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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

Writer:

Gauri Shinde
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear Life See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$977,928, 25 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,397,133, 25 November 2016
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This film coincidently marks exactly after 20 years the Bhatt sisters have work with SRK. Pooja Bhatt first worked with SRK in "Chaahat" in 1996. See more »

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Will nurture all the broken hearts out there.
25 November 2016 | by maulin5See all my reviews

Everyone knows that this is another classic film of this year. The movie - Pink shows us about the freedom of a girl, her choices and her decisions, with a little bit of negativity around her. But, this film offers you only positive vibes.

Directed by Gauri Shinde, who earlier made English Vinglish, comes up with a really fresh concept. Starring the leading actress of this generation, Alia Bhatt & the superb actor Shah Rukh Khan.

What should a girl do to find out a perfect match for her, what are her fears, her break-ups and link-ups, her relations with her family members, especially when she had a dull past in her kitty, and then how to overcome all the worries of life with a smile and be happy! - This is what the film is.

If you loved English Vinglish type films, than you will give it 5 out of 5. Otherwise don't go to make some noise with your chit-chats, that irritates a lot to a true viewer. I'm happy that I didn't face it in this film.

What to tell about the performance! I mean, Alia was extraordinary in Udta Punjab, so I think she would get the award for that film. I guess, this film would get her nominations in all the ceremony, for sure. She is just a cutie-pie. I'm declaring her the best actress of this generation. SRK is at his best. After Fan, this is again a power-booster for his so called Changed Filmography which was started with Fan. After this, Raees and The Ring are there, so all the fans, just come up to applause his choices.

Every other actors are totally good with their respective roles. But, I would like to mention Ali Zafar. This guy is such a talented man. His voice quality is superb. He plays a suitable role to his real life. All songs are like cherries on the cake. Amit Trivedi had given the music to suit the situation and the though of the lyrics. While, Kausar Munir as a lyric writer is also good, as three songs are in my mind right now, Just Go To Hell O Dil, Taareefon Se & Love You Zindagi.

Cinematography is perfect. Set-ups, locations of Goa, costumes - everything just comes to the place perfectly, and that's why the film looks so fresh and engaging.

The best part of the film is its dialogues. Especially those which are spoken by Dr. Jehangir Khan, that is SRK. "Don't let your past blackmail your present to ruin your future." All the girls out there, just go for it. All the members of that so called 'Society' has to definitely go and watch this. Every broken heart wants a nurture, and Dear Zindagi will provide you that. Kudos and cheers to the entire team!


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