To cut a long story short
Life. Soul. Energy. Spirit. Friendship. It will bring you closer to life and living. Must watch!
The long story
So first the commercial bit. Yes, its a film about three friends who go on a road trip to have fun, and come back rediscovering who they really are. Sounds cliched. Yes it is. Three friends, road trip – Dil Chahta hai again? Not really. It’s got all the ingredients for a successful commercial film, and yet it stands apart from the crowd.
The movie has a soul, and a life of its own. It is a film about discovery and spirit. And yet, its much more than that.
Anyone who has struggled with the concept of living in the present will feel right at home here. Hrithik’s character struggles with his own identity, and is lost to the meaning of life. His preconceived notions of the material life are shattered with one life changing experience. Farhan’s character battles with his own identity as well, but in a different context. He is on a journey to find his roots.
And Abhay’s character – well, I don’t want to give it all away.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to state here that only a woman could have brought out the emotional side in these guys – and the woman in question here is Zoya Akhtar, the director. She’s right on the pulse of her characters, and her audience. Outstanding direction and screenplay by Zoya.
The music is given my Shankar Ehsaan Loy, and once again, their magic comes alive. Very youthful and summery tunes. I especially love Senorita, and the great amalgamation of Spanish lyrics with Hindi – fantastic.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, at the end of it, will probably leave you wanting more – more films like these! This film proves that the Indian film industry has the creativity and passion to make intelligent films. If only everyone thought like Zoya Akhtar. Kudos.