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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

ZindagiNaMilengiDobara2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) is a 2011 Bollywood coming-of-age film, directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment. The film features an ensemble cast including Hrithik Roshan as Arjun, Abhay Deol as Kabir and Farhan Akhtar as Imraan. It also stars Katrina Kaif as Laila, Kalki Koechlin as Natasha, and Ariadna Cabrol as Nuria along with Naseeruddin Shah making a special appearence. Initially expected to hit theatres on 27 May 2011, the release of the film was pushed back to 24 June, and once again to 15 July due to technical glitches in post-production.Made on a budget of 55 crore (US$12.1 million), the film was shot in Spain, the UK, India, Egypt and Morocco.

The story follows three friends, Arjun, Imraan and Kabir, who have been inseparable since their childhood. They set off to Spain on a bachelor trip and meet Laila, who falls in love with Arjun and helps him overcome his problem of workaholism. Kabir and his fiancée experience significant misunderstanding in the meanwhile, which they soon overcome. After solving the problem, the three friends go to locations in the country where each friend chooses a sport for the group to attempt.

The music and score is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. The film had a worldwide release in 1800 screens and was a critical and commercial success. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara grossed 153 crore (US$33.66 million) worldwide and is the eleventh highest grossing Bollywood film. After its theatrical run, the film was nominated for several awards in various categories and won many of them.

Plot

At the beginning of the film, Kabir (Abhay Deol) proposes to Natasha (Kalki Koechlin). Their families meet at the engagement party. At the party, Natasha learns that Kabir is planning a three-week bachelor road trip to Spain with his school friends Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun (Hrithik Roshan). Kabir explains that the three have a long-standing pact, and that during the road trip, each of them will have to pick an adventure sport, which all three will try together. Initially, Arjun is reluctant to take part in the trip due to his workaholism and obsession with money. It is later revealed that Arjun’s ex-girlfriend left him due to this reason. Imraan has an additional personal agenda on the trip—to find his biological father Salman Habib (Naseeruddin Shah), an artist in Spain.

The trio set off to Spain, where they plan to visit Costa Brava, Seville, and Pamplona. On the way to Costa Brava, Imraan and Kabir find it annoying that Arjun works even during the trip and run into a misunderstanding, which ends up in a violent argument. After getting consoled and reaching their destination, they meet an American—Indian named Laila (Katrina Kaif) in a beach. Imraan flirts with her and makes Arjun jealous. Kabir reveals that he has chosen deep sea diving as their first sport, and they later find that Laila is their diving instructor. Arjun, who cannot swim and is aquaphobic, receives assistance from Laila. She helps him overcome his fears and finish the sport successfully. Upon a request by Laila, they attend the La Tomatina festival held in Buñol with her and meet Nuria (Ariadna Cabrol). Meanwhile, Natasha becomes suspicious of Kabir’s involvement with Laila and crashes his bachelor party trip. Imraan spends time with Nuria, and Arjun with Laila. After the boys leave, Laila realizes she has fallen in love with Arjun and chases them on a bike, not wanting to regret their partition if they don’t meet in future. She and Arjun express their feelings for each other with a passionate kiss.

Arjun, Imraan and Kabir visit Seville for sky diving, as per Arjun’s choice. During the task, Imraan is forced to confront his acrophobia and hesitates to take part. However, they complete it without any obstacles. After skydiving, the three men go to a bar and get into a fight with a stranger on whom they had tried to pull a prank. They are jailed after the fight. Salman, Imraan’s father, bails them out and takes them to his home. While speaking to Imraan, Salman reveals that he never wanted the responsibility of a married life with kids, while Imraan’s mother did, which is why he never contacted Imraan. Kabir admits to Arjun and Imraan that he is not ready for marriage, but is reluctant to call off the wedding for fear of breaking Natasha’s heart.

The trio leave for the bull run in Pamplona. Imraan suggests they make a pact to make a promise if they survive the event. Imraan vows to publish his poetry, Arjun vows to go to Morocco with Laila and settle with her, and Kabir promises to tell Natasha that he is not ready to marry her. As they complete the event, the friends gain a renewed sense of their relationships with each other, with others they know, and with themselves.

As the credits roll, Imraan, Kabir, Nuria and Natasha are shown attending the wedding of Arjun and Laila in Morocco, where it is revealed that Kabir and Natasha did not marry.

Cast

Hrithik Roshan as Arjun
Abhay Deol as Kabir Dewan
Farhan Akhtar as Imran
Katrina Kaif as Laila
Kalki Koechlin as Natasha
Ariadna Cabrol as Nuria
Naseeruddin Shah as Salman Habib
Deepti Naval as Rahila

Sound Tracks

“Señorita”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Maria del Mar Fernández
Music Label T-Series

“Señorita – Remix”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Maria del Mar Fernández
Music Label T-Series

“Dil Dhadakne Do”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Suraj Jagan, Joi Barua
Music Label T-Series

“Der Lagi Lekin”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Music Label T-Series

“Ik Junoon (Paint It Red)”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani, Ehsaan Noorani, Alyssa Mendonsa, Gulraj Singh
Music Label T-Series

“Ik Junoon (Paint It Red) – Remix”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani, Ehsaan Noorani, Alyssa Mendonsa, Gulraj Singh
Music Label T-Series

“Khwabon Ke Parindey”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Mohit Chauhan, Alyssa Mendonsa
Music Label T-Series

“Sooraj Ki Baahon Mein”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Loy Mendonsa, Dominique Cerejo, Clinton Cerejo
Music Label T-Series

“Toh Zinda Ho Tum”
Written by Javed Akhtar
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Performed by Farhan Akhtar
Music Label T-Series

Reviewed by ChathuRangA on 29 February 2012

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