SRK and Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi was released in the theatres today. It was anticipated since the beginning that this movie is going to do reasonably well on the box office and will also garner decent movie. We can say, it has proved right to some extent. The celebrity reviews were nothing short of infinite exaggeration we must say.Here is Dear Zindagi movie review from our perspective.
The best part about the movie is Shah Rukh Khan’s role and the second half of the movie.
Synopsis: Kiara (Alia Bhatt) is the budding cinematographer who has a really messy love life. After the endless parents as well as romantic relationships issue, she decides to consult a psychologist. After an interesting encounter with Jehangir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), she decides to seek his help. Jehangir aka Jug helps Kiara open up through Jug’s out of the box ways. He teaches Kiara to embrace life and win over her fears.
Movie Review Dear Zindagi: The script was a disappointed for adding a lot of hefty learning altogether such as the importance of parenting in shaping an individual, being open to seeking help for mental health and acceptance of girl with a budding career and multiple unsuccessful relationships but unfortunately, nothing blends well.
Alia Bhatt gave a reasonably well performance but shines majorly in the scenes where Kiara breaks down. A lot of times, we were reminded of Highway. Shah Rukh Khan is simply adorable as jug. Matured dressing, acts his age and with flashy dimples, he remains to be the spark in the story except for the times he gets over preachy.
Gauri Shinde seems to have lost her debut charm of being simplistic yet effective and resorts to crowd-pleasing tricks with this movie. The only powerful scenes are the therapy meetings of Kiara and Jug. The Alia Bhatt breakdown will leave everyone with a lump in their throat for being shot beautifully and played brilliantly. Cinematography by Laxman Utekar is simply superb. He captures Goa and its natural vibe of breaking free rightly.
Amit Trivedi’s music is a delightful mix with this film. Ali Zafar’s ‘Tu Hai’ and ‘Tarefon Se’ are two songs that are bound to make you smile.
Last Word: The movie tried to hammer into our minds the importance of mental health awareness but sadly with a not so powerful story. But you can still give it a watch for Shah Rukh Khan.
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