Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Watched Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and it’s a movie to laugh and cry together. A Pure Treasure.

+    Farhan Akhtar is a delight to watch. He has a very different un-filmy voice, which precisely makes him stand apart from the rest. Handles his part extremely well and excels in both the comic, fun loving part and the emotional scenes sharing the space with the screen legend Nasseruddin Shah. Scene Stealer.

    I liked his  conversations with the Spanish Girl where he keeps on talking in Hindi sharing his problems even though the girl does not understand anything and then the Girl says in the last – ‘Everything will be fine’ in Spanish. And his poems are absolutely awesome (penned by none other than Javed Akhtar). The poems convey the meaning of the emotions running high in the scenes and take it to another level.

+   Abhay Deol is the central character and is a complete natural. He is steady as he always is. Unrestrained, Easy, Pleasing.

+  Hrithik Roshan. Frankly, in the beginning of the movie, his investment broker role was a bit unnatural for him, I thought. I found him a bit irritating with his ‘money is everything’ attitude at first, but he grew as the film grows. He is best when he lets it all go and just lets the scene take his own space. Riveting in the second half.

+ Katrina Kaif – Camera Loves her. Here she does a reasonable job. She is not the center of the film and that suits her. Liked her trying to give meaning to life and “ Seize the day”

There are a lot of scenes which catches the attention.
      “ Sea Diving Scenes. Awesome” (Who would not want Katrina as a instructor?)
     “ Katrina on Bike” (Had to include this)
     “ Mujhe afsos karna nahi aata”
     “ Rapid Fire Rounds” (If you know what I mean )
    “ Skydiving”. (Wow. I have been pestering my friends here to go for skydiving for many weeks now, but no one is ready for it. I hope they watch this. Its scary, but that’s the point, isn’t it?)
     “sorry tab kahiyega...jab yahan se nikle”
      “Dude's its your life”

The climax is very interesting and perfect at the same time. Absolutely Loved the “…agar main Zinda raha to…”

The character all have problems to deal with in their lives. Like we all do. They all have their fears. We all do. Their Life is complicated. Like all of us. They all have hidden  emotional sides. Everybody has. But, we should not let any of this, or anything else, make our lives a burden. Life is a Gift. I try to make my life unique and enjoyable at every opportunity I get. Not every living being lives. Lets not just breathe, but let every breathe count. Carpe Diem.

P.S – Road trip in Spain kind of made me nostalgic. We did a road trip about 3 months back from Zurich to Barcelona. (All guys). Watched the Flemenco(that foot tapping dance) show there and  had the time of our lives. 2 years back, I was again in Spain and was inches away from seeing that Bull Game in Pamploona.  Life is not too much different from a Road trip. Its just that road is not always smooth and the journey not always pleasing and the destinations not always what we expected. But, lets make the most of it. Lets give it a try.

Poems from the Movie: 


Ik baat honton tak hai jo aayi nahin
Bas ankhon say hai jhaankti
Tumse kabhi, mujhse kabhi
Kuch lafz hain woh maangti
Jinko pehanke honton tak aa jaaye woh
Aawaaz ki baahon mein baahein daalke ithlaye woh
Lekin jo yeh ik baat hai
Ahsas hi ahsas hai
Khushboo si hai jaise hawa mein tairti
Khushboo jo be-aawaaz hai
Jiska pata tumko bhi hai
Jiski khabar mujhko bhi hai
Duniya se bhi chupta nahin
Yeh jaane kaisa raaz hai


Jab jab dard ka baadal chaya
Jab ghum ka saya lehraya
Jab aansoo palkon tak aya
Jab yeh tanha dil ghabraya
Humne dil ko yeh samjhaya
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai
Duniya mein yunhi hota hai
Yeh jo gehre sannate hain
Waqt ne sabko hi baante hain
Thoda ghum hai sabka qissa
Thodi dhoop hai sabka hissa
Aankh teri bekaar hi nam hai
Har pal ek naya mausam hai
Kyun tu aise pal khota hai
Dil aakhir tu kyun rota hai


