Dear Zindagi Movie Review: This weekend, Alia Bhatt and Shahrukh Khan's Dear Zindagi will hit the screens. The film has been directed by Gauri Shinde and produced by Karan Johar and Shahrukh Khan.
Dear Zindagi tells the story of Kiara (Alia Bhatt), a next door joyful girl. She has not gone through a relationship for a while and is facing issues in her life too. Kiara decides to see an unconventional therapist (Shahrukh Khan) which changes her life.
There isn’t much of a script in terms of storyline as it looks like an ordinary tale of any twenty plus youngster. But this has proved to be its biggest USP. Gauri maintains her focus at the self-evolution of a person who has many questions about life. She is no rebel and is also flawed yet she looks fabulous. The film deals with an important issue and even though get the main idea but it has been dragged at many occasions.
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The first half is slow and you get bored at places however the second half makes up for it. The editing should have been better as you can cut around 20 minutes easily. Overall the film’s pace is slow and also dull at places. The visuals are excellent. Music given by Amit Trivedi is not situational here as makers have tried to add glamour which did not go well.
It is not Gauri Shinde's best work as English Vinglish was better. Still, she has done a good job especially in the detailing of the film.
♦ Alia Bhatt is probably the finest actress from the younger lot. She has done full justice to Kiara's role mostly through her pitch-perfect body language. You will get affection towards her character especially when she broke down in front of her parents.
♦ Shahrukh Khan has slightly more than an extended cameo and is there in most part of the second half even though it revolves around Alia Bhatt. He seems to be playing himself in the film thus he does not need to do anything different or experimental. He is charming mature, witty and instantly endearing as always.
As told earlier, Dear Zindagi is strictly for the metro audience. Most of the other can find it hard to digest mainly due to slow place. If you liked Tamasha, go for.
Dear Zindagi is a niche film which will have a controlled release. The producers are already in the safe zone but the box office verdict will depend on how the urban audience receives it.
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