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On this day, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ re-defined friendship and life for our generation

Friendships are fragile; one moment they are strong, and the other moment the thread barely hangs on. We all have had love-hate moments with our besties, where a feud of the past has affected the present, but with time, comes maturity. Time heals relations, gives one the power to forget and forgive, and embrace the ones we truly care about. And that was all, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ was about.

The movie hit the screens on July 15, six years ago, and redefined friendship goals and brought to foray the genre of bromance once again, after ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ had revolutionised it in 2001. The trivia? While ‘DCH’ was the one created by Farhan Akhtar, this time reigns were in the hands of his sister Zoya Akhtar’s creative horses who brought this amazing story of three friends, on celluloid, with Farhan as one of them. (Also Read: When Rohit Shetty’s slapstick comedy franchise ‘Golmaal’ made its foray on celluloid…)

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While we saw a carefree Akash (Aamir Khan), a silent Sid (Akshaye Khanna), and an adorable mediator Sameer (Saif Ali Khan), here, the ones holding the command were different, more mature, and more relatable, for our generation. Many touted ‘ZNMD’ to be a travel venture, a picturesque outing which would be soon forgotten, but it turned out to be a journey of friends that we cherish till date.

We could all relate to Arjun’s (Hrithik Roshan) hunger for money and love alike, while giving prominence to the former, and not living at all. We identified with Imraan’s (Farhan Akhtar) quest to find himself, his identity, the way he hid is pain behind his humour and penned it all down. We were all Kabir (Abhay Deol), when he had to bow down to a promise he made out of sheer obligation, and when he did not know how to escape from the same. (Also Read: Hrithik Roshan speaks about the sequel of ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’)

‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ was not just a movie of the riches and their travels, it was a lesson of renewed friendship, an introspection which we all need, at some point of time, in our lives, and most importantly, that we get just one life, and we better use it wisely. And we can’t thank the team of the movie enough, for bringing this beautiful story in our lives.

Here’s raising a toast to it, in the words of Imraan,

Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum!

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