Producer : Gauri Khan , Gauri Shinde and Karan Johar
Writer & Director : Gauri Shinde
Production House ; Red Chillies , Hope Productions and Dharma Productions
Cast : Alia Bhatt , Shahrukh Khan , Ali Zafar , Kunal Kapoor , Ira Dubey , Angad Bedi
Overview : Dear Zindagi is a different take on life from the lens of youngsters of today
Story Line : The story revolves round Kyra (Alia Bhatt) , who is a young and aspiring cinematographer who is full of life , but in case of her love life , she is totally messed up . She had her share of boy friends but something stops her from commiting to a relationship . She has screwed up relations with her boyfriends and parents too , She reached the height of frustration when a recent boyfriend and collegue Raghuvendra (Kunal Kapoor ) broke up with her due to her immaturity , this lands her up in Goa her parents home , there in n conference she meets Jahngir Khan (Shahrukh Khan ) who is a physcologist , she \reaches his doorstep and joins couuselling session with him . the had an interesting sessions with him . Jahngir guides her and manages to reach the root cause of her problem which was connected with her childhood . She had a fear incorporated in her that whoever she loves , leaves her , that’s why she was scared to go into relationship . Will Jahngir be able to help her overcome her fear , will she be able to come out of her frustration is for the audience to watch .
Performances : Alia Bhatt is a bundle of talent , she has done her role with ease totally connecting with the character . Moments of love , frustrations , emotions etc she has potrayed beautifully .
Shahrukh Khan has done his role as mentor perfectly , the role suits him totally . Kunal Kapoor , Aili Zafar , Ira Dubey have done their role perfectly .
Script Review and Director Analysis : The script is lacking and dragging , with not much scope of a story . Though the director tries to send across a message that today’s young generation needs to overcome their fears and enjoy life .. After English Vinglish there were lots of expectations from Gauri Shinde , but with this movie she fails to give a good story and lacks entertainment
Final Words : Once watch . Appealing more to more urban youngsters
Ratings : 2.5*/5*