Directed By: Gauri Shinde
Starring: Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Ali Zafar, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor, Ira Dubey
Music By: Amit Trivedi
Rating: 2.5/5 Star (Two and Half Star)
Dear Zindagi is story of Kaira, a budding cinematographer in search of perfect life. Her encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective on life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life’s imperfections.
Alia as the free-spirited, emotional youngster, craving love shines all the way. The film belongs to her and she does full justice to her character, emoting effortlessly, making the audience empathize with her highs and lows. In fact, she almost single-handedly carries the film with a weak plot on her fragile shoulders.
Shah Rukh Khan as Dr. Jehangir Khan aka Jug, the “Dimaag-ka-Doctor”, lights up the screen with his charisma and persona, in an immensely likeable character he portrays, but has limited scope. He is still SRK and not the character on screen and his dialogue delivery still remains very Shah Rukh Khan.
The film belts out life lessons in abundance through verbose expositions, profound dialogues, some in conversations, but many in the therapy room, all of which make sense but tend to be repetitive beyond a point.