2020 has probably been the worst year so far. It is not only the pandemic that is the problem but this year has seen the loss of many talented artists who have left for the heavenly abode. And it is the 14th of June this year that we wish to erase all memories of. That fateful day when we lost the talented Sushant Singh Rajput. He still had an unreleased film, Dil Bechara up to that point and the moment its trailer was out, I dreaded watching it. And here I am penning its review, a review dedicated to our dear ‘Kammo’, Sushant Singh Rajput. And with a heavy heart here we go…
Dil Bechara is the official adaption of the Hollywood film ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ which was remade from a novel of the same name. Quite a famous film and so I will not divulge details about the story. But for those who have watched the original or read the novel would know that the story is a tear jerker. This meant that the screenplay had to be well written to capture the right emotions(irrespective of the fate of its lead in real life). And it is indeed beautifully penned and gently tugs the strings of your heart. The romance is organic and infectious and you do root for the pair throughout. And the best part is, none of the sequences feel out of place or drag at any point. The dialogues are apt to the drama. Music, and I cannot emphasize enough on how beautiful the score by AR Rahman is. It just beautifully enters your heart and makes its way to the soul. A memorable soundtrack that will reside inside you, long after the movie is over. Debutant Director Mukesh Chhabra has done a phenomenal job and it seems the film is actually directed by a seasoned campaigner, never a dull moment. Kudos!
Saif Ali Khan in a cameo as Abhimanyu definitely adds that star power. Saraswat Chatterjee as Kizie’s father is so endearing and soft, you just want to see more of him every time. Swastika Mukherjee(last seen in Paatal Lok) as Kizie’s mother is once again excellent. Sahil Vaid as JP is pretty good. Sanjana Sanghi in her debut outing impresses. She exudes with confidence and has great screen presence and wish her the very best for her future endeavors. And One Last Time….Sushant Singh Rajput as Manny is so jovial. He makes you smile throughout before forcing you to shed a tear. Each time I looked at him, a question was running through my mind. Why Sushant? Guess we’ll never know what mountains you carried in your heart. Before I digress further, Sushant in his final outer has delivered a memorable performance, the one which will be looked back and remembered for ages.
Standing at just over 100 minutes, Dil Bechara is a bittersweet yet outstanding adaption, the one that will make you laugh and cry and fall in love with your lead pair. More importantly, it is a fitting tribute to Sushant, the actor that he was and the actor that he could have been. One of the hardest watches for me, I will leave it at that…
Dil Bechara available on Disney+Hotstar and Highly Highly Recommended!
PS : Perhaps this is how we’ll always remember you and your smile. Farewell ‘Manny’, until next time….