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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

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Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

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Zoya
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Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

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3 young men take a holiday that changes their lives forever


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15 July 2011 (India)  »

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 550,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$670,258 (USA) (22 July 2011)

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$3,076,226 (USA) (26 August 2011)
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Zoya Akhtar wanted to cast 'Imran Khan' and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role but both declined in favor of acting together in their home production. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, Hrithik is supossedly in London but the terminal he's working on has a Spanish keyboard. See more »

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Laila: After achieving so much, are you happy? Do you miss something? Take time out for those things that really make you happy, like cooking...
Arjun: Ya, well that's the plan. I will retire after 40...
Laila: How do you know you will live till 40? Seize the day my friend!
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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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Der Lagi Lekin
Sung by Shankar Mahadevan
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani & Loy Mendonsa
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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is an excellent movie which you can watch "Dobara" - Don't miss it
14 July 2011 | by (Dubai) – See all my reviews

When was the last time you saw a feel good movie? When was the last time you laughed at simple silly conversations, when was the last time you remembered your bachelor days (only if you are married), when was the last time a movie made you think about your life, when was the last time a movie inspired you to enjoy the simple things in life, when was the last time a movie inspires you to let go off your fears..... Well not in the near past, definitely not from Bollywood.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara takes you through the simple moments of life, the life that every one miss out due to their busy schedule, commitments, etc..etc... and the movie does it through the life of three friends and their extended bachelor party trip. The beauty of the movie is that it concentrates on the life of the friends and how they let go their resistance to themselves and their fears rather than showing obscenity that normally rules movies which are based on bachelor party trips.

Zoya does a fantastic job in making the viewers feel every part of the movie with a beautiful blend of nature, good camera work, good script and three gifted actors. There is not a moment in the movie which feels out of place, no songs which you feel is there to enhance the marketability of the movie, everything flows smoothly, everything blends so nicely which gives you the feel good factor that you expect from the movie.

All the actors were fabulous and were perfect fit for the roles. To start in alphabetic order i will start with Abhay. What to say about this actor, he brings life to his roles and he has proved it over and over in his movies. I couldn't think about any actor who could have blended so well with the character in the movie like Abhay did. There is no replacement for him. I cant enhance on his character as it will give away the plot. The scenes where all the three friends make fun of people through their silly childhood act under the leadership of Abhay can only be carried out well by Abhay.

Hritik is an actor who can do wonders when he lands the right roles. When even the new entrants avoids multi starrier movies, he has taken a role where other actors share more or less the same screen space, with no insecurity and no ego. In the movie you get to see a completely different Hritik, with a script which does not glorify him, he is just a friend among the three and he brings life to the movie with his charm and charisma.

Farhan was bit of a surprise to me. He has grown as an actor from "Rock on" and "Karthik calling Karthik". I always found him to be more fit for a serious character than for the joker in the pack act. He does it extremely well. Probably its because of my prejudice that it was hard for me to take him in the role, but i had to let go my resistance.

Katrina portrays a character which is similar to her real life, a mix breed of Indian and Brit, a freedom loving, "live today" kind of girl. Her combination with Hritik is electrifying. Kalki is such a good actress. Her expressions helps you relate well to the character.

There is nothing to give out as a story, its all about three friends on a trip and trying out different things that they never tried before and how those things change there lives. But the beauty is in the details and climax. I think how the movie ends could have been better but song at the end of the movie with the credit makes up for it.

Overall Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara impressed me and lived up to my expectation and above. I hope you would like the movie too. But 'hey', everyone has different opinions, the general review by the critics for the last two movies i reviewed were totally against mine. So don't go for the review rather go for the movie and decide for yourselves.

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