Huh! This was an even better movie than I remembered! Managed to balance real feeling relationships and specific characters with broad comedy.
Don’t read the SPOILER review! Not if you haven’t watched the movie on Netflix yet. It’s SO GOOD. You should go over there and watch it. And in about half an hour I am reposting the No Spoiler review for you to read and convince you to watch it even more. But for those of you who have already seen it, here is the review all fun and convenient for us to comment on. Also, THANK YOU NETFLIX!!!! Teefa in Trouble is the best Christmas gift of all.
Don’t read the SPOILER review! Not if you have a chance of seeing the movie. There are a lot of delightful twists that are all the more fun for being surprises. Instead, read the no spoiler review here. Oh, and if you want to talk about Ali Zafar as a person, you can do that on my special post on him here.
First, if you want to talk about Ali’s personal issues, jump over to this post. I put it up specially so I could segregate Ali-the-person discussion from Ali-the-actor/director/producer. Separate from that, read this review and not the SPOILER review if you can’t see the movie! It’s a great film with a lot of surprising twists and deserves to be watched with fresh eyes.
I hate these controversies, because everyone gets very excited by the first statement, and then forgets to follow the story and loses track of the follow-up. And I don’t want my review of Ali’s new movie (which I LOVED) to get bogged down in going over and over and over this stuff. So let’s get it out of the way first.
Ha! I originally had a typo of there, making it “the heat of Alia’s dysfunction”. Which sounds kind of sexy, but also kind of sci-fi-y. And, maybe, this scene is “sexy” in that caring and sensitive men are always “Sexy”, but it’s not sci-fi-y at all. So I went ahead and fixed the typo. (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here)
If you care about the censor board’s opinion, they like Dear Zindagi. Personally, I don’t care at all, but I am kind of surprised by the extreme level of support they are giving it! Oh, and there’s also a new teaser. Oh, and the full album just came out! 7 days before the movie release. And no Ali Zafar songs in sight.
Yaaaaaaay! A full length song trailer!!!! It looks nice. And I kind of wonder if we are only getting this, a song trailer for a song already released, because of the behind the scenes drama.
Finally! Something HAPPY! Which is an odd thing to say about a film on the War on Terror including a sociopathic CIA agent, a homicidal and delusional Obama, and several varities of terrorists. But oh my gosh, it was FUNNY! Super super funny! Not as good as Tere Bin Laden, but nothing’s going to be that good. But it was in the same taboo-breaking nothing sacred territory.