Cinema isn’t always those whistle-blowing moments, intense farewells and high octane peaks. Once in a while, it’s just about sitting back and watching life spread out itself before you, life as you probably are aware it. Life as we as a whole know it – life that amazements, life that baffles, life that confuses. Dear Zindagi features that – a cut of life that uncovers addresses that frequent a large portion of us, inconveniences that cloud our extremely presence and a warm, tight embrace every one of us need however never ask for. Be that as it may, movies like Dear Zindagi ought to be made. Since movies aren’t generally about entertaining. Silver screen is as much about social features and relatable depictions of real life-living, as it is about magical stories and overwhelming romantic tales.
“Don’t let your past blackmail your present, to ruin a beautiful future!”
Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi is an invigorating tale about a woman who is very nearly a mental breakdown. Alia Bhatt, who plays Kiara, a aspiring director, is in a dilemma. Her dream job is not within her reach; her love life is not exactly what she intended or wanted.
With all these events happening in her life she decides to visits Dr Jehangir Khan, played by Shah Rukh Khan for therapy. Sounds familiar? Of course, right ? Most of us can easily relate to this story.
Alia Bhatt’s Kaira makes you understand that it is so normal to disintegrate and how it could happen to the best of us and all the more vitally, how it’s alright, imperative rather, to look for treatment. It’s a malady and, as most different sicknesses, can be cured with the correct solution of viewpoint and comprehension. Indeed, even at understanding Kaira’s mental lopsidedness, the film never arranges it as ‘depression’— a word that is currently utilized as a sweeping term for any mental illness. You never want to mark Kaira’s condition, you don’t recognize what it is, all you know is you’ve felt the same sooner or later in life and you know how devastating it can be.
The film overflows out feel-great vibes. It makes you smile, laugh, shed a couple of good tears, feel cheerful, reevaluate about your own particular life, begin to look all starry eyed at Alia, become hopelessly enamored with SRK and experience passionate feelings for Alia once more. The wonderful cinematography, the interesting quotes ,the basic yet confused anecdote about existence and every one of the connections which join it, and to finish everything off, the area itself-Goa, is stirred up in a flawless mix of bliss and significance.
This film is worth watching, not for the sole motivation behind entertainment, but rather to have a new view at our own special lives, and maybe we can begin to live once more at the end of the day!
“Kabhi kabhi hume lagta hai ki kisi goal ko paane ke liye hamesha mushkil raasta chunna padta hai, and that we should punish ourselves. Lekin kyun? Easy raasta kyun nahi chun sakte? Jabki easy raasta easy hota hai.”
Dear Zindagi is a ‘big’ Bollywood movie that possesses the heart and spirit of a small, independent film. It is obviously that much the better for it. Zee Cinema is showing Dear Zindagi this Sunday 23rd April at 12 noon. We definitely recommend you to watch.