Based on a real life group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during 1980s, and robbed famous businessmen and politicians by pretending to be the CBI or Income tax officers... See full summary »
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has multiple events that are forcefully resolved individually and are not so much connected to one another or whose connection to the consecutive events is forced. The movie does have some humour, lightness and even adventure that are enjoyable. The biggest connecting feature for audiences is the desire to make that adventurous trip and do things that one hasn't done before.
The characters are a bit fluctuating - mainly that of Hrithik Roshan. His rigid character feels too drastically transformed - his love seasons far too quickly for him to commit his final action. Also, his dance was so pro-performance-like that it seemed like Hrithik Roshan dancing and not the character. Having dug Abhay Deol in his movies Dev D and Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye, I expected something equally effective from him here. But it's hard for me to decide whether his doing justice to a pansy sort of effeminate-voice-bearing character makes him a good act or the character just unimpressive. Something that was welcome was Farhan Akhtar's better performance. As for the girls, Kalki is believable and fits and Katrina Kaif does her bit though her character seems a bit like some ready to fix love-life-donor.
Putting off aspects were Hrithik Roshan's phone in Spain having 'Vodafone IN' on the display, and what I felt were failing cuts between Indian roads (possibly somewhere near Ooty or some 'ghats') and roads in Spain (if shot there). Also, a certain appearance of horses appeared to me as digital additions and not real. It was also hard to believe that first-time skydivers could go solo and make super-cool formations (evident from the movie trailer).
Finally, the resolution was just putting off. Not only did it visually seem like a rip-off from a reality Youtube video, the entire event was sudden and like a short-cut fairy tale.
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