When the director of the touching and feel-good English Vinglish announced her next with Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan, the paparazzi went crazy, quite understandably. Even before the first look of the film was out, the film was more talked about than most films that spend crores on promotions. Gauri Shinde had the audience right where she wanted them – waiting with bated breath to find out what the movie was all about.
Well, we don’t need to wait any more. We already knew that Alia plays a cinematographer, Kaira, who finds a life coach in a ‘maverick’ therapist, played by Shah Rukh. The teaser or rather Dear Zindagi Take 1: Life Is A Game gives us enlightening glimpses into the personalities of their characters. Shah Rukh looks like a shaggy lion with his mane of wild hair, and Alia is at her bubbly best.
The introductory scene shows SRK’s character playing kabaddi with the waves, an act both natural and refreshing, and clearly Kaira thinks so, too. He seems to be a very hands-on therapist with unusual ways of treating his patients as he has her running towards the waves and cycling through open lanes while she bares her heart to him. And his methods seem to work as we see Kaira laughing, dancing on the roads, and hugging trees as the song ‘Love You Zindagi’ plays in the background. The film’s message comes through loud and clear – you have to make the most of the simple joys of life – which is a good point for any film to make.
If the teaser is anything to go by, this film is going to leave you with a smile on your face. But you don’t have to take our word for it – just watch it yourself.