Dear Zindagi Movie Review | Critic Reviews

Dear Zindagi Movie Review

Dear Zindagi Hindi Movie Review

Total Reviews - 15
Average Rating - 5.7/10
Yes 👍 - 9
No 👎 - 3
Neutral - 3
Watchable? - 80%

Critic Reviews Dear Zindagi

  • Times of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-7/10
Feisty Alia, one of the better actors of the current generation, turns in a nicely nuanced performance. And SRK in his sober-avatar possessing infinite gyaan tempts you to seek out a therapist. If you’re in the mood to do some soul-searching this weekend, this film could do it for you.
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  • News 18 | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-4/10
The other admirable thing about the film is its attempt to root out the stigma attached to mental health and the shame associated with therapy. But these are small gifts in an overlong, disappointing film that misses its mark. I’m going with two out of five for Dear Zindagi. Honestly, it’s a slog.
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-6/10
Dear Zindagi bravely tries to ease the stigma around mental health. This is an important conversation to have. So Dear Zindagi is a bumpy ride but, all things considered, it’s still one worth taking — especially for the sheer pleasure of watching Alia soar.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-8/10
Dear Zindagi is a lovely picture, made with finesse and heart, and one that not only takes some stigma off the idea of seeking therapy, but -- in the most natural of ways -- goes a long way in making a viewer think of the people who matter most.
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-7/10
Dear Zindagi pulls at the heartstrings. It is also loaded with genteel humour. But what works above all is that the pop philosophy/psychology that underlines the drama at the film's core isn't the least bit pulpy.  Recommended without reservation.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6/10
Throughout, it does seem like the filmmakers are holding back from saying something more. Or they just say it, and step back anyway, making it look ever so slightly clumsy, and patchy in parts then.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-3/10
Dear Zindagi movie review: Both Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt show spark but the film needed a plot to hinge the performances. Too many dialogues that say too little take the joy away from the film.
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  • India Today | Review By -Ananya Bhattacharya Rating-6/10
As a complete film, Dear Zindagi is slow and gets plain boring at times. Alia tries her best to make you feel invested in her Kiara, but there's nothing even she can do after a point with long-winded monologues and so little action.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-6/10
Dear Zindagi picks its supporting cast with care. The actors impart tremendous believability to the steadily growing unrest in Kiara's household resulting in telling family scenes around typical desi requirements of a 'proper job' and ‘getting married' at the 'right age.'
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-4/10
If only Gauri brought better-etched characters and delved more into the emotional turmoils of her lead, this could have been a wonderful “slice-of-life” film with several messages to be lauded for. What she ends up with is a “could-have-been-amazing” film.
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  • DNA | Review By -Tushar Joshi Rating-5/10
Dear Zindagi feels like a long, unending conversation that leaves you feeling exhausted. We wish Dr. Jehangir's character had more appeal than the texture of his facial scruff.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-5/10
Dear Zindagi tries to hammer into our heads how important mental health awareness is, through a story that’s sadly not very powerful. For life lessons and Shah Rukh may be, but otherwise not a ‘must watch’.
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  • Bollywood Life | Review By -Sreeju Sudhakaran Rating-7/10
Dear Zindagi will definitely appeal to you if you love slice of life film. A little bit of trimming here and there would have been good, and it is not a typical Bollywood movie. However that shouldn’t stop you from not witnessing one of Alia’s best performances and SRK being his charming best.
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  • Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-7/10
But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying this feel-good drama. If you are looking for a heartwarming, sensitive film about troubled twenty-somethings, then make a date with Dear Zindagi. You won’t live to regret it.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -BH Review Rating-5/10
On the whole, DEAR ZINDAGI comes across as a slow-paced cerebral and contemporary slice of life tale about the challenges today’s generation of girls face in a rapidly shifting landscape.
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Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Ira Dubey, Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Angad Bedi, Aditya Roy Kapur
Gauri Shinde
Gauri Shinde
Gauri Shinde
Laxman Utekar
Amit Trivedi
produced by: 
Gauri Khan, Gauri Shinde, Karan Johar
Comedy, Drama
149 minutes
censor certification: 

Plot Synopsis
Dear Zindagi is a drama film directed by Gauri Shinde, starring Shahrukh Khan and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.

Dear Zindagi is the story of Kaira(Alia Bhatt), a budding cinematographer in search of the perfect life. A chance encounter with Jug(Shahrukh Khan), an unconventional thinker, helps her gain new perspective about life , as she discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections.

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