Dil Bechara Review

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 Dil Bechara
(2020) on IMDb

Starring: Late Sushant Singh Rajpoot, Sanjana Sanghi

Directed by: Mukesh Chhabra

Release Date: 7 August, 2020


Dil Bechara is quite tough to watch, for a lot of reasons, including the premature death of Sushant Singh Rajpoot.

The film is an adaptaion of the Novel “Fault in our stars” by John Green. Back in 2013 Hollywood also made a movie based on that novel named same as the novel.


Story

Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi) and Manny (Sushant Singh Rajpoot) are suffering from cancer. They meet at a cancer support group. Manny, being a notorious and harmonious boy, manages to enter in Kizie’s heart. Kizie has dreams which she wants to fulfill before she dies. Manny despite of losing his one leg due to cancer fulfills dreams of Kizie.


Performances

Both Rajpoot an Sanghi were Spot-on with their performances. Rajpoot brought so much depth to his character Manny.

A.R. Rehman’s Music was right on target and made every scene even more emotional and meaningful.


Overall Thoughts

The name of Novel “The fault in our stars” reminds me of something which Time of India said…

“The fault is not our stars but the writing and direction”

The Times of India

Unfortunately, I found it to be true to every word of it.

The projected theme of movie was about to enjoy every moment of life but the writers couldn’t manage to convey the same in the story as it turned out to be poignant.

There are scenes which contradict each other. Like if you watch the scene where Kizie’s (Sanjana Sanghi) mother questions her about her virginity when she finds out about her boyfriend was pretty much relatable for a conservative parent daughter’s hymen is more important than her happiness not to forget that she is dying from cancer. But in the next very scene, her mother is laughing and teasing her daughter and her boyfriend about their personal things, as if sexual relation is of no matter to her. The sequence didn’t go well together.

The film has an extremely emotional end and it aches even more in the heart because of Dil Bechara being SSR’s last film.

Final Words

It took a lot of courage for me to watch this film. Sushant’s premature death adds a ton of sadness to the aura of the film and brings a whole new level of depth to the emotions. However, the writing and scripting side of film was the prick in the buquaqe of Roses.

If you’re planning to watch Dil Bechara, then I have a new perspective set for you-

Dil Bechara: 101 minutes of Sushant Smiling.