As the single propeller driven aircraft is hovering above 15,000 ft, Arjun (Hritik Roshan) is all charged up and ready to take the plunge. He shouts at Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) “Let it go Imraan. Just let it all.. Go!” And that was the point when I felt a strange sensation running along my spine. My heart skipped a beat and my fingers itched to just write it down..
Isn’t the most complex of problems are solved within a fraction of second, when you off-load the fear of outcome and free your mind to actually take some action on that.
In this particular scene, The “Three Musketeers”: Arjun, Imraan and Kabir (Akshay Deol) are sky diving in Seville, Spain.
ZNMD is a celebration of life. It spreads the message that the moment which you are experiencing right now, is the most important moment of your life. Seize this moment. Though this message has been broadcasted many a times in past (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, etc), Zoya Akhtar manages to showcase this ever green golden nugget in a very different, colourful, light-hearted and un-orthodox way. ZNMD whispers in the lyrics of Gulzar,
“Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyaan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum..
Nazar mein khwaabon ki bijliyaan leke chal rahe ho,
Toh zinda ho tum”
ZNMD confirms the fact that it’s your life and it’s all about your own choice.
Despite being a movie with a such a huge star cast, ZNMD manages to balance it out it an even way. Even the talented Spanish actress, Ariadna Cabrol has been given appreciable screen presence along with the likes of Hritik, Katrina, Kalki and Abhay Deol.
Not to mention Naseer sir, who throws in a powerful single screen monologue which just steals the limelight from these big stars. When he rolls in his ‘stuffed’ cigarette, which is the only smoking scene in the whole movie, and delivers the dialogues in a natural freestyle way, I couldn’t help but admire the person. So easily and effortlessly he transformed into the character is just marvellous. His character is a ruthless follower of his crazy dreams, even at the price of his family. And quite in-a-matter-of-fact way, he admits that infront of his son, Imraan.
The love chemistry between Arjun and Laila (Katrina Kaif) is smoky hot! The La Tomatina festival and the Ik Junoon song was picturized is an amazing way.
The film lacks in editing. Some of the portions of the movie could have been edited. The pace of the movie becomes slow at times, but maybe the director had some other plan.
If you wish to relive the fun-times you spent with your friends, then I will highly recommend this movie. You will love it.