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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - A Preview


        We have waited for this movie with lot of anticipation and excitement. A casting coup of sorts with few of the best technicians from the industry.
 
Release Date : 15 - July - 2011 

Basic Plot - Abhay is engaged to Kalki and he wants to go on a bachelor trip with his friends Hritik and Farhan before his wedding. All 3 of them set off on a road trip across Spain.Katrina meets them on their journey and what follows is an adventure of a lifetime.


Cast and Crew

Director - Zoya Akhtar made a confident debut with 'Luck by chance'. Though the movie did not go on to be a commercial success, it had enough good stuff in it to be noticed by the audience.

Story - Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar

Producer - Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's EXCEL Entertainment

Lead Actors - Farhan Akhtar, Hritik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif

Music - Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Lyrics - Javed Akhtar


Trailers

For all the expectations and excitement that people had about this movie, the first trailer was such a turn off! it seemed like a student's project put together in the last minute.At least, I didn't like it! Watch it below -


Then came a teaser of shorter duration but slick and stylish. Something that should have been released first. It did perfectly what a trailer should do. Give out enough details to get the viewer interested and hold back enough stuff to make it intriguing. Watch it below -




Song promo of 'Paint it red'



Song promo of  'Senorita' 



Music

Shankar Ehsaan Loy have had a bad couple of years or so. They are out of form, stuck in their stereotypic tunes and had to do something to break all the self imposed cliches.

They do something to regain their reputation here. The music brings back a touch of memories of 'Dil Chahta Hai'. Its fresh, soothing and youthful(is that a word ?). Javed Akhtar doesn't normally go wrong with his lyrics and he sticks to his class.

The album boats of at least 3-4 songs that are catchy and it remains to be seen how much impact the visuals will have on rest of the album.

Link to the wiki page on music - Click here

Listen to the songs online - Click here

Controversies

  • It was widely reported that the movie was having serious problem on the editing table. The director Zoya was having a tough time with the editors(or other way around) to get the movie edited according to her approach. For further read - click here to check the article in Open magazine by Rajeev Masand.  
  • Then we had the poster plagiarism story going all over the blogosphere. Here is what we pulled out -

            What do you think ?

Irrespective of the 'controversies', (we expect) this movie will be worth the money spent.

Final words


This movie has been in the news since the casting was announced and it would be an under statement to say that the people joining hands on this project made it more than exciting for all the movie fans to keep the anticipation up.

Its a movie that the fans have pateintly waited for and this is precisely what could take the movie down if it doesn't boast of a praise worthy script and premise. Fingers crossed!

Videos - Youtube
Information - Wiki

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