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Guzaarish  (2010 - Hindi)

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  • I pledge to all….

    Guzaarish rating: 8 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 19 Nov 2010)

    In early 80’s there was a film ‘Khabardaar’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Hasaan which was based on mercy killing. After some shooting the makers decided to shelve the project fearing controversies and maybe the audience too at that time were not ready for such films. But after few decades in today’s time, our Hindi film audience has grown up drastically and looks like now is the right time for such films. Thus Sanjay Leela Bhansali brings us his latest film ‘Guzaarish’ based on such different subject. So let’s find out will this film be apt for the matured Hindi movie audience or still there is time for our makers to try out something different.

    ‘Guzaarish’ is story of Ethan Mascarenhas {Hrithik Roshan} an Ex No 1 magician, who is now a Paraplegic, from last 14 years due to an accident. Except his face he cannot use any other part of his body. He is taken care by his Nurse Sophie D'souza {Aishwariya Rai Bachchan}. Ethan runs a Radio show from his house which motivates people to live life. One day Ethan ask his lawyer Devyani Dutta {Shernaz Patel} to file a petition for mercy killing. Devyani and all other try to convince Ethan for change of his decision, but Ethan is adamant and thus Devyani files the petition. Enters Omar {Aditya Roy Kapoor} who wants to lean magic from Ethan. Ethan decides to pass on his knowledge to Omar, but fails in the court. At that time he starts a moment on air where he asks for public support for his mercy killing. What happens next is all the film about.

    Story had loads of shades from plenty of Hollywood and World Cinema. It also has some shades from a late 80’s Doordarshan Serial ‘Naqab’ which had Bengali actor anil chatterjee who is a super star and suffers from Paralysis and it was all about bonding between him and his nurse. But all said and done ‘Guzaarish’ is still a different product and stands out on its own identity. Screenplay is superb and has so many wonderful scenes like Ethan’s first caller, Ethan’s way of expressing his anger, Sophie giving massage to Ethan, Ethan falls down due to Omar, Ethan talking about Christmas, First magic trick, The whole F.M Fans reaction to Ethan’s decision, Devyani describing what Sophie as a person is in the court room, Ethan and Rains, Ethan singing What a Wonderful World, Ethan’s accident, Ethan’s Party speech and many more. The film has so many magical moments that you want to see more of Ethan and Sophie. Editing is superb and the movie has a little slow pace, but that goes very well with the mood and subject of the film.

    Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for his sets and out here to he creates a beautiful painting of Goa and Ethan’s house. He has worked on every single bit of screen frame and that shows on the big screen. Camera work is of top notch.

    Music has been a big element in SLB’s films and out here it’s him, himself giving the music score. He has done a fantastic job. The title song, Jaane Kiske, Dundhli are superb, but songs like Tera Zikr, Sau Gram and Saiba are fabulous. Udi is total foot tapping song and you have to see Aishwariya Rai Bachchan going free in this song and lifts up the mood of the song to an amazing level.

    Sanjay’s last film as a director was a wash out, but you cannot wash out the creative director inside him. He is among those few great directors who will bang back with other great films. These are the quality which were seen in film makers like Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Manmohan Desai, Bimal Roy and many more of those eras. There is a dialog in the film where Ethan says ‘They don’t make men like me anymore’, I would correct it and say ‘They don’t make Director like SLB anymore’. SLB’s best film till date is Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Black’ and after that we can add ‘Guzaarish’ in the list.

    Hrithik Roshan as Ethan is mind blowing and has done an award winning performance. His mannerism, psychic jokes {I have enough attachments, etc}, looks, dialog delivery, etc all are of top notch. You will love him totally in this movie. He is brilliantly supported by Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in this film, though in compared to Hrithik she had less role. But she looks stunning in this film as a goan caretaker, you cannot imagine anyone else in this role. She adds gracefulness to her character and in the song ‘Udi’ she fly’s along with the song. Shernaz Patel, Aditya, Suhel Seth gives a great support. Rajit Kapur was average and typical.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ is film mein kitna hai dum ?

    Dum hai, bahut dum hai and I guess it’s the right time for Hindi cinema audience to watch such great film. The movie has some good sweet, emotional and dramatic moments which added together give us something new and different to watch. Though the movie goes on its own pace and there are some hurried up moments too like Ethan-Omar relationship, magic learning, etc and few more but there are just tiny in numbers as compared to the positive points in the film. I pledge to all the Good cinema lovers to watch this film. For rest I guess don’t even take pains to read this review too.

    Ratings : 4/5

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