Directed by: Gauri Shinde
Produced by: Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Gauri Shinde
Written by: Gauri Shinde
Screenplay by: Gauri Shinde
Starring: Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan
Music by: Amit Trivedi
Cinematography: Laxman Utekar
Edited by: Hemanti Sarkar
Production Company: Dharma Productions, Red Chillies Entertainment, Hope Productions
Distributed by: Red Chillies Entertainment
Release dates: 25 November 2016
Kaira (Alia Bhatt) is a budding cinematographer, who is in search for a perfect life. She accidentally meets an unconventional thinker Jag (Shahrukh Khan), whom she calls ‘jug’. He helps her to change her perspective towards life.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:
Gauri Shinde is an Indian ad-film and feature film director. Shinde has made her directional debut with the highly acclaimed English Vinglish (2012), which marked the comeback of actress Sridevi. Shinde featured in the Financial Times 2012 list of ’25 Indians To Watch’.She also featured on Rediff’s list of ‘Bollywood’s 5 Best Directors of 2012.’Her husband R. Balki is the director of acclaimed films such as Cheeni Kum (2007) and Paa (2009).
My Gut Feel and comments:
We are supposed to enjoy the good stuff now, while we can, with the people we love. Life has a funny way of teaching us that lesson over and over again – Sheena Easton.
Above seems to be the case if we evaluate the story line of Dear Zindagi where Alia Bhatt seems to be in a mess and then met Shahrukh Khan who changes her perspective of living life right way. The USP of this film is its director itself, Gauri Shinde who presents a story is a very simplistic way which audience do able to relate to in sweat way. Alia bhatt is looking superb , supporting cast seems appropriate and even Shahrukh has been projected understated, away from his shadow of typical larger than life character is generally plays. I liked him in Swadesh and Chakde where he played quite realistic characters.
Chances of this movie going wrong are minimal so one can expect a good movie which would be appreciated by multiplex audience for sure.
I would give this movie 3.5 star out of 5 stars, two days before the release.