I'll not take a micro second to choose Zinda over Malang.
Look, Malang has no uniqueness, typical Pritam music, lyrics had Bollywood touch, and melody voice.
Where Zinda has very unique and peerless music composition by SEL, that you realise from on starting note itself. And, lyrics?? Prashoon won Filmfare award yaar, and no doubt it was the best of the year. Also, the choreography and dance movie was so innovative and simple that it got viral for everyone.
So, here in every department. I'm seeing 'Zinda' ahead than 'Malang'.