Banner: Eros International Media Ltd, Eros Entertainment
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin
Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Genre: Drama / Romance
Hrithik Roshan Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara review – ZNMD Review – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Movie review – Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif Movie Review: Javed Akhtar’s magical poetries, impeccable performances by the cast, scenic and serene Spain, and a message, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has all the ingredients that will hit the right chord with the audience.
Zoya Akhtar’s film is about three friends; Kabir Dewan (Abhay Deol), who runs a family owned construction business and is just about to get married to his ladylove Natasha (Kalki Koechlin); Arjun (Hrithik Roshan), a financial broker who lives to earn big bucks and peacefully retire after the age of 40; and Imraan (Farhan Akhtar), an advertising copywriter, a playboy who is looking for his estranged father. They make a pact in college that they will go on an escapade before either of them ties the knot and would indulge in three adventure sports. Whatever one decides the other two have to abide by. And there on starts their exploratory road trip.
As the title suggest, the film throughout is about overcoming your fears and live life like there’s no tomorrow. Arjun’s fear of Scuba diving, Imran’s fear for Sky Diving and finally the San Fermin festival, the Bull race to get over the fear of us all, Death are just ways to remind us to live life to the fullest. The Tomatino festival, Senorita number, Arjun falling in love with Laila (Katrina Kaif) and all the adventure sports are added attractions to enhance the cinematic experience of a viewer. Farhan Akhtar is stupendous with his comic timing and one liners and also astounds in the sequence he meets his dad Salman Habib. Hrithik Roshan is a natural stunner and sure this kind of a mesmerizing performance was expected from him.
After Prakash Jha’s ‘Rajneeti’, it was Zoya Akhtar who could bring out an actor out of Katrina Kaif. As a Fashion Apprentice who takes leave every year to teach Scuba Diving, Katrina enthralls and gives her best performance. Kalki as a possessive fiancé does her part well. Naseeruddin Shah and Deepti Naval’s cameos are unblemished too. The film is a pack and parcel of sensitive as well as sidesplitting jiffies that make you cry as well as laugh. Teaching you a lesson or two in life, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ will connect to almost every individual who will relate to the snags its lead stars are facing.
Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is absorbing enough but its Carlos Catalan’s cinematography that truly impresses. Though, the film has a striking similarity with Aamir Khan’s ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and feels lugged at quite a few moments, the film is definitely not worth missing.
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