‘Dil Chahta Hai’ made waves when it came out fifteen years ago. It blurred the distinction between reel life and real life. It made every guy believe he could up and leave on a road trip with his closest friends. It tackled prickly subjects like a May-September romance, love marriage versus arranged, and the internal struggle between following one’s heart and doing one’s duty.
So, when Zoya Akhtar decided to make ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, there were those of us who hoped that because the brother had told the story of three guys, the sister might take it up a notch, and tell stories of/for women. It seemed only fair. But, no such thing happened. Farhan sent three boys to Goa. Zoya sent three boys to Spain. And that was that!