Last updated on August 16th, 2020 at 09:02 am
Movie: Dil Bechara
Rating: As a mark of Respect to Late Sushant Singh Rajput, We are not Rating this film
Director: Mukesh Chhabra
Behind the Scenes:
Dil Bechara may be a film releasing in a Unique situation. The lead hero of the film who is loved by millions had taken his life by suicide at a young age and his last film could not release in the theaters and is streamed directly online for the fans to reminiscence the actor for one last time.
Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi) is in the last stage of Thyroid Cancer who makes Oxygen Cylinder her close-friend. Kizie is always lost in thoughts about an unfinished song and the ordeal of her own life. Manny (Sushant Singh Rajput) is another cancer patient who adds color to her life. What happens later in their lives forms the rest of the story.
The first good thing about Dil Bechara is its superb casting. Sushant Singh Rajput is just as effortless and natural as a guy who suffers from inside and at the same time tries to bring cheer on the faces of the people around him. Be it the jovial act or the emotional performance towards the end, he performed really well. His performance in a scene with Kizie’s father has been exemplary. Sanjana Sanghi excelled in her debut movie. She is superb in glee and pain. Sahil Vaid as JP is good and so are, Saswata Chatterjee and Swastika Mukherjee who were seen as Kizie’s parents. Saif Ali Khan is okay in a few minutes cameo.
Dil Bechara is based on John Green’s 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars. Director Mukesh Chhabra chose a good line and at the same, got a good cast to emote the story to perfection. The good thing about the film is that it does not get preachy even though the story has all scope of it. Sushant’s unexpected death and the movie releasing in such an emotional moment adds depth to the story and many of the dialogues he narrates. On the flip side, things happen in a hurry towards the end. Music composed by AR Rahman adds the necessary weight to the story. The songs are also good. The camera work suits the mood of the story. The editing has been good. Production values are great.
The first half of the film is enjoyable with Sushant’s energy. It is good to see him with that bright smile and oozing energy for the one last time. The movie even though not intentional relates to Sushant’s life and some of the dialogues have striking resemblance paining the audience. One dialogue – ‘I dream big but I am not as driven to fulfill them’ will crush every heart. The portions of Sushant suffering and the scene in which he wants to hear what his friends talk at his obituary prayer meet are moving. The only negative is that things appear rushed towards the end of the film. Finally, Dil Bechara is a relatable story as fans reminiscence the energy of Sushant’s life and the pain of his last days and death.
Dil Bechara: Reminiscence Sushant Singh Rajput for One Last Time.
Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi, and Others
Screenplay: Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta
Directed by Mukesh Chhabraa
Produced by Foxstar Studio
Music by AR Rahman
Release Date: July 24th, 2020 (Direct Online Release on Disney+Hotstar)