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Critics give thumbs down to Break Ke Baad

Break Ke Baad has been panned for the lack of interesting screenplay and smouldering chemistry between the lead couple - Deepika and Imran by almost all movie critics. Read on to know the pluses and minuses of the film.
By HT Correspondent | None, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2010 08:00 PM IST

Break Ke Baad has been panned for the lack of interesting screenplay and smouldering chemistry between the lead couple - Deepika and Imran by almost all movie critics. Read on to know the pluses and minuses of the film.

The film's script is being touted as the weakest link of the movie. Movie critic Taran Adarsh (Bollywood Hungama) feels, "Break Ke Baad goes wrong, sorry horribly wrong in its writing. The screenplay is full of glitches, the writing is juvenile, the situations are amateurish and I actually wondered how a shoddy screenplay like the one in Break Ke Baad was green-lit and approved in the first place."

Many critics also felt that the film loses its grip 'interval ke baad'. Writes critic Sukanya Verma (Rediff), "Post-interval, the promise of delving into the complications of long-distance romance begin to dwindle as Break Ke Baad runs out of
ideas, spark, focus and momentum, procrastinating endlessly, before racking up yet another addition in the list of far-fetched 'n' filmi fairytale endings."

Critics have mixed views about Deepika's performance in the film. While some think, it was a "spunky" performance, others touted it "superficial".

Taran Adarsh writes, "As far as Deepika is concerned, I like the spontaneity that she brings to the character. After Love Aaj Kal, this is another film that will make people sit up and notice her talent."

Writes, Sonia Chopra, "Deepika Padukone is spunky enough and has come to be identified with roles that defy the archetypal heroine mould."

Some, however, felt that Deepika could have done a better job.

Says Sukanya Verma, "Apart from her supermodel long legs and smouldering sex appeal, which she flashes endlessly, Deepika's strained dialogue delivery and tough girl aggression is rather affected and superficial."

Writes Anupama Chopra (NDTV.com), "The feisty and stubborn Aaliya doesn’t match the inspired madness of Geet in Jab We Met but she has vitality. And Deepika, whose beautiful but inexpressive face usually seems disconnected from any emotion, actually makes her come alive. This is her best performance to date."

Imran-Deepika's chemistry also faced flak.

Writes Sukanya Verma, "Fleeting kiss notwithstanding, his pairing with Deepika fails to generate that all-important chemistry, she's more of a bullying big sister in face of his Dennis-no menace adorability."

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