Dil Bechara: Movie Review
How is the recently released Sushant Singh Rajput's movie: Dil Bechara
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi, Sahil Vaid, Saif Ali Khan, Swastika Mukherjee, Saswata Chatterjee, etc.
Director: Mukesh Chhabra
Producer: Sanjeev Verma
Dil Bechara is a special movie and holds huge sentimental value for Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans. Mostly because it was his last film before his heart-breaking demise, but also because it is Sanjana Sanghi’s debut film in Bollywood. The movie was initially planned to release in theatres in May 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, it was released on 24 July 2020 on Disney + Hotstar.
This movie is a remake of the Hollywood film ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ with the spice of Indian twist as there were some changes done in the plot of the film to suit its Indian audience. Yet, it does not fail to capture the essence of the original movie. However, don’t let your expectations rise and start comparing the two films, you will be disappointed. The original film looked more realistic and believable. But, let Dil Bechara be treated as an individual film for the sake of the nation’s beloved Sushant Singh Rajput.
Storyline (Spoilers ahead)
The story is set in an Indian city of Jamshedpur. Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi) was suffering from thyroid cancer and needed to carry an oxygen cylinder with her to breathe. She met Immanuel Rajkumar Junior aka ‘Manny’ in a college fest, who was also a patient of Osteosarcoma and had a half prosthetic leg. Manny struck her as a fun-loving and lively person who suddenly made her boring life happy and colorful. Slowly they both fell for each other and also helped Manny’s best friend JP (Sahil Vaid) to fulfill his wish of making a Tollywood movie.
Kizie had a wish to meet Abhimanyu Veer (Saif Ali Khan) who was the writer of her favorite song “Mai Tumhaara” to know why this song is incomplete and Manny decided that he will fulfill her dream at any cost. He finds out that Abhimanyu lives in Paris and was determined to take Kizie with her but sadly, destiny had other plans. Kizie suffered a seizure and was admitted to the hospital which diminished her chances of being able to travel. However, the doctor suggested that she can still go if her mother agreed to go too. Kizie’s parents (Swastika Mukherjee and Saswata Chatterjee) were conservative but mostly loving and allowed her to go to Paris along with her mom and Manny.
Paris turned out to be a beautiful vacation except for the fact that Abhimanyu Veer was totally rude and uncanny which broke Kizzie's heart. Manny did not let that affect Kizie and they both grew even closer and intimate in Paris. The trio came back to Jamshedpur after a beautiful family vacation. Soon after they came back, Manny’s condition worsened and he became sicker. It tore apart Kizie’s heart but she decided that they will have a beautiful time together no matter what. They restart the shooting of JP’s film while Manny was getting sicker and sicker with each day passing. The film completes and soon after that, Manny dies.
Later they arranged a premiere of JP’s film in the local park where people came to pay tribute to Manny. The last scene of the film closes with a beautiful message and the word “Seri” (translation: okay in the Tamil language).
Sushant and Sanjana’s chemistry and acting in the film is amazing. You cannot help but fall in love with them. Sushant looks extremely charming which also aches the heart of the audience due to his irreplaceable loss. This movie will make you cry but not because of Manny’s death. However, the length of the film is short and sometimes it feels that everything is going too fast. But keeping everything aside, Dil Bechara is definitely worth watching!