‘Is raat ki subah nahin, Hazaron khwahishen aisi, Khoya khoya chaand, Love, dosti, etc’ panned fluctuations of a meagre genre that suffice panoramic strokes. Sudhir Mishra doesn’t disappoint and delivers a slickly made non conventional drama of our pedestrian yet fabulous lives.
‘Dilli mein aag laga doonga’ defines the gist of characters that follow suit (the lip licking sequences are aberrations to quote the emergence of modality) and each undermines one another with characteristic élan. Irrfan Khan’s scripture of a lame mind that refuses to wane away despite indifference in commitment appreciates innocence. Saurabh Shukla enthrals (once again) and Chitrangda plays to her skin as the naive inhabitant.
I strongly confess that my outliner for life would be a split congruence: life could be a bitch, at times, even bitchier! YSZ epitomises this poem in abundance. The title song remains my favorite and demolishes the orthodox familiarity of impressive and soothing lyrics. Music as a whole, has been a show stopper in this fickerish drama and surprisingly, aids the cast phenomenally.
Sudhir knows how to extract the best out of his lead actors and YSZ is no exception. They ooze skepticism bundled in feather touch brutality with consummate ease. And, that for me, is the winning element in this dark and gorgeous enactment.
Life is still beautiful but saali yeh zindagi hai badi ajeeb :)!