Jodi Breakers

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Jodi Breakers
JodiBreakersFirstLook.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ashwini Chaudhary
Produced by Rajesh Rajilal
Screenplay by Ashwini Chaudhary
Story by Ashwini Chaudhary
Starring R. Madhavan
Bipasha Basu
Omi Vaidya
Dipannita Sharma
Music by Salim-Sulaiman
Edited by Biren Jyoti Mohanty
Distributed by Prasar Visions Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 24 February 2012 (2012-02-24)
[1]
Running time
127 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 210 million (US$3.3 million)
Box office 334 million (US$5.2 million)[2]

Jodi Breakers (English: Couple Breakers) is a 2012 Hindi language Indian romantic comedy film directed by Ashwini Chaudhary. The film features R. Madhavan and Bipasha Basu in the leading roles with Omi Vaidya, Dipannita Sharma and Milind Soman in supporting roles. The film had been previously titled as Shaadi Fast Forward but was later changed to Jodi breakers.[3] It was released on 24 February 2012 to negative reviews from critics however opened to mixed response at the box office.

Plot[edit]

Sid (R. Madhavan), who recently got divorced meets with his friends in Nano's Bar. He is very happy and throws them a bachelor party. But he is sad about the huge alimony payments and more importantly that his ex-wife took the car he loved. A few months later he is a bachelor who works as a divorce managing officer. He meets Sonali (Bipasha Basu), who joins him in his business of splitting couples and they earn well in the process. Together, they are known as the Jodi (Couple) Breakers. Sometimes, they secretly make husband and wife fight with each other, that will result in their divorce.

Once they get an assignment by Mrs Parera who wishes to divorce her husband Marc Parera who is cheating on her. She tells him that he is in Greece with his mistress. Sid and Saloni decide to go to Greece where they secretly take photos of the two. In the process Sonali has grown an affection for Sid which Sid is not wary of. One day Sid tells Sonali that it would be better if they saved their marriage instead of helping in the divorce. Sonali agreed to the plan.

They call Mrs Parera to Greece and it is also revealed that she is also Marc's business partner and is on a business meeting in Greece. Marc decides to do some business while his mistress whose name is Maggie tells him that she will go to a club named Medusa alone. When nobody was in their villa, Sid and Sonali enter the villa, throw a condom in the dustbin and call a masseuse. Sonali dances in the bar under the name Maggie.

When Marc goes to bar Maggie, already bored had left. He heard from the other people that Maggie was amazing and all sorts of things. He goes home finds the condom and the masseuse and angrily walks out. The same night Sid and Sonali also get drunk and have sex. Marc goes to Mrs. Parera's place and sleeps there. It is revealed that Mrs Parera is not Marc's wife, her name is Ira and is Sid's ex-wife who told him what to do in return for no alimony payments anymore and that Maggie is Marc's wife.

Sid returns to India and Sonali finds out about Ira and does not work with Sid anymore. Over the next few days Sid realizes he loved her and also finds out that they caused a happy couple to break up and that Maggie is pregnant with Marc's child. Sid talks to Sonali and tells her that he wants to make amends. They reach Madonna's (Marc's grandmother) house and tell her the whole thing. She then gives them her full support.

She calls up Marc and Maggie and puts up a whole plan which included them remaining with her together for some days, going to the church where they got married, a party and getting Marc's blood test done. Ira also comes to know of this plan and crashes at the party where Sid proposed Sonali (part of the plan). She lied to him about being pregnant. Sid then confesses everything to Marc and he beats him badly. At that time a doctor whom Sid had called tells Marc that he is HIV positive and the blood test of Ira and Maggie needs to be done. Ira initially resisted and angrily blurted out that Marc never slept with her. Actually she mixed sleeping pills for Marc's drink in Greece and led him to believe that they slept.

