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Dear Zindagi Movie Review: The Film Belongs to Alia Bhatt and Not SRK

Shomini Sen | shominisen

Updated: November 25, 2016, 1:41 PM IST
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Dear Zindagi Movie Review: The Film Belongs to Alia Bhatt and Not SRK
A still from the teaser of 'Dear Zindagi'.

Gauri Shinde's directorial debut English Vinglish beautifully highlighted Indian's obsession for the English Langauge. With her second film, Dear Zindagi, which releases on Friday, it attempts to understand the millennials, and their lives.

Featuring Alia Bhatt in the central character, Dear Zindagi narrates the story of a 20 something working girl called Kaira who, after a series of heart breaks meets Jehangir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), a shrink. The slice-of-life film has been generating a lot of buzz ever since its first teaser came out, partly because of its interesting, quirky dialogues and also because of the uncanny pairing of SRK and Alia Bhatt.

The film is centered around Alia and it would be interesting to see if the young actress would be able to carry the film on her shoulder. The suppporting cast is also impressive as it boasts of actors Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Ali Zafar.

Will Gauri Shinde be able to connect with the audience once again? Will Alia Bhatt deliver yet another stellar performance? Will we get to see SRK the actor and not the star? Shomini Sen of was inside the theatre to find out.

9:50 AM: Tweet review of #DearZindagi in a bit. Stay tuned.

9:59 AM: #DearZindagi brings together @iamsrk and @aliaa08 together on screen for the first time.

10:02 AM: #DearZindagi is director Gauri Shinde's second film. Her directorial debut was #EnglishVinglish

10:30 AM: Kaira is gentle, kind yet flawed. That makes her very real. #DearZindagi

10:46 AM: 'Settle down kyu nahi kar leti ho beta?' how many times have we heard this line? #DearZindagi is so relatable

10:53 AM: First glance of @iamsrk is greeted by loud cheers in the hall :)#DearZindagi

11:02 AM: The first scene of @aliaa08 and @iamsrk together is so beautiful. And so well enacted. #DearZindagi

11:07 AM: It's a conversational film. So it takes time to establish the plot. #DearZindagi

11:08 AM: Alia Bhatt's monologue in the scene with @iamsrk is well done. #DearZindagi

11:24 AM: Ek kursi choose karne se pehle we see so many chairs, to ek life partner kaise easily choose kar le #DearZindagi

11:36 AM: This @AliZafarsays should sing more often. Tu hi hai sounds beautiful in his voice :) #DearZindagi

11:49 AM: Yeh romantic relations itne irritating kyu hote hai? Friends ke saath its so easy. #TrueThat #DearZindagi

11:52 AM: 'Har tooti hui cheez jodi jaa sakti hai' @iamsrk imparting life lessons one scene at a time. #DearZindagi

12:42 PM: #DearZindagi is not your usual Bollywood entertainer. But it will still strike a chord.

12:42 PM: There is so much in the film that you can relate to. There are so many things to take away #DearZindagi

12:43 PM: It's a conversational film and hence the pace may appear to be slow for some. But #DearZindagi makes little things in life beautiful

12:45 PM: #DearZindagi is not a Shah Rukh Khan film. It belongs to Alia Bhatt

12:46 PM: As Kaira @aliaa08 delivers yet another stellar performance. #DearZindagi

12:48 PM: #DearZindagi also has a brilliant supporting cast. From @kapoorkkunal to @AliZafarsays -all make their characters memorable.

12:50 PM: Despite the presence of a superstar like @iamsrk , the director doesn't let his star presence over power the story. #DearZindagi

12:52 PM: With a not so predictable end-thank god for that- #DearZindagi seems like our story. And that's why it's special

12:55 PM: #DearZindagi also gives fans @iamsrk the actor, minus the frills, songs and antics.

12:56 PM: .@iamsrk plays the charming, witty Jahangir Khan to perfection. #DearZindagi

12:59 PM: Watch #DearZindagi for Alia Bhatt because she is, like always, in top form.

12:59 PM: Also, watch #DearZindagi for Jahangir Khan. Because who better to give life lessons than the king himself. @iamsrk

1:00 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #DearZindagi. More movie updates to follow.

First Published: November 25, 2016, 10:07 AM IST
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