Love Breakups Zindagi Hindi Movie Review
Just when I began writing this review I got onto this discussion with my friend that how many movies may have actually come to a culmination point in an airport scene. For example, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Pyar Toh Hona Hi Tha, Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye, She Is Way Out Of My League, Wicker Park amongst others.
Sahil Sangha's Love Breakups Zindagi (LBZ) may not actually go till the airport, but typically hackneyed, how I may call this film, the tension starts brewing when Naina (Dia Mirza) plans to go to leave for the airport to fly off to Singapore with her boyfriend Dhruv (Vaibhav Talwar) and Jay (Zayed Khan) rushes to confess his love for her. Well, it's a tried and tested formula that's worked in almost a dozen romantic films, whether it works for this one or not remains to be seen.
Born Free Entertainment's LBZ is about modern relationships. Jay is in a relationship with Radhika (Pallavi Sharda) but feels trapped. Naina is in a relationship with Dhruv a perfect husband material guy who actually doesn't turn out to be as perfect as she thought. Govind (Cyrus Sahukar) has been divorced twice and still looking for the perfect match.
By fate of events, the three lands up in the same wedding of Gayatri (Aurita Ghosh) and Arjun (Satyadeep Mishra) and how the wedding changes their life and their perspective towards relationships is what follows through the rest of the plot.
Debutant director cum producer Sahil Sangha who also happens to be Dia Mirza's real life boyfriend tries really hard to make an uber cool film that defines the new age perspective on relationships however, he falters in the scripting, screenplay and choice of actors. But when the lead actors happen to be producers and also your girlfriend how much of a choice can you really have?
The entire film keeps moving in circles from one build up and the following fizzling of it to the other. The writing comes across as very pretentious; trying hard to be witty and smart but just not getting there. There are many scenes that could have turned out are humorous but one only gets a smile and not even the slightest of giggle.
Even the entire wedding affair comes across as tripe and overused. Both Dia and Zayed fail to hold the attention of the audience. The one thing to look out for in this film is the sidekicks. While Cyrus Sahukar is in his witty best, Tisca Chopra, Satyadeep Mishra and Aurita Ghosh are decent in their parts. Cyrus offers some of the best scenes in the film.
Cinematography of the film is average at best with the entire glossy touch appearing to be a lift off from Sonam Kapoor's Ayesha. Music by Salim-Sulaiman is pleasing in parts expect for the title track that's a rip off from Jason Mraz's Im Yours.
Nonetheless, Love Breakups Zindagi can be a onetime watch if you have nothing else to do and need some retrospection on your relationship.