Madonna angrily slaps her and tells her to get out. Marc and Maggie reconcile. Sid then tells Sonali that he loved her and they share a kiss.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Controversy[edit]

Jodi Breakers faced controversy when the Indian distributors of the 2010 French film Heartbreaker alleged that the story of Jodi Breakers was plagiarised from Heartbreaker. The makers of Jodi Breakers offered to let the Heartbreakers team read the entire script, provided they agree to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which the Heartbreakers team was unwilling to sign.[4]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The movie received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the movie 3 out of 5 stars and concluded his review pointing out, "Jodi Breakers has an engrossing and smartly executed second half that tilts scales in its favor. The right dose of drama and romance, besides a trendy, harmonious musical score, only act as toppings".[5] Kanika Sikka of DNA India gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars, mentioning, "Leave all expectations behind before entering the hall and you 'might' (urgency redefined) walk out with a smiling face."[6] Mansha Rastogi of Nowrunning gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars, noting, "Jodi Breakers fails to make up for a good rom-com. Watch the film only if you are a fan of Maddy and Bips."[7] Savera R Someshwar of Rediff.com gave the movie 1 out of 5 stars, stating, "Jodi Breakers could have been a good romance or a good comedy but it's neither. The film is seriously flawed."[8] Komal Nahta of Koimoi.com also gave the movie 1 in a scale of 5 stars and added, "Jodi Breakers is a dull show. It will not be able to break even.".[9][10] Faisal Saif of Global Movie magazine gave the film 2 out of 5 stars and stated, "Nothing great [about the movie] to write about except performances".[11]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jodi Breakers
Soundtrack album by Salim-Sulaiman
Released 17 January 2012 (2012-01-17)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label T-Series
Producer Salim-Sulaiman
Salim-Sulaiman chronology
Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
(2011)Ladies vs Ricky Bahl2011
Jodi Breakers
(2012)
Heroine
(2012)Heroine2012

The soundtrack of Jodi Breakers, released by T-Series on 17 January 2012, featured music composed by Salim-Sulaiman with lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil and Shabbir Ahmed.[12]

Tracklist
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Kunwara" Salim Merchant 4:24
2. "Bipasha" Shrraddha Pandit, Shadab Faridi 4:42
3. "Darmiyaan" Shafqat Amanat Ali, Clinton Cerejo 5:55
4. "Mujhko Teri Zaroorat Hai" Salim Merchant, Shadab Faridi, Shrraddha Pandit 5:25
5. "Jab Main Tumhare Saath Hoon" Salim Merchant, Benny Dayal, Shilpa Rao 5:12
6. "Darmiyaan (Reprise)" Shreya Ghoshal 2:44
7. "Bipasha (Remix)" Salim Merchant, Shrraddha Pandit 4:41
8. "Mujhko Teri Zaroorat Hai (Remix)" Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shrraddha Pandit 4:41

Reception[edit]

The album received mixed to positive reviews. Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama gave the music an overall rating of three and half out of five saying "Jodi Breakers has all in it to be one of the more popular albums at the very beginning of the year. Salim-Sulaiman along with Irshad Kamil and Shabbir Ahmed have done their job and now it is up to the makers to make the most out of it and promote it well enough to enhance the music's reach."[13] Rumnique Nannar of Bollyspice concluded "Jodi Breakers is a good album but it is let down by two duds that fail rise above the humdrum lyrics."[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Will Bipasha spoil Kareena‘s party? – bollywood news". glamsham.com. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "2nd Week Collections of JODI BREAKERS". Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "'Shaadi Fast Forward' for Madhavan-Bipasha starrer – Bollywood Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 20113.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Madhavan: Jodi Breakers is not a copy!". 20 January 2012. Rediff.com. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Taran Adarsh. "Jodi Breakers Review Bollywood Hungama". Bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 3/5 stars
  6. ^ Kanika Sikka. "Jodi Breakers Review DNA India". DNAIndia.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 2/5 stars
  7. ^ Mansha Rastogi. "Jodi Breakers Review Nowrunning". Nowrunning.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 2/5 stars
  8. ^ Savera R Someshwar. "Jodi Breakers Review Rediff". Rediff.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 1/5 stars
  9. ^ Komal Nahta. "Jodi Breakers Review Koimoi". Koimoi.com. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 1/5 stars
  10. ^ 'Jodi Breakers' Movie Review: Movie Talkies
  11. ^ http://www.globalmovie.in/gm/jodi-breakers-movie-review
  12. ^ Bollywood Hungama News Network (17 January 2012). "T-Series, Jodi Breakers". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  13. ^ "Jodi Breakers(2012)". 
  14. ^ "Jodi Breakers Music Review". 

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