Director Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is celebrating twelve years of its release. The film starring actors Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin, gained cult status within a few days of its release.
Revolving around the theme of friendship and love, this slice-of-life movie made its way into millions of hearts across the country with the gamut of lessons it taught while triggering some major wanderlust in the millennials. So, here is what this flick taught us.
Make travel an essential part of your life
The movie tells us why travel should be an inextricable part of our life, and what it does to our hearts, soul and mind. The trip was not only refreshing for the trio but also therapeutic for them. It also gave us some major travel goals and thrilling ideas to have fun with our friends.
Overcome your fears
The movie highlighted how our fears stop us from living authentic lives. All three of them were harbouring concerns of different kinds throughout their lives. Their road trip across Spain, however, gave them a golden opportunity to introspect, face their fears, muster the courage to overcome them and eventually lead better lives.
The movie tells us why travel should be an inextricable part of our life, what it does to our heart, soul and mind. The trip was not only refreshing for the trio but also therapeutic for them.
The best thing about friends is that we have the freedom to choose them. No one can force friendships on us. The trio had united after a very long time. Since all three of them were dealing with issues of their own, it took some time for them to bury the hatchet and revive the same old bond that they used to share in college days. And once they did that, no one could stop them from pouring their hearts out to each other and reminiscing about the golden days of their life.
Seize the day
In a hurry to establish ourselves, we often forget to live in the present and cherish what life has given us. Hrithik Roshan’s character in the movie did exactly that. He hoarded money, slogged day and night, and dreamt of a luxurious life but forgot to value his friendships and relationships along the way. The pursuit of money shouldn’t take us away from our loved ones. It was during the trip that the realization dawned upon him that he should oust himself from the rat race and focus more on the simple pleasures of life. He finally learned how to seize the day.
Forgiveness makes you feel lighter. Forgiveness is an act of making yourself humbler. The movie showed why you should be quick at forgiving your friends. Everyone makes mistakes but when you forgive someone, you show them that your relationship with them is more important than their mistake
Forgiveness makes you feel lighter. Forgiveness is an act of making yourself humbler. The movie showed why you should be quick at forgiving your friends. Everyone makes mistakes but when you forgive someone, you show them that your relationship with them is more important than their mistake. Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) forgave Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) for his actions and this cemented their friendship further. He also forgave himself for not valuing life all those years.
Listen to your inner voice
Whether it was Laila’s (Katrina Kaif) decision to express her love to Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) or Kabir's (Abhay Deol) resolution to confess the truth to her fiance Natasha (Kalki Koechlin), the movie taught us why listening to your inner voice from time to time helps us resolve the dilemma we face in life. Our inner voice echoes our reality and ignoring it can digress us from the right path and hurt our near ones in the process.
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