Ethan Mascarenhas one of the greatest magicians of his time, been immobilized with a spinal injury for the last fourteen years of his life. He is aided through every moment of his present life by Sofia DSouza. Theirs is a love beautiful in its implicit silence, unwavering in its quiet strength and spirited in their constant v...more
Ethan Mascarenhas one of the greatest magicians of his time, been immobilized with a spinal injury for the last fourteen years of his life. He is aided through every moment of his present life by Sofia DSouza. Theirs is a love beautiful in its implicit silence, unwavering in its quiet strength and spirited in their constant verbal sparring. On the fourteenth anniversary of his accident, Ethan decides to seek control over his life. Will this decision be able to keep Ethan and Sofias love alive? less
“If you are a fan of Bhansali's previous ventures, do not give this a miss!.”
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movies fall in an entirely different genre, all together. His name is synonym of artistic brilliance and majestic grandeur. If he tasted sweet commercial success with 'Hum Dil Chuke Sanam' and 'Devdas', he also won million hearts with his creative masterpieces like 'Khamoshi' and 'Black'. With his last release 'Sanwariya', he also succumbed to his over-ambitious creative-mind and consequently, faced brickbats from all quarters. Few, even rechristened it as "Sanjay Bhansali ki AAG". Ouch!! That's Cruel. So it makes all the more important for 'Guzaarish' to hit the right tone with the audiences all over again.
'Guzaarish' targets niche audiences who atleast care to give serious-cinema, a thought. The film revolves around platonic relationship between Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai; the pair stamps their effervescent chemistry, yet gain. Like majority of Bhansali's movies, Guzaarish also is a visual treat but is painfully slow, especially the first half. While watching this tale of a paralyzed magician, one would sense a feeling of 'so-near-yet-so-far'. Bhansali had an all-win 'crux-of-the-plot' at his disposal, but he frittered away the golden opportunity with a weak over-all content and a mingy screenplay.
If cinematography by Sudeep Chaterjee is of top notch, then duo of Tubby and Parik pumps life to the melodrama with their delicate background score. Bhansali also dons hat of music director for 'Guzaarish' and honestly, doesn't matches to the high standards set for his own movies. Since most of the songs are cut-short in the final edit, so they don't really hackles up anybody. Out of the lot, title track, 'Zikrr' and 'Sau-Gram Zindagi' stands out while Aishwarya makes 'Mil Gayi' watchable.
Guzaarish is made intriguing by the sheer performances of its lead-pair. Bollywood's very own Greek-God Hrithik Roshan is back with the bang. With his stellar enactment of a quadriplegic patient, he has made sure that he is ready to sail high yet again, after 'Kites' had a crash-plummet. Nobody showcases Aishwarya Rai's breathtaking beauty in more exemplary manner than Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Guzaarish is no exception. She looked gorgeous and acted best amongst her last few offerings. Aditya Roy Kapoor is one improved lad with his every outing. Shernaz Patel is just brilliant; Rajit Kapoor, Nafisa Ali and Suhel Seth were decent in their small but integral roles. It would be better for MoniKangana Dutta she doesn't treat this blink-and-miss role as her debut vehicle.
Maverick Verdict: First thing first, Guzaarish is low on Entertainment Quotient. So those seeking a masala flick (or in bolly-lingo 'Paisa Vasool'), kindly give it a miss. Those who love different genres of Cinema and willing to appreciate sincere performances while taking few loopholes in their stride, Guzaarish is a must watch. Final few words: We are no-one to either advocate or refute Euthanasia (Mercy-killing), but everybody has right to quest for solace. Hence, let us beseech 'STAY IN PEACE' for all!!!