Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - Notepad

wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

Life is one long vacation, if you can dare yourself to think of it that way. We are a generation that can afford to live life moment-by-moment. So, why aren't we. Go watch the film, before all the people who've loved it get you so excited about it that you are left disappointed.

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Plot Summary

A road trip. Three friends are off to Spain to close on a deal that they had promised themselves when they were in school - each will choose an adventure that the other two have to go along with.

What Worked

  • The excitement in the air before the show began. I love my 'first day first show' crowd.
  • The innocence with which Kabir (Abhay Deol) admires his friend Imran's (Farhan Akhtar) humor.
  • Hrithik Roshan's eyes, expression and body language in a scene outside a gym, where he meets his ex.
  • The thick, cold air between Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar and the chemistry that creates it.
  • Bagwanti! Such a participant she was. She told me how it was too much money for Imran, too little for Kabir (Abhay Deol) and whatever for Arjun (Hrithik Roshan).
  • Katrina Kaif's attempt at improving her diction.
  • Poetries in the background. Brilliant. When was the last time we had poetry read out by a character?
  • The fact that the movie is beyond male-bonding.
  • Hrithik Roshan doing the SRK-arms-spread action in a dance to the word mohabbatein.
  • The senorita song.
  • The drunken philosophies.
  • The cameos by the veterans. Won't give away their names. Such a fine example of how good actors can leave their mark in just 2-minutes of screen-time.
  • The hurt that "two people want different things" brings. Even if it is between a father and son.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Katrina Kaif pep speech. Blah! But was short, so that's good.
  • The standard silhouette shot of the four sky-divers going towards an airplane. But then again, the background music for that sequence had me in splits.