Zoya Akhtar’s classic take on life and friendship – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) – completes nine glorious years on July 15 this year but the movie still continues to hold the same freshness and exuberance among the cinema lovers across the globe even today.
Besides the movie scoring supremely well in all aspects, be it brilliant story-telling and direction, superlative performances, exotic locales and apt music (which uplifts your mood instantly), most importantly it was Zoya’s second directorial venture and was hugely appreciated for pulling off a multi-starrer featuring Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin among other renowned actors.
The humongous success and encouraging response to the movie has certainly made Zoya made one of the most sought after and admirable filmmakers of Bollywood. There is no denying that Zoya is a pioneer when it comes to thinking outside the box and delivering the best of content, be it Dil Dhadakne Do, Lust Stories and the Gully Boy to name a few.
Focusing on unadulterated friendship, ZNMD spoke heart-to-heart with all of us and taught us so much with its simple narrative yet memorable dialogues. From living life to the fullest to overcoming your fears and valuing time and friends over money… the movie has been an eye-opener for those stuck in their daily routine and workaholic life.
Zoya is credited to be one of the most accomplished filmmakers who are responsible for shifting the paradigm of the Indian film industry towards a more content-driven approach.
The director also dabbles in the OTT space, thereby providing the audience with awe-striking series. She has revolutionized the Indian film industry with her highly effectual and impactful content not only on the silver screens but also, on the OTT platform.