155 Min | Adventure – Comedy – Drama | July 2011
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Starring: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Review: ZNMD 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 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 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.
All the actors were fabulous and were perfect fit for the roles. To start in alphabetic order i will start with Abhay. 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. In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 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. 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. Finally, the idea of using shayaris to verbally emote key junctions of the movie is brilliant. In Farhan’s voice, it adds to the overall positive vibration of the movie and moves you. Overall Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara impressed me and lived up to my expectation and above. I hope you would like the movie too.
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