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.
MY REVIEW: Love, Friendship and Life
Zoya Akhtar returns after a solid debut with Luck By Chance and sweeps you off with her knowledge of human psyche. The movie is packed with picture perfect cast and this cast gives their best shot. But the real hero of movie is Zoya only, packing movie with loads of broamnce, soulful lyrics by his father Javed Akhtar, calmness, metamorphism and making justice to the title of the movie.
If you think her brother Farhan Akhtar gave best work on youth movies with Dil Chahta Hai, then Zoya makes sure she fills the movie with Dil Chahta Hai moments entirely. Abhay Deol is natural. Hrithik is perfect as ever. But Farhan surprises you in both humorous and emotional scenes. The scene where he meets his father is the perfect example of his capability as an actor. Naserrudin Shah makes a perfect cameo. Katrina is convincing as free bird and Kalki makes the good use of her short role.
The movie asks you to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, friendship, love and the importance of life.