Guzaarish


Guzaarish never makes a film in a hurry. He thinks every minute factor before putting his thoughts into celluloid. One of the most significant aspects of his movie is that he represents the subject matter very beautifully and artistically which one visualizes only in his dream. Picturization is the plus point of his film and the example of his accomplished work are ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, Devdas’, ‘Black’, ‘Saawariya’ and now ’. They are all treat for the eyes.

Dhoom 2, Jodhaa Akbar and now , and ’s pairing are cherished by the audience. They both look stunning together and at the same time complement each other. Bhansali has made full use of their combo and chemistry. Sanjay has brought two good looking and talented actors in one frame, Hrithik as a paralytic patient and Aishwarya nursing him creates interest. The film looks absurd in the initial but as it progresses, it generates interest.

The film deals with a very sensitive issue of Euthanasia (mercy killing). Ethan Mascarenhas () is one of the finest magicians in the town. But one day, a mishap happened during one of his magic show and he totally confined to wheelchair. Like changed forever, he became paralytic. Despite, physically handicapped, his will power did not die. He hosted radio show, ‘Hello Zindagi’. He inspires people to live life, motivate them though his humor, interesting comments. For twelve years, he has been nursed and looked after by Sofia D'Souza (), who is more than a nurse to Ethan. They developed a liking for one another.

On the fourteenth anniversary of his accident, Ethan files a petition in the court for mercy killing. This strange decision of Ethan has left Sofia shocked. Helped him in his appeal is his friend-lawyer Devyani (Shernaz Patel). Even Ethan's mother Isabel (Nafisa Ali) supports him in his petition. Ethan’s physician Dr. Nayak (Suhel Seth) wants him to withdraw his case. At this moment, enters in Ethan’s life an aspiring magician named Omar Siddiqui (Aditya Roy Kapoor) who desires to learn magic from him. Highly inspired by his love for magic, Ethan passed off his legacy to him.   

Though in the film, was seen in pain, confined to wheelchair, ‘’ won’t give a slightest feeling of anxiety, pain or sorrow. The film is not boredom but grips your interest at every scene.

The story is easy to tell but hard to convert into reel. Speaking about performances, rocks as Sophia. She enacted her part really well which deserves huge round of applause. delivers a stupendous performance. It was his best performance till date. He got into the soul of the character and came out really well. Aditya Roy Kapur is captivating, Shernaz Patel is exceptional. Nafisa Ali left her mark in those small parts. Moni Kangana Dutta is okay as she has a little scope to enact. Suhel Seth is terrific. Vijay Crishna as judge is effective. Rajit Kapoor does complete justice to his role. Makarand Deshpande leaves his mark. Ash Chandler and Achint Kaur lend good support.

On the whole, ‘’ is engrossing. Awesome chemistry of Hrithik and Aishwarya, soulful music, high emotional contents, good cinematography make the film worth watching.