'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaraa' is a sweet, harmlessly fun buddy drama which unfolds at a luxurious pace. The road trips here become the unforgettable journeys of life and life itself is a harmonious concoction of enjoyment and comraderie. Although the script has little to rely upon, and the performances too aren't as solid as they SHOULD have been, but Zoya Akhter makes it work with her light, warm observation. She doesn't overstuff the film with ridiculousness and gives it a hint of beauty and garnishing of romance. Go watch 'ZNMD'. I had a smile plastered on my face watching it.
Zoya Akthar's Best Work..It Maybe Lot Inspired From DCH But I Hv Liked It More Than DCH.Such A Fun Film Full Of Joy,Family, Heartbreak,Friendship, Fear And What More.
Tries too hard
To me, this movie is the classic case of 'trying too hard'. While I respect Zoya Akhtar's skills as a filmmaker, ZNMD was just three hours of 'in your face' piled on coolness on a somewhat age inappropriate cast. It was 'Dil Chahta hai' on a sugar rush. Practically the same story if you boil it down (which makes me wonder if Farhan was the ghost writer/director) minus the amazing spontaneity of the earlier film and its awesome characters that you could relate to. The female characters are all shallow - she is either the jealous girlfriend and a diamond digger (Kalki) or an impossibly cool scuba diving instructor who also rides motorbikes and always dresses like she is on the cover of Vogue (Katrina) . The guys themselves don't have too many shades of grey either. Overall quiet an annoying experience for me. The only respite was the great music.