When Dear Zindagi hits theatres this week, we’re going to see megastar Shahrukh Khan in the role of Jehangir Khan as a psychologist, and superstar-in-the-making Alia Bhatt as Kaira, who seems to have zero luck when it comes to romantic relationships. The movie is all about interesting twists in plot wherein SRK mentors Kaira on life and love. We take a look at what makes this film a must-see.
A female-driven story
Be it Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara or Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Bollywood has lots of movies where men assess their relationships. It will be interesting to see a female character’s views on life. According to a News 18 report, Shahrukh said, “We live in a man’s world unfortunately and we talk about feminism and women empowerment, but the beauty of this film is that it has been made by some very confident women.”
Shahrukh Khan in a mature role
He’s our favourite romantic hero, but it’s nice to see Shahrukh experimenting with characters that showcase his talent Jehangir aka Jug is reminiscent of SRK’s role in Chak De India. That film went down as one of SRK’s finest performances and we’re ready to see something similar in Dear Zindagi.
Do they fall in love?
The teasers have been evasive on this subject, but fans want to know if King Khan and Alia’s characters fall in love. If the song Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le is anything to go by, we might see Kaira falling in love with Jug. It will also be interesting to see the pair’s chemistry on screen for the first time.
A fresh plot
Quite like Gauri Shinde’s debut project English Vinglish, Dear Zindagi presents us with a fresh concept. Unlike most romantic movies, we’ve no idea whether the leads will fall in love, whether Kaira will end up with Kunal Kapoor’s character or whether if she’ll be happy alone. For a slice-of-life film, there’s a whole lot of suspense in it, thanks to its unique storyline.
It’s about life’s simple pleasures
Everyone is busy with their career, family, money and whatnot. Dear Zindagi is a reminder that we need to stop and enjoy the little things in life. Take a cue from Kaira and find happiness in things that we might think we’re too busy for – be it helping a stranger or splashing in a puddle.