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Dasvidaniya  (2008 - Hindi)

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Dasvidaniya cumulative rating: 3.65 out of 53.65/5 (96 users)

Dasvidaniya critics rating: 2.65 out of 5 2.65/5 (7 critics)

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  • Dasvidaniya rating: 7 out of 10(Aakash Barvalia wrote on 23 Nov 2008)

    “To Do List”.
    Have you made your wish list? If not then read the review above, I am sure you will definitely fulfill all your wishes.
    The story of the above film is somewhat similar to one of the Hollywood film as per I remember. The film name is “THE BUCKET LIST” (2007), starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
    But still, if you don’t think that for a moment, the film is still watchable “AGAIN” when you had already seen once. It’s a very very emotional and touchy film which I recommend all should watch it at least once.

    Simple, decent, shy by nature and quiet by his personality. Vinay Pathak (who plays the lead role) lives his life as a boring and in an unexciting manner. His presence is an absence to the people around him. But his one activity as making his daily 'To-Do-List' every morning shows his innocence and obsession for this work and this what motivates him to look forward to the next day.

    Then, suddenly one day, a doctor tells him that he is diagnosed with cancer and will die within three months. NOW the story takes a U-TURN and begins a journey of a lifetime for Amar (Vinay Pathak), where he decides and sets out to write his final list “THE TOP 10 FINAL THINGS TO DO BEFORE HE SAY DASVIDANIYA”.

    Watch Vinay express his love for Neha on a rainy night. The silence speaks a million words. And It brings a smile on your face when Vinay finally mustering up his courage and confronting to his boss [Saurabh Shukla]. Watch Vinay go through a painful time when he overhears the conversation between Rajat Kapoor and his wife Suchitra Pillai. And, last but not the least, watch the emotional scene when finally, he meets his brother Gaurav Gera.
    A simple plot is treated with a lot of sensitivity and emotions by debutante director Shashant Shah.
    The movie gives the audience a very good lesson to learn that here, the character is well aware that the clock is ticking, but instead of worrying and being upset, he intends realizes his 'Top 10 things to do” before he die which he had never done ever before.
    Similarly it reiterates the fact that life is a bubble that can burst any time and the rest we have to learn. For him the time was known that’s why the ‘things’ are limited. But for us, the time is unknown and that’s why, we have the opportunity to make the things ‘unlimited’.

    What makes DASVIDANIYA watchable for the Indian viewer is the fact that it portrays the emotions of a common man really well.

    If the story strikes like a sword then the Shashant's execution of the material is incredible at times. It will make you laugh and will also make you cry. The dialogues are wonderful; Music is functional.

    Vinay Pathak carries the film on his able shoulders and delivers a matchless performance. However the film has a number of characters that can be rate out as: Saurabh Shukla [excellent], Rajat Kapoor [good], Ranvir Shorey [quite funny], Neha Dhupia [perfect], Sarita Joshi [talented] and Gaurav Gera [nice].

    On the whole, DASVIDANIYA is interesting in parts and a recommended movie to watch, it will give you a lot of hidden messages.

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