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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

"Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" (English: Life Won`t Come Again) is a road movie starring three male leads - Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar. Six months after Kabir meets Natasha, they are engaged to be married. He plans an extended bachelor party to Spain with two of his best friends since high school, Imraan and Arjun. But Arjun is tied up with work so Kabir blackmails his friend with emotions as well as sweet talks. The boys soon set off on a journey that was meant to happen four years ago. During the road trip, the boys do many activities such as ultimate sports of their choice. The three boys eventually go their separate ways and meet up again in Barcelona before going off on another adventure.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG
Release Date: 15 Jul 2011
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Distributor: NETWORK2009(s) PTE LTD
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Format: NA

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Writer: Janak

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Watch this if you liked: “Dil Chata Hai”, “Rock On” and "3 Idiots”

Adventure trips and soul-searching films are always a good watch. Whats more if it combines with a youth theme that makes the new generation films very appealing to audiences. "Zindagi Milenge Na Dobara" (Translation: Life Will Not Come Again) has all the essence that makes the film different and refreshing.

Kabir (Abhay Deol) and Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) persuade their good friend Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) on a road trip to Spain to get away from their routine working life. On the trip, they bump into Laila (Katrina Kaif), a free spirited girl who believes that a man only should be in a routine when they are dead. She teaches them how to enjoy life and during this time, she starts to develop feelings for Arjun, but is not ready to commit to it seriously. As the story moves forward, the three friends enjoy life to the fullest hoping to leave reality behind.

The film plot is quite amusing and has a simple plus memorable story that revolves around three male leads. The screenplay by Reema Kagti manages to stay on course all the way through to the end, although the narrative pace isn't what it strives for. The pace in the first half of the movie moves quite steadily and as the film progresses, the pace gets better. Director Zoya Akhtar brings a gentle wit in the storyline and some degree of fresh storytelling that makes a very entertaining watch.

Music director Shankar-Ehsan-Loy gives a gentle and melodious soundtrack as the three leads lend their respective voices in all the songs. Cinematography by Carlos Catalan in regards to the landscape scenes of Spain, London and Morocco are well shot, while the effects of the film are well placed as well. Sadly, the much talked about long smooching scene between Hrithik and Katrina did not pass our local censor board.

Overall, the film will remind one a lot of "3 Idiots" and "Rock On" which will leave the audiences with a big smile after leaving the cinema despite it trying to cater for a more mature and cinema literate audience. With that said, the film will still encourage one to start enjoying life one day at a time, and focus on those who are truly living in the moment.

Cinema Online, 28 July 2011
   
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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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