Lokpal Na Milega Dobara
Ok, that’s a rather tacky title. I’ll be the first to admit that. But jokes apart, the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has some interesting takeaways for most people. So I couldn’t resist the title. This movie is about three friends who decide to reconnect and go on a road trip across Spain. There is plenty of banter, some hilarious comedy combined with some clever dialogues that make the film truly enjoyable, though it was a little over-stretched, especially towards the end. Hrithik Roshan plays Arjun, a workaholic financial broker, who wants to rake in all the moolah he possibly can by the age of forty and then take it easy. Farhan Akthar plays the role of Imran, a free-spirited advertising copywriter, while Abhay Deol plays Kabir, who runs a construction business and is engaged to be married to an interior designer.
During this road trip across Spain, they meet a half-British, half-Indian girl, Laila, played by Katrina Kaif. Laila and Arjun hit it off despite their general difference in outlook towards life. The film essentially highlights the importance of seizing the day and living in the present rather than planning for a future that may never exist. It also illustrates how breaking out of our day-to-day routines and doing something completely different for a while helps one get out of the rut, so to speak, and view the world with a different perspective and in a totally new light. Arjun, for instance, realizes that there is more to life than just making money. Kabir comes to the realization that he does not have to follow through on a commitment just because he was caught in a situation merely by circumstances.