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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$977,862, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$2,376,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,199,581
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Dear Zindagi.. A heave of fresh air...
26 November 2016 | by rajawithuSee all my reviews

Dear Zindagi… The second directorial venture by Gauri Shinde is like a heave of fresh air amidst the daily hustle and bustle of our busy, monotonous and somewhat mechanical life. At times, one just needs to stop by, appreciate one's beautiful life and say "Dear Zindagi, we haven't met for a while, so just came by to say, 'Hi'…" just as Alia Bhatt does at the end of the film. The movie is not for people looking forward to a 'masala flick' or some intense romantic offering by Mr. Shah Rukh Khan. It mainly gives you a 2.5 hour of 'soul-searching' opportunity wherein you can shower nothing else but only appreciation and praise for the sheer acting prowess demonstrated by Ms. Alia Bhatt, playing a cinematographer in the film. She emotes and connects effortlessly. It is her film. She proves again that why she is undoubtedly one of the best actors of her time. Coming to Dr. Jehangir Khan (Mr. Shah Rukh Khan), a psychiatrist by profession, you realize how simplicity can sometimes be a Genius. There is no question about his acting, but off late, his choice of roles was being doubted and the standard of movies he was acting in. But in this movie, he proves his mettle yet again. He doesn't let you feel his star presence and overshadow Alia, but helps her acting genius flow in the river of his experience, persona, poise and simplicity. He is a complete treat to our eyes and hearts. The entire supporting cast does a decent job as well. The film successfully tickles your funny bone in parts but seems to be a bit stretchy in the middle and slows down, but gears up as the end approaches. Gauri Shinde's direction is good, if not extraordinary, given the expectations I had from her, post English Vinglish. The music by Amit Trivedi is worth accolades and does justice to the film. Overall, the film has a 'feel-good' factor and the audience would relate to Leonardo da Vinci's apt quote that "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" while leaving the theaters with a smile on their faces…


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