Guest Post: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

So a fellow blogger of mine, who runs a totally brilliant, philosophical and inspirational blog, under her pseudonym, WarriorWearingSneakers is here to talk about her favorite movie, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Which is incidentally also one of my favorite Bollywood films of recent times. So without much ado handing it over to WWS.

‘Ello, you guys, I’ve been granted the honour of doing a guest review for Moviemphetamine, and I’ve chosen my favourite film of all time, the uh-may-zing Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. A rare philosophical treat for the quintessential youth, it leaves you with a warm happy feeling when you exit the theatre. The icing on the cake of the movie, what keeps it afloat, in my opinion, is of course, the inspiring and hilarious Farhan Akhtar. From realistically quivering with acrophobia to youthfully frolicking around with his friends on a fantastic road trip, his character was the most realistically spun of all. What gets you about ZNMD is not the beautiful scenery, nor the exhilarating feeling of being on a road trip brought to life. It’s the friendship, the friendship that gives an interesting spin to all ups and downs, a friendship that makes all of us believe in the beauty of having true companions. The subplot or romantic pairings bring in a fresh new aspect, ridding themselves of clichés, and displaying realistic scenarios. Hrithik Roshan, of course, essays his part of a workaholic smoothly, but if I speak as a critic, it could have been slightly better. The poetic script to the movie is what makes me love it so much. The diary entries, the cheesy and lame jokes that our friends often crack, and the ending, sails the movie to a whole new level of beautiful. The festivals, the happiness portrayed in them, makes you smile to yourself. ZNMD makes you believe in the magic of everything, about how moments are to be lived to their fullest. It makes you believe in the magic of life.

Just to show how totally brilliant it is, here’s some poetry from the movie:

Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho;
Toh zinda ho tum!
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho;
Toh zinda ho tum!

Hawa ke jhonkon ke jaise aazad rehna seekho;
Tum ek dariya ke jaise, leharon mein behna seekho.
Har ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahein;
Har ek pal ek naya samaa dekhe ye nigaahe.

Jo apni aankhon mein hairaniyan leke chal rahe ho;
Toh zinda ho tum!
Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho;
Toh zinda ho tum!

If you have eagerness in your heart;
it means you are alive,
If your eyes are filled with dreams;
it means you are alive

Learn to be free like the wind,
Learn to flow freely like the river,
Embrace every moment with open arms,
See a new horizon every time with your eyes,

If you carry curiosity in your eyes;
it means you are alive,
If you have eagerness in your heart;
it means you are alive…

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