Dear Zindagi directed and written by Gauri Shinde produced by Gauri Khan, Gauri Shinde, and Karan Johar under Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions, and Hope Productions. Laxman Utekar has handled the cinematography and editing was done by Hemanti Sarkar, music was composed by Amit Trivedi and lyrics was written by Kausar Munir,
It Star Ali Bhatt, Shahrukh Khan, and Ali Zafar in a lead role with supporting cast Ira Dubey, Gautmik Yashwant Singh, Salone Mehta, Baby Dishita, and Rohit Suresh.
It was released on 25 November 2016, made on total budget, the film earned a total of ₹94.67 crore in India and ₹139.29 crores in worldwide and it receives positive reviews from the audience.
Gauri Shinde began pre-production work in December 2015, she chose Goa and Mumbai as the film location and shooting took place in the period from 21 January to 20 May.
The story was based on a girl Kaira (Alia Bhatt) she’s cute, funny and lovely, she has a problem just like every other human being, She wants to get out of her problems but doesn’t know what she should do, and she desperately fighting all the hardship of her life, until she meets this middle-aged psychiatrist Jahangir (Shah Rukh Khan) who teaches her how to be free, how to say no to life, how to live it in your own way. He tries to help her through his various stories and techniques. He was like a father trying to teach her daughter what the world is and how to live in it. Accept what your heart likes and discard what your heart doesn’t like.
Performance-wise Alia Bhatt She is excellent throughout the movie. The character has extreme depth and very well written, she’s carried all the film on her own shoulders, Shah Rukh Khan was outstanding as always and the rest of the cast also did their job well.
Dear Zindagi does a nice job in presenting these issues in a relatable manner which makes viewers sympathize with all the characters, even the divorced parents. Dating multiple men, especially for women, is portrayed in a positive light which is noteworthy.