Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara celebrates 10 years today (wow has it been THAT long?!) and it is safe to say that we are still not over it. The iconic bromance between Kabir, Farhan and Arjun gave us a complex, psychologically and financially. Seriously, how rich were they?
The cast was beautiful in every way and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara embodied the spirit of childhood friendship, scenic road-trips and summer flings, however, that wasn’t the only reason we loved it.
Here are 8 Real Reasons why we loved Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara :
1. The amazing Diamond Biscuit Jingle
Let us be real, this jingle has become synonymous with Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and will forever be hailed as the “Washing powder Nirma” of Bollywood. Hrithik Roshan creepily exclaiming “waah waah” in a weirdly deep voice was the cherry on top. You’re singing it in your head right now aren’t you? Toing? Toing.
Was Bagwati a symbol of Farhan’s psychological insecurities? Maybe. Was she an outlet for his inhibitions? Maybe. Was she absolutely iconic and more stylish than 99.99% of us? Absolutely. Bagwati was arguably Farhan’s (and even our) true love and was treated with utmost tenderness. Her presence in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was needed and extremely important. Plus she made a great Wingman. Wingwoman? Wingbag?
3. “Puerto Entrar, por favor”
GUTS. This line was the embodiment of GUTS. In an age where #MeToo is more prominent than ever and women are finally opposing the centuries of patriarchy, Farhan’s attempt to co-shower with someone he just met (literally a few hours back) could have had devastating consequences, but he was brave enough to give it a shot, and it worked very well for him.
4. Senorita and its whole vibe
Did you know that the song Senorita was actually sung by Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol? Listen closely and you’ll hear their voices! Senorita was such a fun song, and the confluence of Bollywood with Spanish music was incredible. Everything from the composition, lyrics, choreography to the chemistry between them all was such a great vibe. It really makes you want to drink tequila and dance with a handfan.
5. The gospel of “CHEE”
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara revolutionised the word “chee”. Everytime it was said it conveyed a new version of disgust and we loved it. Plus, how did they actually make “chee” sound classy? It sounded so bougie when Natasha and Arjun said it! After seeing this movie, our use of “chee” has increased, and as Indians, we should be proud of that.
6. The Tomatina Festival
Only a song like “Ik Junoon” could have made swimming in a pool of crushed sticky tomatoes mixed with human fluids seem like extreme fun. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara romanticized the Tomatina Festival, so much so we actually forgot about Holi. It was so well shot and beautifully shown! Plus it was the only part of the movie where Hrithik Roshan took off his shirt so…
7. Moshi Moshi
Three things: Skype, Japanese School Girl and Annoyed Arjun. That is all.
8. Coming of (middle) Age
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was a coming of age movie despite the characters being in their mid-30’s. If you notice, each and every person in the movie grew to become a happier and more fulfilled version of themselves without being preachy and obnoxious about it. It really taught us that you don’t get a second chance at life, so make the one you have count, and we loved that about the movie.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara will never cease to amaze us, and everytime we watch it, we feel happier, lighter and more emotionally stable. It isn’t a movie, but a hilariously sentimental roller coaster that we love to ride over and over again.
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‘Real Reasons Why’ is a series of articles that reveal the actual, underlying reasons our favourite movies, TV shows, songs, and personalities are really our favourite. It is the ultimate, truthful throwback to some of our beloved memories.
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