Break Ke Baad Movie Review

Break Ke Baad (Hindi)

Release Date:
November 26, 2010

Abhay Gulati and Aaliya Khan have known each other since they were four years old. Their friendship turned into love at the tender age of 15, when Abhay realises Aaliya is the girl for him.

Aaliya’s life is defined by her burning desire to become an actress and she is unmindful of what or who comes in her way. Abhay who is still unsure about what he wants to do finds himself competing with Aaliya’s incessant plans and projects to fulfil her dreams. While their relationship blooms because of their personality differences, the baggage because of these differences also grows silently.

Things come to a head when Aaliya decides to go to Australia to study and Abhay has to deal with the prospect of a long term relationship, secretly fearing that he will lose Aaliya forever. He takes a leap of faith and they decide to take this time off from each other to figure out what they want to do.

The choices Abhay and Aaliya make from here on tests their relationship.

Aaliya risks everything and everyone she loves only to realise that there is no joy in achieving one’s dreams if one has no one to share it with. Abhayrisks losing every shred of his ego, dignity and self-respect only to realize that there is no bigger high than seeing your dream come to life, brick by brick. They make mistakes, deal with disappointments, even lose each other – and become stronger individually.

Break Ke Baad is not just a coming of age film, but a film about couples growing up - together. In a fickle world where relationshipsbreak up on the smallest of differences, Abhay and Aaliya manage to save theirs despite geographical ones.

Abhay Gulati and Aaliya Khan have known each other since they were four years old. Their friendship turned into love at... Show More

The story never really catches fire, and it never makes you invest enough emotion in the continent-hopping lovers – painted as opposites, in typical rom-com colours – ending up together

The New Indian Express

Break ke Baad is a little better than recent outings like Anjaana Anjaani and I Hate Luv Storys. Check it out

A reasonably engaging film that is watchable largely for the performance of its leading lady

Post-interval, the promise of delving into the complications of long-distance romance begin to dwindle as Break Ke Baad runs out of ideas, spark, focus and momentum, procrastinating endlessly

The pretence of modernity exposes itself with the film offering the squarest of resolutions. Boring and uninspiring.

The film is subversive enough and remains endearingly exciting for most parts

Hindustan Times

Starts off with what must have seemed like a good idea on paper, but comes off looking and feeling lame

Indian Express

The film may not be among the best love stories ever made, but it delivers two hours of decent entertainment and leaves you with a smile at the end of it.

A dull and predictable romantic comedy soaked in metro gloss and a contrived realism

Break Ke Baad is one love story which could have done without the break. Watch it only if the exit door’s handy post-interval, and you are ready to make use of it

The Telegraph

Break Ke Baad is possibly the best love story we have seen all this year and maybe last year too

Unfortunately Radhika Kunzru's screenplay and dialogues are not enough to make this film more than what it is--easily consumable, easily digestible and all too easily forgettable.

India Today

Break Ke Baad has a vibrant Imran and Deepika as its USP, but a faulty and an unpersuasive screenplay as is its major stumbling block. Fails to impress!


The film does have a terribly sluggish middle and there are places where the drama seems to be heading nowhere, but the witty banter between the protagonists does fill in the lacunae to some measure

Times of India