CAST: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi, Swastika Mukherjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Sahil Vaid and Said Ali Khan
DIRCETOR: Mukesh Chhabra
Dil Bechara is set in the city of Jamshedpur where Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi), an ordinary admirable girl is suffering from thyroid cancer. We get introduced with the Basu family as a loving family with immense love for their daughter. Her paths cross with a distinctly adorable Rajni fan, Immanuel Rajkumar Junior, popularly known as Manny, played by Sushant Singh Rajput. Being the ends of two spectrum, these two share one common thing, cancer. They meet at college fest for the first time but then being in the same cancer support group of Dr. R.K. Jha (Sunit Tandon) brings them closer to each other.
One of them carries oxygen cylinder around with her as required by her lungs and the other after surviving osteosarcoma, carries around a “killer smile” according to his best friend, Jagdish Pandey (Sahil Vaid), who is also fighting cancer and is on the verge of losing his eyesight.
Their chemistry is so cute that it grows on you. Their scooter rides through Jamshedpur, sneaking at nights finally makes way for shooting Jagdish’s Bhojpuri film where Kizie finally says yes to act opposite Manny. This brings in a lot funny and cute scenes in the movie. Then despite of health issues, Manny decides to fulfill Kizie’s long standing wish of meeting her favourite musician, Abhimanyu Vaid (Saif Ali Khan), she needs to know why he left her favourite song incomplete. When they finally step foot in Paris, the chemistry between the two blooms with her mother on the side supporting them but it leads up to an unfortunate discovery of a singer who is unworthy of her admiration.
Sushant Singh Rajput has done commendable job in this movie as well, his character has dialogues which pass as something Sushant wants to say to the viewers and not Manny. Who knew this would be his last piece of art but for sure, the art is beautiful as him. Sanjana Sanghi starts her journey in Bollywood with this movie as a debut movie and we can’t miss how talented she is. Kizie’s parents portrayed by Swastika Mukherjee and Saswata Chatterjee show a deep, caring connection with their daughter.
Director Mukesh Chhabra has done a great job with the movie along with screenwriters Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta especially with the heavy and touching dialogues. This story has been adapted from The Fault in Our Stars, both the John Green book and the screenplay of the 2014 Josh Boone film. But comparing the two movies is not an answer here because chances are the original movie would surpass. There are significant plot deviations for shaping the story for an Indian audience. However, this films demands emotions and respect, not only because of the unfortunate events turned out with Sushant Singh Rajput but to pay respect and celebrate his career, as we have done in the past with Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Kai Po Che, Chhichore, Sonchiriya and the Mahendra Singh Dhoni biopic.
However, the film’s editing and the screenplay is a bit rushed and demands more scenes for laying the base of every sequence. The soundtrack composed by A.R. Rahman with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya is amazing and touches your heart.
Dil Bechara is a movie that shows that the time is running out from their hands but the couple stays together becoming each other’s oxygen. It is surely an emotional rollercoaster to watch this film.
Cinespeaks verdict: This film not only brings a smile on your face but also, tears down your face, leaving a void in your heart, belonging to one of the most talented actor of all times, Sushant Singh Rajput. Dil Bechara is a worth watching movie.
Cinespeaks gives 4 stars.
“Janam kab lena hain aur marna kab hain, ye hum decide nahi kar sakte”
BY RUJUTA THETE