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77 7.7 10
Total Votes: 112
Release Date 25 November, 2016
Budget ₹25 crores
Box Office India ₹68 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹138 crores
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This is the story of Kaira, a budding cinematographer in search of perfect life. A chance encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain new perspective about life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life’s imperfections.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹8.62 crores
Saturday₹10.53 crores
Sunday₹12.87 crores
First Weekend₹32.03 crores
Monday₹4.92 crores
Tuesday₹4.25 crores
First Week₹46.02 crores
Second Week₹14.07 crores
Third Week₹4.28 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹68 crores
Worldwide Gross₹138 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹116.28 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹235.98 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Dear Zindagi opened on decent grounds in the theatres and showed good growth over the first weekend. It also fared decently on the weekdays and recovered its budget in the first week only. In the second week, the film dropped by over 50% and performed averagely.

The film also didn't show much variation in its collection and earned over Rs. 14 crores in the theatres. Similar was the story of the film in its week 3. Due to consistent performance, the film made an excellent profit in the domestic as well as the overseas market.

Full Cast & Characters

Alia BhattDr. Jehangir Khan, Jug
Ira DubeyFatima
Yashaswini DayamaJackie, Kaira's friend
Gautmik as GanjuKaira's Friend
Yashwant SinghKaira's Uncle
Salone MehtaKaira's Aunt
Baby DishitaLittle Kaira
Atul KaleKaira's father
Madhav VazeKaira's maternal grandfather
Kunal KapoorRaghuvendra
Angad BediSid, restobar owner
Angad BediRumi
Akasnsha Gademaid Alka
Aditya Roy Kapoora furniture dealer

Fun Facts & Triva

  • This was Alia's first film with SRK.
  • SRK is not the hero, Alia is the main focus in this film.
  • SRK & Alia doesn't share any romantic relationship in this movie.
  • One of the scenes where Alia is cycling is inspired by the real-life incident which happened with Kajol on the sets of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
  • In this film, Alia has romanced with four actors, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar & Angad Bedi.

Official Trailer