The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara • D: Zoya Akhtar, 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara • The Next Reel

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Pete and Andy hit the road with Kamir, Imraan, and Arjun on this week’s show as we continue our 10 Year Anniversaries series with Zoya Akhtar’s delightful film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.’ It’s a road movie following three guys on an adventure vacation/bachelor party, and while it sounds a bit like ‘The Hangover,’ it’s anything but. We had a great time with it! Check it out then tune in!

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"Your fiancée can’t crash your bachelor party!”

Bollywood has overtaken Hollywood as the largest center for film production in the world, but we have yet to talk about a Bollywood film on this podcast. Well, we’re changing things with today’s episode. Zoya Akhtar, co-writer and director of this film, is from a prominent film production family. This was her second film and it became an immediate success, following three friends as they take a periodic adventure vacation merged with a bachelor party for one of them who is recently engaged. The film becomes a story of personal journeys for each of them, though, and that’s a formula that often works very well for us. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we hit the road with Akhtar to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of her 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a delight of a film.

There’s not as much music as we thought there would be in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, but there is music, there is dancing, and there’s a lot of—Hold on there! This is currently only available for members. It’ll be available to everyone else soon, but why not become a member so you can listen to it now? We’d love it if you became a member to support our show, but you’d love it because of everything you get. We have monthly member bonus episodes that only members can access. You also get monthly Flickchart re-ranking episodes, access to members-only Discord channels, and early releases for every episode. We have a special episode we release at the end of each series called Retake during which we break down our overall thoughts of the entire season. Plus, you get to vote on the movies we discuss in our members only episodes as well as the movie lists we discuss on the Saturday Matinée podcast! What can we say? It pays to be a member. Learn more about supporting The Next Reel film podcast through your own membership — visit TruStory FM.

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