Movie Review: Love, Breakups, Zindagi (2011)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Flop

For a change, let’s forget about the love story between the two main characters of the film — Dia Mirza and Zayed Khan. That one is too predictable.

There is a more interestingly love story that happens side-by-side with the main love story — between a younger Cyrus Sahukar and an older Tisca Chopra. Cyrus despite being young is twice divorced and around thirty, while Tisca is 38 years old. Tisca is never married and is slightly ‘off-centred’ (whacky and likes not to tread the beaten track). Cyrus’ friend Zayed calls her ‘Masi’ which makes Cyrus see red. Love blossoms as they start meeting more frequently. There is also a sweet scene where Tisca prepares noodles for Cyrus almost like she is mothering him — it will perhaps remind you of the older woman you always had a crush on. Tisca fits into the role perfectly.

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Coming back to the main love story, it is about Zayed and Dia meeting at a wedding, and falling in love with some unexpected twists in between as the daadi suddenly kicks the bucket. The story is predictable, but the characters deal with it nicely carrying it forward at a comfortable pace so that you don’t lose attention or focus. There are some points in the movie (like the beach scene of Dia, Zayed and a friend) which doesn’t seem to contribute to the pace of the film or the story.

The director has taken a good decision by not putting an airport chase sequence in the film and the leading pair saying ‘I love you’ as they miss their flight. It is not there, hence you can go and watch the film for sure.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “A film that leaves you entertained without big stars, an item-number, or lewd jokes.”
3.0 “LBZ celebrates love. Go for it! “
3.0 “Love BreakUps Zindagi’ is definitely worth a watch for the light-heartedness of the movie and the few quirky comic scenes.”
3.0 “Sweet and honest sans drama.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Love, Breakups, Zindagi is clichéd, but fun”
DNA India
2.5 “Not quite the perfect debut from Sahil Sangha as director and Dia and Zayed as producers, Love Breakups Zindagi should be treated as a stepping stone to something more substantial — and original — from the threesome.”
Times Of India
Negative Reviews
2.0 “LOVE BREAKUPS ZINDAGI has moments that leave an impression, but they are few and far between. “
2.0 “Love Breakups Zindagi is predictable”
2.0 ” Love Breakups Zindagi can be a onetime watch if you have nothing else to do and need some retrospection on your relationship.”
2.0 “Don’t expect too much from this, and I think you’ll do just fine.”
2.0 “‘Love Breakups Zindagi’ is saccharine sweet”
2.0 “‘Love Breakups Zindagi’ is too cheesy and long
2.0 ” It’s a tiring retread of a once popular formula that’s wearing thin now.
1.5 “‘Love BreakUps Zindagi’ presents characters that are flat, in situations which are flatter.”
1.0 “Love Breakups Zindagi is a dull fare and given its poor start, will fail at the ticket windows.”

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