for all of us.'finally the movie ends!!!'
SuchitaVaidya: Sat thru 'Jodi Breakers'.. And survived. Sunday well spent. Or not :-/
srirampatil: So Jodi Breakers turned out to be Jodi Makers at the end... Losers!
sramugade: Jodi breakers sucks !!! Pleaseach torched I am.
Soni001Soni: mujhe ye movie bahut buri & boring lagi hai, or ir movie ka director to mujhe "jodi-breaker" nahi balki" boring movie maker" laga
simopedia: Jodi Breakers pathetic movie
shalinikochhar: Madhavan needs to lose some serious weight!Jodi Breakers awful movie, what were they thinking! Waste of a Sunday evening!
ShakeKar: yawn yawn yawn.. zzzzzz RT @ZoomTV Hey guys, what's your review of ‘Jodi Breakers’? #MyReview #zoOmTV
sarthisanu: jodi breakers - 1st half is good , 2nd half borrrrrrring
SantaSachin: Bakwas yuck .. Beer pee le un paison ki RT @crazy_jugni: Jodi breakers Reviews neone ??
sanjib6095: " Jodi breaker" such a boring movie...
sandipchan2010: "Jodi Breaker" Worst movie of the year but good message for youngsters.
ronitroy: Jodi breakers is not cool.
rohit8712: Jodi breakers movie sucks..bipasha looks so aunty !!!
rinav26: Jodi Breakers ... Bakwas ...
rathod_hiren: Jodi Breakers... YAAAWWWNNN!!!
priyanshu2925: just wathed jodi breakers .its horrible
pritishboney: "Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya" and "Jodi Breakers" both are worst movies of this week... don't waste your money....
Pkkesharwani: “As a punishment, Team India players should be locked inside a theatre for a day playing back to back shows of 'Jodi breakers'.”
pallav7889: Watched jodi breakers yesterday.. And i've only one word to describe it-> epic DISASTER. #degradingcinema
nandusabkabandu: Making movies like jodi breakers#ThingsPeopleHaveToStopDoing
MuhammedIshaque: jodi breaker is worstest movie ever. I swear
MrSanjay100: Jodi Breakers really disappoints..go to watch the film only if you are a fan of either Madhavan or Bips.
Mavaliii: Dont watch jodi breakers #issuedinpublicintrest
mallika2010: Tere naal love hogaya was better than Jodi breakers!!must admit!!
Kumarpkumarmoca: Today I watch movie, Jodi Breaker, maza nhi aaya, Tere Nal Love Ho Gaya zayada achchi h....
k_disha: Jodi breakers happened tonight with dad & OMG it was a HEAD breaker, i thought i'll die with a stroke!
Je_Baat: Is suffering from IQ damage after sitting through jodi breakers. Let this be a lesson to avoid such movies no matter how jobless you are.
jazzrajpurohit: Picture script se bunti hai boss , Star se nahi ! See Jodi breakers , Players & Tere naal love ho gaya to confirm !
JayshreeSundar: Ashamed to admit I suffered from a bad lapse of judgment. Saw a godawful film Jodi breakers. No one sd watch it even free on TV.
jaypatel9700: Jodi Breakers ....what a bore..*yawn*
jatin1980: #Jodi breaker flop of the year
induslilworld: Jodi breakers is a nice watch till the interval . It's all downhill from there .
InCircular: Just saw Jodi Breakers! Isn't it amazing how u ll end up doing just abt anything wen u r bored!
ImTwinkleRaina: Jodi Breakers is bekaar!!!!!!!!!!!
iamsmack: aftr yestrdays debacle, wit jodi breakers i m again wastng my money for tere naal love ho gaya. #moral i hvnt learnt nethng.
Ha_shit: Jodi Breakers or Dimaag Breakers. You decide?
girijanair: #Rockstar lovely watch after the trauma of Jodi Breakers..i still m amazed at the risks I take wid my weekends..
gaurinandan: Today I truly understood the meaning of Opposites. Watched Jodi Breakers & The Artist on the same day.
gaurav16485: Never ever see a movie without taking its review..⁰Bitter lesson learnt from "jodi breakers"
Funny_Leone: None. The theaters r takin the movie away.. “@ZoomTV: Which movie takes it away :P ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ or ‘Jodi Breakers’? #MyReview"
FarihaOsmani: Last night was the first in my entire life when I walked out of a movie in the cinema! Jodi Breakers was disappointing!
EkCupCoffee: Finished With Jodi Breakers. Everything Is Pathetic. Even Bipasha Basu's Legs. Kindly Don't Watch. (1/5 Stars)
dpk_ag: Jodi breakers #FAIL.
devilsShawty: Jodi Breakers = Shitty Movie !! 2.5 hrs of torture
crusoe0077: jodi breaker is worstest movie ever. I swear
CA_JATIN: jodi breakers seen . Not satisfied, atleast not family movie
ayush_1901: Jodi Breakers shoots to one of the worst 5 movies I ever paid to watch. Absolute tragedy :(
AyeNuMe: #Review "@pradoshkj: @Kamineycation @AyeNuMe Jodi breakers has made me to take umpteen number of breaks to have fresh air . #flopshow"
Arpit_rathi: Victim of another DUMB #BOLLYWOOD movie , this time JODI BREAKERS !
AparnaHajirnis: Jodi breakers is basically a reunion of former gladrags models!
AnuragRekhde: Jodi Breaker one line review " HO HUM"
Anisha_B_Nair: Jodi Breakers: first half ok.. second half i missed a little since i dozzzed off... worst is bipasha giving a lecture on kissing.. :P
Angelic_Ann_: Jodi Breakers #TimeWaste
alan_hosur: "Jodi Breakers" - Neither the cast nor the director was sure of whatz running on screen #fb
AjeetabhChauhan: My review for jodi breaker : #KuchhBhi
actor_vcr: #jodi breakers not upto d mark bad choice by maddy :( 2 weak screenplay.omi was osm ;)
0zair: Article 19 of Indian constitution guarantees Freedom of Speech n Expression.Ds it gv da ppl da right 2mk shitty movies lyk JODI BREAKERS?
This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.
Sid (R Madhavan) is a divorcee who specializes in getting people a divorce. No, not a lawyer, but a manipulator of relationships or a relationship spy of sorts.