Finally Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back. After the nightmarish Sawaariya, Bhansali is back in his element. This time around, the master storyteller enthralls you with Ethan’s magical tale.
Ethan – the best magician in India – is renowned for his scintillating and breathtaking magical escapades. With his partner, Estella, Ethan entertains the crowd with his befuddling magic tricks. Unfortunately, Ethan loses his hand and limb movement when a magical act goes horribly wrong.
The quadriplegic and now chair-bound Ethan is dependent on his nurse, Sofia, who looks after him for fourteen years. Ethan works as a Radio Jockey and gives his listeners hope with his motivating talks. He eventually becomes a source of inspiration for thousands of paraplegic patients. Hence, it comes as a surprise when the survivor Ethan decides to file a court petition for mercy killing – his last Guzaarish.
Will the court understand Ethan’s constant troubles and his unending battle with life or will they abide by the constitution? You will have to watch the movie to unravel Ethan’s enchanting tale.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has proved once again as to why he is considered as one of the best directors of Bollywood. He leaves no room for complaints. The maverick director has handled a sensitive topic with excellence. He has also composed some beautiful songs which set the tone for the film. The song Sau Gram Zindagi, lingers on your mind even after the movie.
The sets and larger-than-life locales have always been the high-point of Bhansali movies. Guzaarish does not disappoint in that department as cinematographer Sudeep K. Chatterjee captivates you with visual splendor.
The director has been supported by a strong and able cast. Hrithik Roshan lives the character of Ethan till the end frame. The character of Ethan connects with you and stays with you. Aishwarya has yet again delivered a matured performance and has portrayed her role with elegance. Their remarkable on-screen chemistry makes this film extra-ordinary. The supporting cast, Shernaz Patel (Devyani Dutta), Suhel Sath (Dr. Nayak) and Aditya Roy Kapoor (Omar Siddique), have all delivered first-rate performances.
Final Word: Guzaarish is indeed an intelligent masterpiece which depicts human emotions beautifully. Irrespective of its fate at the Box Office, Guzaarish is sure to be remembered as one of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Hrithik Roshan’s finest work.