Break Ke Baad: An entertaining romantic flick
Cast: Deepika Padukone, Imran Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Navin Nischol, Shahana Goswami and Lilette Dubey
Director: Danish Aslam
Producer: Kunal Kohli
Music Director: Vishal-Shekhar
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Imran and Deepika make a striking couple and have a well-versed chemistry that the audience is sure to like. While the first half of the movie is refreshing and provides a ground-breaking start, the second half of ‘Break Ke Baad’ is just the opposite.
This debutant venture of Danish Aslam depicts two genres of the modern youth through Abhay Gulati and Aaliya Khan, played by our lead pair. While the guy is sincere, committed and pretty dull, the girl is strong-headed, tomboyish and insensitive.
BKB is the story of Abhay and Aaliya, two childhood friends, who turn into lovers in their teens, part ways and then patch up again. While both have completely opposite characteristics, the only commonality is their obsession for Bollywood movies.
Their first kiss, a much-talked about affair during the promotions of ‘Break Ke Baad’, is also very filmy and comes while both are watching ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ for the third time.
Moving on to the story that is set in Delhi, while Aaliya wants to become an actress, Abhay is not sure about his calling in life. Aaliya is an ‘I don’t pay a damn’ type of girl, who lies to Abhay as per her convenience.
She perfectly describes both the characters in a scene where she is drunk, by saying that while she is a soaring kite, he is her strong ‘manjha’.
Aaliya decides to go to Australia to do a mass communication course and Abhay is left behind sulking. Their long-distance relationship is a failure and so, they decide to give each other a break.
As the movies progresses, the lady gets her dream career and the guy launches a chain of restaurants. The proposal scene in the second half is thrilling and brings a smile on your face.
Imran Khan is great as a committed and loyal guy and Deepika does justice to her character. Lilette Dubey sprinkles some comedy and her character is a lively one that peps up the mood of the movie. Sharmila is also good.
The music of the film is brilliant and the only thing missing is some more originality.
Overall, it is a regular Bollywood movie, a must-watch for the younger generation and all those who want to catch up with a peppy love-story.