Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - External Reviews

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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50 reviewers have given Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara an average rating of 4/5.0 (?)

35 yays
5 nays
10 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...None of our leading men look just 30. That unnecessary detail notwithstanding, the three heroes are a delight to watch.... full review

Thumbs up by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...one of its kind... full review

Thumbs up Best Of Bollywood ...One feels that there could have been more interesting lines and dialogues in the film in addition to everyday lingo used. The first half is a little slower than the second half... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...But that whole poetry recitation was a huge turnoff. It was so not these people. Am I saying that dudes don’t have a thing for Hindi poetry? Not at all. But with these dudes, I couldn’t buy this conceit. I just couldn’t.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Its not a film but a OSHO-nik kind of life teaching experience which needs to be watched by all as a must to learn the essential basics of LIVING. ... full review

Thumbs up by Amrita Tanna, Bolly Spice ...Although the movie isn’t a fresh and entirely original concept, it very much leaves you wanting to let go of your inhibitions, throw away your doubts, and face your fears but, most of all, it makes you want to LIVE… because you only live once.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Zoya chooses an attention-grabbing story and garnishes it well with moments that may seem straight out of a person's memoirs.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...The film has many touchy sequences but what touched my heart when the three boys are sitting together on their last day, drinking and singing ... full review

Thumbs up by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...Just what the Doctor ordered!... full review

Thumbs up by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...You'd want to watch it dobara!... full review

Thumbs up Daily Bhaskar ...The first part is little low on drama, as most of the time the stars are seen checking in and out of the hotels. Barring that, the movie is a very good watch.... full review

Thumbs down by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema ...ZNMD is a bit too dated to excite and too humdrum to engage.... full review

Thumbs up by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...Life is all about Moments... full review

Thumbs up by Yusuf, Desi Martini ...Live your life..Today... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Engaging Yet Distant... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...ZNMD is TLC meets Robin Sharma against the biutiful backdrop of Spain. It was designed to make you feel good and it achieves that.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...An enjoyable vacation... full review

So-So by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...good performances, music, Spain and of course, Farhan Akhtar in his element. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...The stars all act well—even Katrina Kaif. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Abhay Deol and Hrithik Roshan get the raw end of the writers' stick—neither Kabir nor Arjun have any exceptional qualities to endear them to us. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Hrithik, and Katrina Kaif in a smallish role, are as breathtaking as the exotic location they’re placed in... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...While their individual performances cannot be criticised, the chemistry amongst them is conspicuous by its absence.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...Abhay Deol delivers a fine performance. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Hrithik Roshan looked cool and smart in the film. Though his role did remind of Farhan’s character from Rock On.... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...It's been exactly ten years since fall, 2001, when Farhan's Dil Chahta Hai, a game-changer for Hindi films, brought to us the rich, carefree, well-kept metro-sexual man of the urban Indian multiplex. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...There are several scenes in 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' that make you want to pack your bags and gather your pals. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Yes, yes, cliches all, but shot with such sisterly care that the boys flourish in the female gaze. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...ZNMD is a well-shot road trip, which strings together a series of pretty picture card snapshots, whose characters do not spark or crackle except in stray moments. ... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Watch it for the performaces and the visual appeal.... full review

So-So by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...There are no real conflicts or predicaments; they suffer from designer angst beneath impeccably groomed exteriors.... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Hrithik, as usual, does a sincere job as a guy who goes through a painful transformation from being stiff workaholic to being openly emotional. ... full review

Thumbs up Mixed Bag ...Katrina Kaif as Laila, the diving instructor, has shown signs of improvement in acting. The chemistry between Katrina and Hrithik is unappealing and average... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...There is something about Abhay Deol, that allows him to slip beautifully into his sometimes wimpy, sometimes hilarious Kabir easily. ... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The understated, youthful ambience of the film allows the actors to be their own selves and they all do it without a hitch. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...akes male bonding to another level ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Farhan Akhtar deserves a special mention for his brilliant acting.... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...The movie has been brilliantly shot, thanks to the team of cameramen heralded by Carlos Catalan’s stunning cinematography... full review

Thumbs up by Bhavvik Sangghvi, Planet Bollywood ...Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy may not be of super hit variety; but the songs and the lyrics (Javed Akhtar) has a certain flavor which make them sound good to the ears. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shaikh Ayaz, Rediff ...the conversations come along easily; they act as fill-in-the-blanks, even as an instrument of smokescreens at junctures where the story appears weak. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...The boys are men pretending to be boys pretending to be men. The result is a group of actors being embarrassingly juvenile while trying to deal with just how badly miscast they all are. ... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...Zoya Akhtar’s trump card is in the creation of a zingy ambience.... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...ZNMD lacks the “naturalness” of the characters, especially Hrithik. I personally felt he’s too filmy to be in this kind of movie... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The underwater diving scene is shot in a slow, meditative style, almost as if there was nothing more to say in the film but this.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Lyrics penned by Zaved Akhtar( father of director Zoya and actor Farhan) are illustrious.... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The video of Senorita is celebratory. ... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...A good flick.... full review

Thumbs up by Nirmala N, The Cine Segye ...Stars are the ‘stars ‘of the movie.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazi, Times of India ...Added embellishments are the pacy dialogues (Farhan Akhtar), the magnificent poetry (Javed Akhtar) and the rich cinematography (Carlos Catalan) which transforms Spain into vistas of colour. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...The music is hummable but the choreography usually finds Abay Deol playing the part of 'Senorita'. ... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol share a wonderful vibe and are quite likeable on silver screen while Katrina Kaif floors you with her vivacity and Kalki Koechlin looks nice.... full review