The PlotBreak Ke Baad, one of the highly hyped movies of the year did not actually come up with anything new for the audiences. The plot developed as Aaliya or Deepika Padukone and Gulati, the character name of Imran Khan’s life moved. The couple who were childhood friends initially shared a nice bonding till Deepika Padukone left for Australia to pursue her dream career of becoming a successful actress. Though Deepika Padukone moved away, the love story continued as her caring beau followed her all the way to Australia.
Though the plot does not have any striking difference from the other tales of romance in the recent Bollywood movies, the scripting of the plot deserve praises. Imran Khan has spectacularly acted in the role of an understanding and non-demanding man who is ever careful about his ladylove. Deepika Padukone also reflected remarkable spontaneous performance in the role of an illogical, and to some extent fickle minded girl Aaliya.
Critical AcclaimBreak Ke Baad is the debut movie of director Danish Aslam, which mainly focuses on the demand of space in the relationship of young couples, did not gain much appreciation from the critics. Break Ke Baad which started with a bright note failed to retain the energy mid way through the movie. As Times of India puts it, the middle has been extremely “sluggish”. Rajiv Masand of CNN IBN is also of the view that the plot was a little dull after the intermission. Yet he considers the film to be “reasonably engaging” and watchable, mainly for the spectacular performance of Deepika Padukone.
Composed by the musical duo, Vishal-Shekhar, the music of the film has also received appreciation from critics. Apart from acting and music, the technical factors like cinematography have also received praises from the critics. The set and the choice of location also deserve special mention. The film though is a complete entertainment package, it only managed to receive a lukewarm response in India as well as abroad. However, that will not affect the producers as they made profits even before the film was released.