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Review: Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ is the stuff that dreams are made of

Spicezee Bureau

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ is not a film but moving poetry that touches you in manifold ways. ‘Guzaarish’ is the story of Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan), a once successful magician who is left paralysed and bed ridden after a critical accident. Now a quadriplegic, Ethan wants to end his life and opt for euthanasia. However, things get complicated here as Ethan’s loyal nurse Sophie (Aishwarya Rai) can’t imagine a single day without his sight.

Faced with the dilemma of life and death, ‘Guzaarish’ traces the life and times of Ethan Mascarenhas. Starring A-list Bollywood actors like Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, ‘Guzaarish’ has power packed performances by Aditya Roy Kapur, Monikangana Dutta, Suhel Seth, Nafisa Ali and Shernaz Patel. ‘Guzaarish’ is not a film but art – a collage of vibrant hues. Shot in the picturesque locales of Goa, ‘Guzaarish’ makes the whole screen come alive with vivacity.

Even as ‘Guzaarish’ is a plea for death, it beautifully captures the tenderness and beauty of life and love. Ethan might be quadriplegic but his eyes convey everything. Despite his limited interaction, Ethan is surrounded by a bunch of lively people – mother (Nafisa Ali), lawyer friend (Devyani), doctor (Suhel Seth), nurse Sophie (Aishwarya Rai) and an upcoming magician Omar (Aditya Roy Kapoor)

‘Guzaarish’ is the most extraordinary love story of Bollywood which unravels the patient-nurse bond through Ethan and Sophie. Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan light up the silver screen with their sizzling on-screen chemistry, which takes ‘Guzaarish’ to an altogether different level. With ‘Guzaarish’, Aishwarya and Hrithik break the Bollywood mould of stereotypes with their amazing performances that simply leaves you spell bounded. Kudos to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for making such a beautiful picture with equally good music score.

‘Guzaarish’ is once in a lifetime movie. Go and catch the magic this weekend.

Ratings: Four cheers for this one!