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

Writers:

Gauri Shinde, Amaso Siddiqui (script)
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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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Gauri Shinde is the third female director to direct Shahrukh Khan. The other two are Hema Malini and Farah Khan See more »

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Dear Zindagi is like a therapy..What an Experience!!
25 November 2016 | by rangdetumpySee all my reviews

Dear Gauri Shinde,

Thanks for gifting us a story where the journey is more important than the destination. One needs courage to make an intrusive film on a young individual's internal complications and involve us in her expedition. Eventually the therapeutic route engulfs us to an extent that we start our quest for happiness within our imperfection existence. And therein lies your success, your ability to convey some simple yet deep statements about Life without striking with a sledgehammer to prove your point.

And thankfully there's no excessive drama – what a beauty!! Yeah, the narrative is verbose but those dialogues are so free flowing and real. Many a times I didn't feel like watching a movie.

Thanks again, for gifting us Dr Jehangir "Jugs" Khan. A life-mentor like him around can prompt any soul to sing "Love you Zindagi". Lots of thanks for giving Shah Rukh Khan a scope for a restained performance. His gentle, calm aura is infectious. And it seems Alia Bhatt can't go wrong... Dear Zindagi belongs to her and it is yet another triumph for this young talent. Also, convey my note to your casting director for the flawless casting (one who played Jackie is my fav), Laxman Utekar for the cinematography & Amit Trivedi (ofcourse). The protagonist's issues are very urban centric and the decision to release it only 1100 screens is spot-on.

Be it problem of house wives or millennial, you seem to hit the right chords... These two beautifully crafted slice-of-life films surely make you a sought after director in my list.

A heartfelt film with all heart & heart……and the statement on parenting..

Yours thankfully, An ardent (& momentarily happy) cine-lover

P.S : "you and only you is the teacher of your School of life" - a much required statement that should flow into our psyche....


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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dear Life See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$977,862, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$2,376,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,468,188
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