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‘Dil Bechara’ Movie Review: Sushant Singh Rajput’s gut-wrenching performance and Sanjana Sanghi’s fresh innocence will leave you weeping for more
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The movie is based on the best selling novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. The plot and characters have been tweaked and localised is the most beautiful manner. The plot revolves around the life of ‘Manny’ (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi) who are both suffering from cancer and how they decide to live their lives beyond that, forms the rest of the plot.
It’s heartbreaking to watch Sushant Singh Rajput as this jovial, charming and amazingly infectious boy who puts a smile on your face and makes you weep on the inside. He will make you laugh, cry, swoon – all at the same time. It was extremely difficult to review this movie without being biased and being reminded that we lost such an amazing actor. Sushant’s one-liners will crack you up and some will have you wiping your tears. Manny’s words, “Janam kab lena hai aur marna kab hai yeh hum decide nehi kar sakte, lekin kaise jeena hai woh toh hum decide kar sakte hai”, will still ring in your ears after the movie is finished.
Speaking about Sanjana Sanghi, she did a wonderful job as Kizie. Her chemistry with Sushant was spot on and as someone who’s playing the lead in a movie for the first time, she played the character to the T. Her genius was shown before in films like ‘Rockstar‘ and ‘Fukrey Returns’, but this one is totally a different ball game for her and she has totally nailed it.
On the topic of debuts, Mukesh Chhabra did an excellent job as a director and you could see that in every frame.
Sahil Vaid is worth the mention as he brought a different light to shots even though his own lights were out in the rest of the film. He caught on the dialect absolutely perfect.
The cinematography is beautiful and the film is aesthetically pleasing. Just like the music by AR Rahman that only adds to the beauty and was not interference or unwanted. AR Rahman, as always, has done an applause-worthy job.
While you are tempted to draw comparisons between the Hollywood film and this one, you will realize that as ‘Dil Bechara’ is localised, they are two different movies that have their own feel and is about characters who live in similar worlds.
Absolutely nothing. It’s just that we wish as an audience that the journey of this beautiful movie didn’t end.
While watching ‘Dil Bechara’ you are constantly hit with the unavoidable thought that Sushant is not among us anymore, but if this has to remain as his last movie to the world, it is a wonderful one. ‘Dil Bechara’ is a must-watch. I am going with 4 stars.
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