Deepika Padukone plays Aaliya with a confidence you haven’t seen in her performances before, and creates a solid, believable character that’s somewhat misguided but endearing nonetheless. Break Ke Baad is essentially Aaliya’s story, with Abhay playing a supporting part in it, and the film works best when she’s at the forefront. Director Danish Aslam makes a respectable debut with a reasonably engaging film that is watchable largely for the performance of its leading lady – Deepika Padukone.
The film progressively question human expectations and complications we call love, yet sweetly retreat at once to soul mates that last forever. The equilibrium is smartly restored. Intellectualising further bears few fruits.
While it is certainly not bad, there is nothing path-breaking about Break Ke Baad either. It’s time our filmmakers break free from the clutter of such conventional romantic comedies. It’s time to move on from such breakup boredom.
Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone have given sparkling performances in this internet era love story. Their falling in love, then taking a break and again falling in love and the question of ‘space’, may sound familiar to Gen X. However; the screenplay of convenience and average music might prove its undoing at the box office. The film has more chances at the multiplexes of big metros than in the interiors of the country. An average flick.