Love Breakups Zindagi: Movie Review
So here we are with another film that talks about love and longings, relationships and romance, of course. Love Breakups Zindagi is a story of couples living in the metropolitan cities and facing problems in their lives. The films is directed by Sahil Sangha it is his debutorial direction. It stars Diya Mirza and Zayed Khan who are returning to silver screen after a long time.
Jai (Zayed Khan), a Delhi based guy is in a relationship with Radhika (Pallavi Sharda) and the pair is thinking of getting married. But Jai feels that the warmth and magic of love is missing in their relation because Radhika is a workaholic and quite dominating as well. Naina (Diya Mirza) is a Mumbai based girl, in a relationship with Dhruv (Vaibhav Talwar) and this pair too is planning marriage. The problems faced by these two couples are similar. Love is missing from their relationships. Dhruv does not give enough time to Naina and thus, she is unhappy. There is another character in the film, Jai’s best friend Govind (Cyrus Sahukar) who has already gone through two divorces and is still looking for his one true love. Ritu (Umang Jain) is Naina’s roommate and has already had a break up with her boyfriend (Ritesh Deshmukh in a friendly appearance). Both Jai and Naina meet in a friend’s wedding at Chandigardh and here we see wise mothers, jolly and fun loving grandmothers, friends and wedding dance-song sequences.
Govind also accompanies Jai to the wedding and meets Sheila (Tiska Chopra) who is a spinster because she could not find her Mister Right at the right age. Jai and Naina also develop liking and affection for each other, but are unable to get out of their current relationship commitments. After marriage, everyone returns to his/her life and routine. Then, one day Jai came to Mumbai for some work assignment and meets Naina. Both get a chance to come close once again. What happens next is quite predictable and easy to understand; the film does not much to offer by way of excitement. There are no twists in the story, grey characters or bad guys. The couples drifting apart too show lots of maturity and the parting is amicable.
Shabana Azmi, Shahrukh Khan and Farida Jalaal have miniscule roles to spice up the movie with their names. It seems that they were used as fillers. Boman Irani too appears in the role of a retired army officer role and is a riot of humor with Cyrus. But this too is only for a couple of scenes.
The movie is very slow and drags in the first half, but picks up speed after interval. Diya, beautiful and glowing as ever, and Zayed have a good on screen chemistry. Zayed portrays the role of guy-next-door whereas Diya is an artist, loving daughter and a lovely friend. The music is composed by Salim-Sulaiman and lyrics have been written by Javed Akhtar. All songs including “Rab Rakha” are quite melodious, soothing and will remain in your memory for their hummable quality.