Jodi Breakers Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:39:25.8530000 IST


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Wedding season never ends in Bollywood, and sometime it turns into interesting sessions of 'making or breaking' of relationship(s). One such assembly of happenings comes alive in JODI BREAKERS. After the super-surprise success of musically enriched TANU WEDS MANU, actor R.Madhavan gets a new lease of life as a solo-hero in B-town, and returns with this frothy comic-caper. Salim-Suleiman, a tuneful Jodi associated with recent pack of multiplex friendly romantic musicals (BAND BAAJA BAARAAT, LOVE BREAKUPS ZINDAGI and LADIES V/S RICKY BAHL), lead the musical bandwagon along with the support of reliable lyricists Irshad Kamil and Shabbir Ahmed. Expectations...yes, indeed soaring high this time as now the music has been catching fast on all media circuits, all thanks to generous promotions, bankable face-value and laudable production design. Can we expect a chartbusting treat from the reliable ''jodi'' of Salim-Suleiman? Will they make it this time? Let's get started by plugging on 'play' button...

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Auspicious martial bliss musical thrives, comprising mainly of tuneful ''shehnai'' works, delivering out spells of dancing 'masti' on floors, sets off a trendy musical pedestal for the album and flick in the introductory track ''Kunwara''. Fresh from the success of BAND BAAJA BAARAT, composer duo Salim-Suleiman try to rejuvenate the 'shaadi' festive season with trendy DJ stylized madness with a strong traditional orchestral base. As per the decorum and loud rhythmical feel, it reminds of tracks like ''Om Mangalam'' (KAMBAKHT ISHQ), exuding out the escapades of a joyous 'bachelorhood'. Salim Merchant's smooth toned voice sings out this 'anthem of bachelorhood' with zest and flair and makes this an entertaining fair. Well suited for the DJ stylized marriage parties, it comes out as a worthy outing for urbane listeners too; a well groomed 'club-remix'' in the credits would have been surely added fuel to the fire. Amusing!!!

Femme Fatale magic grips! Sultry vocal oomph, captivating lyrics and funky rhythmical patterns with the catch-word ''Bipasha'', flaring out like wildfire on floors, comes like another probable hit ''item-number'' in pulsating sounding ''Bipasha''.

Shraddha Pandit's sensuously crooned voice is the lovable delight that enamors from the first beat and takes the show to the desired dizzy heights. It starts off with a strong folksy South-Korean rhythmical feel (somewhat like ''Zara Zara Touch Me'' (RACE)) but later comes more like a fusion of Arabic cum westernized pop-rock funk. Conceived to lure passionate Bipasha Basu fans worldwide, it promotes and glamorizes this diva (just like ''Bebo'' (KAMBAKKHT ISHQ did for Kareena) with bagful of catchy one-liners, with added ''qawwali'' back-up vocal support of Shadab Faridi. Like Neha Bhasin likable vociferous flows in ''Dhunki'' (MERE BROTHER KI DULHAN), Shraddha Pandit's rockstar performance is the brightest highlight and should be one big factor in making this as a probable chartbuster hit. Extra madness, ''masti'' and fun is enthralled in its ''remix'' version, a highly exhilarated DJ work that is likely to be hitting high and loud in discotheques. Shraddha's immensely svelte is well-echoed in prolific sound engineering moves and connects explosively with fast-paced tempo and funky beats. Go for it!!!



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In a recent interview, Chaudhary has stated that Madhavan has given five expressions in every scene. If only there was one proper expression!

The film labors through the first half with no script, bad acting and an annoying Omi Vaidya. Someone should tell him that speaking in the same accent like he did in 3 IDIOTS is not going to take him anywhere. It may have worked then because he was new. But this act of his is now beginning to get on the nerves, and unless he cleans up his act, he will soon find himself out of work. Grow up Omi.

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The first half ends with an interesting twist. So you hope for a better post-interval performance. That does not happen. One scene where Madhavan has to just tell Milind Soman that he (Madhavan) is responsible for his plight is not forthcoming. It happens in the last reel. Forty minutes to get this one scene through!

JODI BREAKERS is a test of the nerves.

Rating - 1/5



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Ashwini Chaudhary's last film GOOD BOY BAD BOY was in 2007. It was a disaster. Five years later, he emerges with JODI BREAKERS. There's no difference between the two films. Only shift is that the hero himself is trying to be a good boy and a bad one!

Madhavan is just divorced. His marriage has lasted two months. What he is angry about is not that his wife has left him but that she has gone away with his Rs-30 lakh Audi and an expensive watch. He also has to pay her alimony, which is hurting him. He decides on a novel way to earn quick money. He specializes in a very niche field - that of being a divorce expert. No, he is not a lawyer; he just helps the disgruntled party to a quick end to their marriage. This he does, either by creating more confusion in their lives with the help of his client (either the husband or the wife), or by getting them caught red-handed in immoral acts.

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So where does Bipasha Basu fit in her? She does not fit in. Chaudhary pushes her into the script with such force that her character neither has meat nor meaning. That shows in her expression throughout. Only reference to her being a divorce expert is that she helped her parents break up 10 years ago. Which technically makes her a senior and they (she and Madhavan) quickly agree to be partners in the flimsiest of scenes you will ever witness with two seasoned actors.

That's how interesting a plot JODI BREAKERS is. The acting is shallow. It's almost as though the actors are told to perform at gunpoint. There's no expression nor is there any energy. Madhavan and Bipasha both, execute their 'on screen' duties like any professional who hates his work, but has to register his attendance in office.




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In a recent interview, Chaudhary has stated that Madhavan has given five expressions in every scene. If only there was one proper expression!

The film labors through the first half with no script, bad acting and an annoying Omi Vaidya. Someone should tell him that speaking in the same accent like he did in 3 IDIOTS is not going to take him anywhere. It may have worked then because he was new. But this act of his is now beginning to get on the nerves, and unless he cleans up his act, he will soon find himself out of work. Grow up Omi.

CHECK OUT: JODI BREAKERS aims for a healthy weekend

The first half ends with an interesting twist. So you hope for a better post-interval performance. That does not happen. One scene where Madhavan has to just tell Milind Soman that he (Madhavan) is responsible for his plight is not forthcoming. It happens in the last reel. Forty minutes to get this one scene through!

JODI BREAKERS is a test of the nerves.

Rating - 1/5


Rating 1/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: R Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya, Dipannita Sharma, Mrinalini Sharma, Milind Soman, Helen, R. Madhavan, Mrinalini Sharma and Helen
  • Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Shabbir Ahmed, Irshad Kamil and Shabbir Ahmed
  • Director: Ashwini Chaudhary
  • Music Director: Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Salim - Sulaiman