Love, commitments, relationships – it is most difficult to explore a topic that has been dealt with a billion times already in Bollywood. Love Breakups Zindagi, a slice of life does just that.
Directed and written by Sahil Sangha, the movie stars Zayed Khan and Diya Mirza essaying the lead roles in the film. Love Breakups Zindagi is the first movie produced under the banner of Bonfire entertainment, which is a Dia Mirza-Sahil Sangha-Zayed Khan production company. Love Breakups Zindagi explores relationships and talks about love, romance and breakup. The plot has two stories going side by side - Zayed-Dia-Vaibhav and Cyrus-Tisca.
Love Breakups Zindagi's extended title 'a slice of life' is apt as the film boasts of many sequences which happens on a day to day basis and is easy to relate to. Sahil Sangha is a fine story teller and has made an honest effort to narrate the story as sensitively and simply as possible without making it too hushy-mushy. However, Love Breakups Zindagi lets you down completely in the second half as the story is dragged on and on until the end. The climax, in fact is even more disheartening. The film lacks crisp editing and that clearly shows.
Music by Salim-Sulaiman is top notch. The song 'Rab Rakha' is powerful while 'Rozaana' is a nice and foot tapping soundtrack. 'Main Se Meena Se', the remix version is amazing. Full marks to cinematographer Aseem Bajaj. The breathtakingly beautiful picturesque and landscape has been beautifully captured by the camera.
Jai (Zayed Khan), who is a marketing executive in Delhi is of the opinion that opposites attract and hence is dating a bossy girl Radhika (Pallavi Sharda), whose personality is opposite of his own. Meanwhile, Naina (Dia Mirza), who is a photographer by profession based out of Mumbai makes an attempt to make her relationship work with her workaholic investment banker boyfriend Dhruv (Vaibhav Talwar).
Jai's best buddy Arjun (Satyadeep Misra) and Naina's good friend Gayatri (Auritra Ghosh) are getting married in Chandigarh. That is where Jai and Naina meet for the first time. Though the two vibe very well, it falls a little short of love as both are already in a committed relationship.
Meanwhile, we see Jai and Arjun's friend Govind (Cyrus Sahukar) getting close to Arjun"s aunt Sheila (Tisca Chopra). Govind is an interesting character, who is twice divorced and still is open to making new girl friends.
After the wedding, everybody goes back to the routine. However, Jai happens to visit Mumbai for some work and decides to catch up with Dia. Meanwhile, Govind is also seen having coffee dates with Sheila.
Shahrukh Khan plays himself in the film and says in the end, “Eventually in life and films everything has a happy ending".
Love Breakups Zindagi truly belongs to Zayed Khan and Dia Mirza. Zayed Khan is outstanding and so is Dia Mirza. Zayed's depiction of emotional sequences is truly worth watching. Dia has done complete justice to her role as Naina. The character suits her perfectly well. Tisca Chopra, Cyrus Sahukar, Satyadeep Misra, Auritra Ghosh and Vaibhav Talwar are natural actors and have done a wonderful job. Umang Jain is okay whereas Farida Jalal is lovable. However, Soni Razdan doesn't have much to do in the film.
Love Breakups Zindagi has special appearances by Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Riteish Deshmukh and Shahrukh Khan.
Overall, Love Breakups Zindagi is strictly okay – can be watched at least once.
Cast: Dia Mirza, Zayed Khan, Sahil Sangha, Tisca Chopra, Cyrus Sahukar, Satyadeep Misra, Auritra Ghosh, Vaibhav Talwar, Umang
Director: Sahil Sangha
Producer: Sahil Sangha, Dia Mirza, Zayed Khan
Co-Producer: Yasmin Jain
Music Director: Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant