You know what’s the worst part of watching a movie at a theater?
It is the fact that, after 3 hrs you have to return to the real life. A life that not many of us can boast of as a great one!
Just returned sometime back from watching ‘Dear Zindagi’. I know! I know…I’m one of the last ones to have watched it. There were all of only 10 people in the the theater, that made it quieter & better to watch. This is the first time that I went for a movie without really reading anything about the film before hand, be it for what the story line was or listen to the songs before hand, the film ratings or even what was the genre of the film. I expected it to be a romance but it wasn’t, all I knew was that, there was to be a Shahrukh Khan and an Alia Bhatt.
Who knew Shahrukh Khan would act as DD – Dimag Ka Doctor (therapist) and Alia his patient of sorts. Like I have always said, I’m not too big on movies that make me think..and ‘Dear Zindagi’ did just that, so I’ll have to say that the movie stressed me out just a bit but seeing Alia on screen neutralized most of the stress 🙂 What I love most about Alia is that she is just herself on screen, she pulls off most characters with the utmost of ease and that makes me watch her movies. Performance wise, this is Alia’s best I feel (she is certainly getting better with every film) She rises above the screenplay and fits perfectly into Kiara’s character making it more believable. The songs are not that great but for the title which is good and ‘tu hi hai’ by Ali Zafar ( I thought that was a sweet song)
I’d give it a 3 star rating ***