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Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai – Movie Review

Pakistani film industry was once known for great dialogues, amazing stories, and family oriented dramas with significant entertainment value. That was 70’s and 80’s mostly. This Eid, Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai will be hitting the cinema screens in Pakistan. ZKHH has all those elements which will make you recall the 70’s and 80’s cinema, seriously. Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai is the second directorial venture of Anjum Shahzad (Mah-e-Mir being the first). It marks the debut of the main leads which include Sajal Ali, Feroze Khan and Jibraiyl Ahmed. Let’s see what ZKHH has to offer to its viewers.

Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai revolves around Zain (Feroze Khan) and Mahira (Sajal Ali) who accidently bump into each other and love blossoms; and soon they get married. Flash forward to seven years later where they are shown blessed with their son DoDo (Jibraiyl) who is the apple of their eyes, but now they don’t get along very well as husband and wife. Clashes and egoistic bursts result in multiple small break-ups leading to a major one when the custody of the kid is given to one of the parent by the court of law. What happens next is what makes Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai a movie to watch out for.

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Performance wise, it’s the the kid Jibraiyl who is the highlight of the movie. Jibraiyl is the true star of ZKHH. His dialogues are great and he performs them with immaculate expressions. The kid is impressive. Fezore Khan has strong screen presence, very photogenic and great physique but needs to work on his acting a little more. He is good as a debutante; easily far better than other new-comers in the last few years in Pakistani cinema. Sajal Ali is good in some scenes, but in many scenes she hams and screams. She looks cute and convincing but she needs to improve as an actress.

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Nayyer Ejaz is hardly bearable and Shafqat Cheema has a few scenes in which he over-acts. Music of ZKHH is good as it goes with the flow of the movie and mostly played in the background. Chulbul is a peppy number and leaves a mark. Ali Ali by Farhan Shah is the highlight, both in terms of singing and picturization. Sukhwinder Singh’s Kitni Baar is soothing.

ZKHH offers a story which is seen multiple times in the past, but it is done nicely. There are some loopholes in character building as the characters are somewhat confusing and not projected finely, which at times gives audience a feel that whatever is happing on the screen is a little abrupt. But that’s the characters’ demand. The climax is not close to reality, but it offers much of a drama to make it more engaging. The movie drags a little too but it’s worth a watch as it is one of the good movies of 2016.

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Go watch Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai with your family and loved ones. It’s a high dose of power-packed drama with little gestures and emotions projected on the screen.

  • Performances
  • Script
  • Direction
  • Music
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