Dear Zindagi

Synopsis: This is the story of Kaira, a budding cinematographer in search of perfect life. A chance encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain new perspective about life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life's imperfections.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Gauri Shinde
Production: Dharma Productions
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
151 min


Priya, listen to me

Let go of me

You always do this,

it's always other women

I didn't mean to hurt you

Every time you say the same thing

You know how much I love you

Please, listen to me

I love you so much


Kaira, good for you?

Guys we'll do one more

We got this shot right?

We are running out of time, we don't

have permission for the whole day...

Kaira has a nice idea,

we'll do one more

What's the point of finishing

on time if we don't get a good shot?

Look, no respect for producers

Especially these new

cameramen... sorry... women

Come on, hurry up, let's do this!

Fatima, we are going to change the guy

You want the other guy?

He's got to look a little sexy

Get the camera


Got that?


Superb execution!

Good shot

I shot it at 48 frames,

speed up the end if you like

I'm going to take a

plate of the building now

Saw the shot Raghuvendra?

That one expression of the girl

checking out the passing guy says so much

I wish I had met Kaira earlier, I

would have shot the whole film with her

I got that

It's a wrap guys! Thank you!

Told you, don't have to carry my bag

I'm so sorry

Your mom called on

my cellphone earlier...

you never pick up yours...

please call her back,

before you take off

I will, you enjoy your mini holiday

You could have enjoyed

Singapore with us...

but you wanted to

fly with someone else

Shut up

Go go

I tried to upgrade you, couldn't do it


Hi guys what can I get for you?


- Coke

Just Coke?

I drink only on two occasions,

when I am in love and when I am not



Kaira, everything okay?

As in we're good right?

What are you talking about,

what happened to us?


Raghuvendra, I want to

shoot an entire feature film...

enough of this patchwork

I mean I can't keep waiting

for other cameramen to fall ill...

no one will even know

that I've shot this scene

I want to shoot my own film

You will

Who wouldn't want to work

with a hot DOP like you?


Is that my only talent, seriously?


Don't talk to me

Of course you're talented...

You are shooting so many

ads...earning good money

Ads and all are fine

I want to shoot a film

You will, you will, soon

And you're so young, I mean...

you wear zero number

glasses to look older

Excuse me?

If actresses can be at their peak at

a young age then why not technicians?

Have you heard of the word 'Patience'?

No I haven't, tell me about 'Patience'

Pick up...

pick up the cook's call...

if you want I can

just go and come back

He is not a cook,

he is the owner of a restaurant

Not even a cook?

That shot was your idea right?

Girl with guy, checking out other guy?

Inspired from life?

Listen Kaira...

you take my seat, I'll take yours...

I can sit in Economy class,

no need to sacrifice

Your long legs won't

fit in there anyway

That is true

It is very true

Yes Mom, it was good

Can't talk now,

the plane is going to take off



can I come up?

I'm really tired


I'm busy, but I'll see you


Didi! (Sister)

You've become so fat!

L-low was your flight'?

Your mother called 3 times

You are so sweet Alka

Thank you!

Do you want coffee

or shall I serve breakfast?



this guy is so cute

Was cute!


I don't find him cute anymore...

just take down his photo

I just put it all in perfect order

Now it's perfect

So then, how was your trip'?

It was good

Just good?

Okay, great

You look beautiful sweetheart

Sorry, I'll just...

No it's okay, go ahead

meet them I have to go pee anyway

Table for 4 please?

I'm sorry guys,

we have a strict dress code

No shorts and slippers please

Come on, it's his birthday

I'm sorry, wish I could

But she's wearing shorts!

It's okay for girls, I'm sorry guys

Just this once, only for you

Next time I'll come along

on shoot with you, as your caterer

What do you say?

I slept with Raghuvendra

I should go...


I'm sorry

What are you doing!

It's all good!

It's okay, it's all good...

Hey look, Sid!

Sh*t! Where?

That's not Sid, Jackie

He looked so much like him...cute

Poor thing, nice guy he was

Really nice

Little too nice for you right?

Oh my God! This jacket!

It reminds me of school,

our 'Famous Five' gang

Was that the 8th or 9th grade?

10th grade, same one

See, I can have a long

term relationship too

Yes, with things

So are we things too?

Yes, you are a thing


Have you gone blind in love?

Am I invisible?

We said sorry

Staring into her eyes!

They are a couple

'Oh my coochie coo'

'So sweet I love you'...

The same rubbish crap it's irritating

What are you doing?

Go to hell!

Stupid! Hate couples!

Are you guys here to help

me or to do a comedy show?


Guys I have a deadline, I have

to show the director the costumes


Raunak do you need help?

Listen, I've to go,

I have my 'BD' appointment

What's this 'BU?

'Brain Doctor', my therapist

Oh 'BD'... Raunak you're

still going to that 'BU?

I have to

'Brain Doctor'?

Why are you seeing a therapist?

Are you mad?

Who isn't? Look at him

That's a cut, nice

Good for you Kaira?

Good for me

Rubbish I

can direct better than this!

Tell me something...

Why did you start

seeing your therapist?

So that you could

tell everyone you're gay?


So that I could tell myself, I'm gay

When is your flight to Goa?

Don't remind me I can't

believe I'm going to Goa

You're the first human

being who's saying this so sadly

It's Goa! Enjoy

Shut up

And yes it is sad...

Because I'm going on duty

Every 2-3 months

have to go show my face



Yes mom, I'm coming tomorrow

What's with this food every time!

Make what you like,

don't ask me I'm busy

Mothers! Same standard

question every time...

'What will you eat' 'What to make'

Either she isn't my real

mother or she's had a memory loss


At least eat my food...

Only way to handle the torture...

I think this time I'll

work on my short film

Short film

The longest project of this century

That's so bitchy

It's true

l-low do you like my French food'?

Landlord? I'm not answering

I don't know about French

food but this dip is amazing

Full Indian spice, try it

The dip is from Kaira's fridge

I have made the puff pastries

Jackie, at last you made something

What do you mean, at last?

You film people think that

only you do important work...

and the rest of us are useless?

I have decided to work on myself

That's tough work

Do n, do it

What's wrong with you?

I'm not going to Goa

Guess what?

'Raghu' your friend called...

and I have to shoot

a music video here in 3 days

Now get ready


I have never seen anybody

so excited not going to Goa

No Goa

What happened to her?

It's not because of my food

Okay everybody,

just get away from the table

This food is contaminated

Hey Fats. . .you good?



Guess what?

What's up?

I'm pregnant!


It wasn't Jackie's food

Oh my God Fatty! Congratulations!

I mean we're supposed

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Gauri Shinde

Gauri Shinde (born. July 6, 1974) is an Indian ad-film and feature film director. Shinde has made her directional debut with the highly acclaimed English Vinglish (2012), which marked the comeback of actress Sridevi. Shinde featured in the Financial Times 2012 list of '25 Indians To Watch'. She also featured on Rediff's list of 'Bollywood's 5 Best Directors of 2012.'. more…

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