Sid (R Madhavan) and Sonali (Bipasha Basu), are jodi breakers by profession as they help struggling marriages attain a divorce. On a one such assignment to Greece, they wrongly split up a couple in love (Milind Soman - Dipannita Sharma). Seized with guilt pangs, they subsequently decide to reunite the duo to make up for their mistake. And in process, they themselves fall in love.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to predict this movie, Jodi Breakers is all about a couple trying to break other jodis. In the midst of all that, they fall in love with each other. Add to that, some potent Bollywood masala with lots of good looking women, songs and exotic locales. So much for innovation!
Sid (R Madhavan) and Sonali (Bipasha Basu) are jodi breakers by profession as they help struggling marriages hit the rock bottom i.e. divorce. As Sid helps tormented men / women gather evidence to divorce their spouses, he meets Sonali, a self-acclaimed stalwart of breaking couples as she had helped her parents get a divorce. Their joint business venture starts with helping ace boxer Gajender Singh divorce his sexually hungry wife. From then on, they help over 20 couples get divorced. Finally, they take up the case of separating Mark Periera (Milind Soman) from his wife. That changes their lives as well. As Sonali puts it,the last jodi they break
Unfortunately, greed and love get the better of Sid, and he goes about trying to set things right. The second half of the film is all about how the duo work towards reuniting the Perieras. Through the process, they reunite as well. While the first half has sporadic moments of humor that could keep you from rushing for the door, the second half struggles to hold you back.
The screenplay needs a lot of improvement. Extended, dragged scenes make up give up. R Madhavan, as expected, does justice to his role as a heart-broken Sid and Bipasha adds to the glamour quotient effortlessly. Madhavan, who is putting on weight in preparation for his upcoming Hollywood flick, looks helplessly overweight. Milind Soman and Dipannita Sharma are appropriate and blend into their characters effortlessly. Helen is charming and adorable as always, though she does not have much to do.
Omi Vaidya sticks out like sore thumb and could have been better utilised in the movie. The movie makes an extremely disappointing attempt of his 3 Idiots look / sound-alike speech. Instead of making you laugh, it forces you to go deaf.
The music adds nothing positive to the film. Though Kunwara
is a chart buster, the other songs fail to blend into the story and help pile on to your misery. Cinematography is commendable in bits and pieces as it captures the exotic locales of Greece. Editing ends up being a drawback.
Jodi Breakers fails when it comes to romance and humor. The movie is a strain on your nerves and without much substance in it, and no surprise that it rides solely on the shoulders of the lead characters. Though that doesn’t change the fact that Jodi breakers is a certain Can’t Watch!