Dear Zindagi - 2016 | AKA: Dear Life

25 Nov 2016DramaU/A
Dear Zindagi Film 2016 Poster
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The film is set in Mumbai and Goa. Kaira is a promising cinematographer. Fatima, Jackie and Ganju are her three best friends. Her cheerful life becomes a nightmare when the guy she loves, a film producer, Raghuvendra ends up engaged to someone else, and for whom she breaks up with a restobar owner, Sid, in between. Her landlord turns her out of her apartment because the building association wants to rent apartments only to married couples. This serves as a catalyst for her shift to Goa to live with her parents, a fact she detests. All this ends up with her spending many sleepless nights.

While in Goa she seeks out Dr. Jehangir Khan, a Goan psychologist after accidentally having heard him talk at a Mental Health Awareness Conference for her insomnia. Meanwhile, she meets a musician, Rumi, with whom she starts to develop feelings for but ditches before anything serious can happen. She also meets her younger brother, Kiddo. Matters with her family come to a head when Kaira bursts out at a family get-together and confronts her parents about their abandonment of her for years at her grandparents' house.

She finally narrates the story of her abandonment to Jug who tells her that she fears abandonment so much that she doesn't allow herself to commit in relationships for fear of being abandoned. He convinces her that she doesn't need to forgive her parents for abandoning her but she can as an adult see them as two regular people who made a mistake. He says, "Don't let the past blackmail your present to ruin a beautiful future." After this, Kaira makes an effort to reconcile with her parents and also works to finish her short film.

The movie ends with a viewing of Kaira's film where she meets a furniture dealer who might turn out to be a prospective lover.

Cast and Crew

Director(s): Gauri Shinde

Producer(s): Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Gauri Shinde

Starring(s): Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Ira Dubey, Yashaswini Dayama, Gautmik, Rohit Saraf, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Ali Zafar, Aditya Roy Kapur

Music by: Amit Trivedi

Story by: Gauri Shinde

Screenplay by: Gauri Shinde

Edited by: Hemanti Sarkar

Cinematography: Laxman Utekar


Other Name(s): Dear Life

EFW Scale: 4 4/5

Release Date: 25 Nov 2016

Other Release Date / Place: 23 Nov 2016 / North America

Genre(s): Drama

Certification: U/A

Language(s): Hindi

Country: India

Film Industry: Indian

Banner(s) and Studio(s)

Banner / Studio: Dharma Productions, Red Chillies Entertainment, Hope Productions

Distributed by: Red Chillies Entertainment

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