Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (transl. You Only Live Once) is a 2011 Indian Hindi-language buddy road comedy drama film directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Entertainment. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, and Kalki Koechlin. It was filmed in Spain, India, Egypt, and the United Kingdom on a budget of 45 crore (equivalent to 79 crore or US$9.9 million in 2020). The music and background score are composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy with lyrics by Javed Akhtar.
The film’s story follows three childhood friends, Arjun, Kabir, and Imran, who reunite for a three-week road trip. They set off to Spain and meet Laila, who falls in love with Arjun and helps him overcome his compulsion to work. Kabir and his fiancée Natasha experience significant misunderstandings, while Imran wishes to meet his biological father, an artist. During their trip, each friend chooses a dangerous sport for the group to partake in.
The release of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was initially planned for 27 May 2011, but technical problems with post-production work led to the release being postponed to 24 June, and again to 15 July that year. The film had a worldwide release on 1,800 screens and was a critical and commercial success that grossed 1.53 billion (US$19 million) and received widespread acclaim for its performances, story, screenplay, music, humour, and direction. The film was nominated for and won several awards, including two National Film Awards. The film is now available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.