Okay so I know I am about 2 years late with this but I didn’t get in to the wondrous world of blogging till now so I think I get a pass. For those that don’t know “ZNMD” (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) is a Bollywood movie that came out in July of 2011. A simple summation is that this is a coming of age story about three friends Kabir (Abhay Deol), Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) who made a pact that they would go on a trip where each person picks a crazy, adventurous sport that they want to do. The catch is that the other 2 can’t know about it until they get there so they can’t back out. So the setting of this film is Spain where the friends embark on Kabir’s bachelor trip. My goal of this post though isn’t to summarize and explain the movie, but rather to just give you the reasons as to why I love this movie (selfish, I know).
So about everyone who watches this movie will come away with a new appreciation for life because it truly makes you think about what you are doing with yours. It makes you appreciate the little things in life and forces you to see the small things. Another reason why this movie is in my faves list? The acting is superb and each character is relatable. They aren’t some far stretched figment of someone’s imagination, they are our friends, our neighbors and our co-workers. Each actor has a natural handle on their roles and nothing seems out of place. A true sign of a great movie is that the story and plot flow together seamlessly and even if there are minor holes you never notice them. This movie is so close to reality that it doesn’t allow room for plot holes. The story itself is a genuine portrayal of life and what so many of us go through on a daily monotonous basis.
I am not a critic, hell I don’t even like critics. I am just a true fan of this movie because it made me look at life differently. I just wanted to express how much this film meant to me in a public forum. Also I just watched this movie last night so I am pumped and filled with these crazy- life- changing- adventurous- thoughts right now! Seriously if you haven’t already, for some weird reason, go watch this movie, you won’t regret it.
Until next time