Pighle neelam sa behta ye sama,
neeli neeli si khamoshiyan,
na kahin hai zameen na kahin aasmaan,
sarsaraati hui tehniyaan pattiyaan,
keh raheen hai bas ek tum ho yahan,
bas main hoon,
meri saansein hain aur meri dhadkanein,
aisi gehraiyaan, aisi tanhaiyaan,
aur main… sirf main.
Apne hone par mujhko yakeen aa gaya

Dilon mein tum apni
Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum
Nazar mein khwabon ki
Bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum
Hawa ke jhokon ke jaise
Aazad rehno sikho
Tum ek dariya ke jaise
Lehron mein behna sikho
Hal ek lamhe se tum milo
Khole apni bhaayein
Har ek pal ek naya samha
Dekhen yeh nigahaein
Jo apni aankhon mein
Hairaniyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum


  1. ::::::FTW::::::

    I would rather watch the movie and listen to the songs :D. So, didn't read your post.

  2. Couldnt get the tickets on sunday...housefull tha..Will go this week.Great review.

  3. A@@ u nearly fu***** my movie... good i dint read it b4 watchin d movie... Anyways movie was fun to watch

  4. I know its been pending for long.. but I liked this.. for more reasons than one.. ;)

    You did put it up well.. :D

  5. ZNMD is 1 of my recent fav flicks as well, and yes its more you mentioned every character just makes you smile, esp Imran's, and love the way his story unfolds as well, and thanku for adding the shayri bit here.... loved the entire feel your post brings about :)

  6. @Psycho - I wont mind..whether you read my posts or long as you leave your footprints here. haha

    @Alka - Thanks Again for here...Good Luck for the Movie tickets. I hope you enjoy it.

    @Chidi - What pleasure I would have derived, if this review had fucked your movie watching experience.. LOL

    @Princess - der aaye, durust aaye..ab aa hi gayi phir gayab mat hona.. :P

    @Menachery - Thank you for your time. :)

  7. kya likha hai ...maan gaye
    movie to achi thi padhne ke baad saare moments yaad aa gaye..
    and yeah sky diving can be fun too except for the fact that its scary.
    I liked the ending of the movie, again, except for the fact that I did not want it to end.
    I wanted to see some more colors. What happens after then. I can guess or I can wait to see Phir Zindagi na Milegi Dobara.
    And yes, We also had great raod trip to Spain and France in between. It was nice not that filmy but memorable.

    Keep writing because some people like to keep reading :-)

  8. @DJ - agar katrina jaisi instructor tarega skydiving? :P

  9. saw d movie day b4 n frankly i thot it was pretty overrated wid all d fun parts alredy out in the trailers.
    abhay tho was awesummmmmmmmmmm! <3
    movie is inspirin fr a bit bt den again more of a temporary thing. i mean hw long cn u holiday like dis.
    dats nt ground reality. kno wat i mean?
    loved d secn quote series. was superb.
    all in all, i wudn say i was as enthu as u, but wud stil rate it as good given all d odr trash i hav watched thus far!

  10. @Sadiya - Yeah, I got your point. But, It was a three weeks vacation, I Guess, and that isn't that long. And not too difficult to take a few weeks vacation and doing things which make you happy. After all, happiness is all what we seek and desire, isnt it?

    I have been lucky with the kind of movies, I hv watched lately, Udaan, Stanley Ka Dabba..they were awesome :)

  11. javed akhtar's poetry will always stand beyond times!

  12. Well i loved the movie...after a long long time saw a good hindi movie :):) I like the first poem and the last :) :) And also the song Khaboon ke Parinday :) :)


  13. @A Grain of Sand - Definitely :)

    @ Tanvi - Egjactly :)

  14. Hey Kunal...I simply loved the movie. This was one worth watching movie, and I can watch it many times over:) Loved Spain, loved how the director brought the tree individual lives together..and I guess u missed on that fun part of Abhay where he says " Tune btaya nai"..and the person on his own ends up speaking without any notice of anything...:D..I loved Farhan's poems in the movie, being a poetess myself it just brought that philosophical, serene tinge in the movie, and the beauty was the befitting moment when he spoke those lines. right:)? Lovely writeup and thnks for posting the poems..I just put one of them as my FB status:)

  15. Aakriti - yeah..forgot the 'Tune bataya nahi...' part :)