Shah Rukh Khan shows us why he is King Khan. Shah Rukh Khan shows us why he is King Khan.
Alia Bhatt has a meaty role to play. With a character filled with varied emotions that demand a solid performance, she has done a great job playing Kaira, a talented cinematographer struggling to find the break she needs to make it big. Her variations and expressions are commendable.
Shah Rukh Khan shows us why he is King Khan. The film has him playing a therapist Jehangir, who helps people out with their problems using his unique ideas. He has a subtle yet strong character that becomes likable by one and all, thanks to the skill he holds.
The film is a visual treat and cinematography by Laxman Utekar is mesmerizing. The music is apt and so are the cuts. The strength of the film is the realistic approach it holds right from the first frame. There is barely any exaggeration and this is apt for a film which is about life.
Dear Zindagi throws a lot of questions at the way women are written off for choosing more than one man for their entire life and the chair theory by Shah Rukh Khan has a lot of depth and meaning attached to it. The climax has an SRK special, expert dialogue about how one can have any kind of a relationship with another and romance is just one of them.