A jodi that lost its way

Jodi Breakers’ is a romantic comedy that revolves around the journey of divorce experts Sid (Madhavan) and Sonali (Bipasha Basu). They believe in freeing people from relationships that are fou

Published: 27th February 2012 07:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:04 PM   |  A+A-

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Jodi Breakers’ is a romantic comedy that revolves around the journey of divorce experts Sid (Madhavan) and Sonali (Bipasha Basu). They believe in freeing people from relationships that are founded on anything but love.

Sid does not believe in marriage after he went through a divorce and a traumatic relationship. His divorce leads him to this money-minting career of a divorce expert. Sonali, on the other hand, believes marriage is the ultimate destination of love and through the movie refers to how she is waiting for a fairy tale ending to her love story.

Both Sid and Sonali had a bad experience with divorce in the past and that helps them  connect with each other. They soon become professional jodi breakers and they give divorce lawyers a run for their money.  In their quest to giving solutions to unhappy couples,  Sid ends up separating a couple genuinely in love -- for his own gain and to get his car back. He ends up hurting Sonali, who by then is deeply in love with Sid. Post interval, the story takes a U-turn from a good predictible story to a melodramatic plot straight from a daily soap where the hero-turned-bad-boy realises his mistake and wants to mend his ways by getting the once-in-love now-estranged couple to realise their love for each other.

Although, the movie stars Omi Vaidya (Nano) as a womaniser, he looks out of place, and his potential could not be explored to the fullest by director Ashwini Chaudhary. The scene of Kaam Dev Baba is almost a replica of the ‘balatkar’ scene from 3 Idiots. The fake baba’s written speech gets mixed up with a bar menu. Although it could not create the hilarity, it did manage to tickle some funny bones.

The interesting twists and turns in the first half keep viewers enthralled. What acts as spoilsport is the factor of predictability, especially in the latter half as the director tends to lose the plot and drag the movie endlessly. Even the music by Salim-Sulaiman is average except for a peppy number ‘Kuwara’ where the protagonist jumps into a pool with bikini-clad women and finds himself fully clothed!.

The movie is neither a sex comedy nor a love story. The pace of the movie falls short drastically after the interval with poor editing skills. With a good script in hand, the director could have done a better job. The second half of the movie drags to eternity, thus losing momentum and keeping the audience wonder if the movie would ever end. You can watch it once, thanks to some good one liners, decent performance by the lead pair and beautifully captured locales of Greece.

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