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Y! Meta Review: Jodi Breakers

Madhavan and Bipasha in 'Jodi Breakers''Jodi Breakers' could have been a fun film but the execution is bad. Ashwini Chaudhary gets the various elements in place but the bungled treatment makes the film a tedious watch.

Avijit Ghosh in his review points out:

At first glance, Jodi Breakers has a lot going for it: an unusual and interesting lead pair, fabulous outdoor location (Greece, in this case) and foot-stomping music. But the movie is let down by a script that lacks fizz and connect. Director Ashwini Chaudhary's venture begins as a comedy but gradually morphs into romance and loses momentum in the second half. Not even Helen can perk things up. Romance as remorse doesn't work here.

For a romantic comedy, most of the humour in the film is pretty inane. There is Omi Vaidya's Kamdev scene, which works to a certain extent but his accent is not as amusing as before. Like Piyali Dasgupta writes in her review, it's the supporting characters that provide some relief:

Some form of reprieve to see Milind Soman and Dipanita Sharma on screen. Milind Soman looks good (despite that mysterious Tintin-type tuft he sports in this film). So does Dipanita Sharma and they both do the best possible under excruciating circumstances (read juvenile dialogues, lame scenes and hackneyed situations).

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Madhavan seems to be sleepwalking through the film and like Kaveree Bamzai rightly points out, why wouldn't a good actor care a little about his weight or at least wear clothes that can camouflage the extra kilos? Bamzai also says "there's too much philosophizing about romance":

Which is a pity. Bipasha has never looked so radiant and her acting has never been as spontaneous. The break-up seems to suit her. Madhavan is one of our most talented actors. Omi Vaidya really has to find a new gag for himself. Avoid. Watch the Oscar nominees instead. I recommend The Artist. Uggie, the dog, will break your heart. In the best possible way.

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