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Dear Zindagi (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 November 2016 (USA)
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Kaira is a budding cinematographer in search of a perfect life. Her encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective on life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections.

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Gauri Shinde

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Gauri Shinde
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alia Bhatt ... Kaira
Shah Rukh Khan ... Dr. Jehangir Khan
Kunal Kapoor ... Raghuvendra
Priyanka Moodley Priyanka Moodley ... Young Woman
Prateek Jain Prateek Jain ... Young Man
Aditya Roy Kapoor ... Furniture dealer
Ali Zafar ... Rumi
Bobby Duggal Bobby Duggal ... Director
Angad Bedi ... Sid
Darwin Darwin ... Good Looking Man
Raj Bhansali Raj Bhansali ... Raunaq
Sharic Sequeira Sharic Sequeira ... Kaitos 2nd AC
Dilip Dilip ... Focus Puller
Akanksha Gade Akanksha Gade ... Alka
Ira Dubey ... Fatima
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This is the story of Kaira, a budding cinematographer in search of perfect life. A chance encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain new perspective about life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections.

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Drama | Romance

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Life See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$977,928, 25 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,397,133, 25 November 2016
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SRK and Akshay Kumar are the only 2 senior actors that have act with both Bhatt sisters (Pooja and Alia). Pooja Bhatt appeared with SRK in "Chaahat" in 1996 and with Akshay Kumar in "Angaraay" in 1998 while Alia appeared as a young girl in "Shangrash" with Akshay in 1999. See more »

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Just Misses a 'Classic' Tag but still a Must Watch Film !
25 November 2016 | by SAMTHEBESTESTSee all my reviews

DEAR ZINDAGI REVIEW : It's Second Consecutive Classic for Director Gauri Shinde, Best Film Of Aliaa Bhatt's Career till now and Best Film of SRK as a Supporting Actor. I think my first sentence is enough to describe so much about film, still i'm excited to write more.

Story - It's Simple, realistic and Interesting story but still No one has ever dared to make a Film on it, so Gauri Wins it here only. Some scenes looks repetitive and unnecessary but still it has everything to Impress audience.

Acting - If you think Highway was best what Aliaa could have done then Dear Zindagi proves it wrong. Aliaa raises her bar, her Best Performance till date. She will fight with Sonam Kapoor for Best Actress Award this year. SRK steals the show from the very first appearance, and keeps you hook till the End with his Unbeatable Charm. I expect Best Supporting Actor Award for him. He made it look like that Character is written for him only. Supporting Starcast is Highly impressive.

Screenplay - With Runtime of 149 Minutes Dear Zindagi has Entertaining and Engaged Screenplay. Few scenes are just Highly Classy like I could not resist and sent Flying Kisses to Screen and SRK's Last Scene makes you Senti. It nearly does not have any loo breaks, only few Moments in 2nd half might irritate you.

Music - We all Know Amit Trivedi never delivered Massy Chartbuster Album, but his Music helps Film's Screenplay and theme. Not a Single Hit Song but 'Just Go To Hell' is terrific Situational Song, 'Love You Zindagi' is good as an Audio, 'Tu Hi Hai' is a Let down.

Dialogues - As it is an Offbeat and Multiplex Audience Film, almost 30% dialogues are in English. Few Clap Worthy, Deep and Life Lessons type of Dialogues are there along with couple of Vulgar words.

Cinematography - Film looks fresh and eye pleasing for almost every scene but few scenes could have been shot better. Natural beauty has been captured well.

Direction - I loved and started believing Gauri Shinde with her very first flick English Vinglish and she doesn't break Belief here. Direction is Top Class especially in some Motivational Scenes. Few scenes have minuses, for instance Make up, Aliaa looks dull in couple of scenes and SRK looks 10 year older in that Ship scene. Gauri Shinde should be the Best Female Director in today's Era. But the Problem is Both of her Films are only for Multiplex Audience, i would love to see her making a Massy + Classy Film. No doubts, No One could have dared to make Urban Classic films English Vinglish and Dear Zindagi except Gauri Shinde.

Final Words - Dear Zindagi should be considered as Highly Urban Audience Classic, actually its not a Classic for me i mean Gauri just missed that Tag by few Inches, but still it is a Must Watch film for Classes. After watching film you will come back home with some Life Lessons and might try to live Life in Different way. Thank you Gauri, Aliaa and SRK for this Beautiful and Sweet Film. I would have gone with 7/10* Stars but giving 8/10* stars, 1 Extra for that SRK's never ending Charm. Go for it, do not miss this Kaira and Jug's Sweet Journey...


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