It is heartening to see the fair share of criticism Dear Zindagi is receiving, because the movie is making people probe and express their dissatisfaction - which is what it intends to do. There is nothing like negative feedback - it all helps us grow - and an art form is displayed to provoke, not to be praised. This is subtle cinema, and has done its job well.
Tamasha (2015) Self actualization has been a favorite theme for film makers, for there is no stronger story than humans finding meaning to their existence. The realization is always subjective, for its based on individual perception. Thus every story is unique. Quite like the storyteller.