A review on Pakistani Drama-Rom feature length film, ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai’ aka ‘Life is so Beautiful’ (2016). The Production Houses are RC Films & Kingfisher Films while it is Distributed by Geo Films.
- Directed by Anjum Shahzad
- Cinematographer is Asif Khan
- Written by Abdull Khaaliq Khan
- Edited by Ehtesham Khan (ET) & Waqas Ali Khan
- Produced by Rafiq Ahmed Chaudary & Fahmeeda Abdull Khaliq
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai is based on struggling young couple whose marriage is on the rocks where their son is true person who is really affected by it. This film is a remake of Bollywood film ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ (1995) starring Amir Khan & Manisha Korala, whereas Bollywood one is also a remake of Hollywood film ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ (1979) starring Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep.
+ Main Cast
- Feroze Khan as Zain Ahmed
- Sajal Ali as Mahira Khan
- Jibraiyl Ahmed Rajput as Do-Do
- Shafqat Cheema as Thug
- Rashid Farooqui as Lawyer
- Nayyar Ejaz as Producer
- Alyy Khan as TV Producer
- Muhammad Ahsan as Assistant
A young couple, Zain and Mahira had a failed love marriage. Zain dreams of becoming a filmmaker and loathes working for TV industry while Maira wants to be a sophisticated, easy going life with her son, Do-Do. However, Zain on-going struggles makes the couple to part their ways. The person who is hurt the most, is their son.
+ High Points
i – The performances by Aly Khan and his dialogues were most amusing, Shafqat Cheema, Nayyar Ejaz played their role well while we have Muhammad Ahsan (SZABIST film graduate & NAPA trained actor) who played his part in slapstick manner. Although Nayyar Ejaz role is small, yet he made audience laugh with his comical performance and whimsical punch lines.
ii – The performances of the main cast by Sajal Ali, Feroze Khan and Jibraiyl Ahmed Rajput were all above average, especially Sajal Ali.
iii – The cinematography is favorable, beautiful color correction and lighting, to give a visual treat.
iv – Slow motion action sequences in some parts looked exciting to watch.
+ Low Points
i – The plot was so weak and over used (by other films & TV dramas) that even in most emotional scenes, audience were laughing or talking to each other.
ii – Although Shafqat Cheema played his part well but his role seemed unnecessary in such a way that to fill in a gap. His scenes looked just as we are watching old Lollywood ‘B’ grade film.
iii – Even if we say that most of the audience did not watched the Bollywood & Hollywood remakes that this film ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai’ has inspired from, STILL the story was going nowhere. The audience kept thinking either the film may end now or drag it couple of hours more. It implied as a ‘Never Ending’ film with same conflict going on and on.
iv – The story is so boring that I literally kept looking at my watch, when the film going to reach its climax.
v – The first song of the film seemed as if they shot it in a very low budget, ‘C’ grade film style. Nor the song is memorable or its dance sequence.
vi – The ending is quite rubbish, cliché and in a very typical Lollywood / Bollywood film style.
vi – At first, I thought, ‘Do-Do’ is a name of a pet dog but No! It’s a name of the couple’s son. Yes, the son name is Do-Do.
Only the performances’, is the reason why you might want to watch Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai.
Rate: 2.0 out of 5 stars