The untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput has left a void in the lives of millions across the country. Now his last film DIL BECHARA released on Disney+ Hotstar. Let us see how the film shapes up among our audience.
Dil Bechara is an emotional rollercoaster ride that floors you with its ode to life, where a life that is limited in terms of moments but each moment can be weighed in gold.
However, the film does drop in the second half, but the finale is heart-breaking. Moreover, parallels can be drawn with reel life and the loss of Sushant in real to the sequence where Kizie gives Manny a preview of the funeral speech and also in the final scene.
It has one of the finest and best performances of Sushant, where his smile persists and shall continue to linger on. He dabbles with multiple emotions, makes you laugh from within and when he makes you cry with his plight you shall be inconsolable. Indeed, a very-very special performance.
Sanjana Sanghi has made a fantastic debut. The fact that there is no reference point and she could be totally non-filmy makes her stand out. Her emotional quotient rises to the occasion and she handles the depths of emotions with ease. It’s a talent that deserves to be nurtured.
Swastika Mukherji is heartwarming. Sahil Vaid is excellent with sheer effortlessness. Saif Ali Khan is outstanding in the cameo.
Direction and Screenplay
Casting Guru Mukesh Chabra made his directorial debut with ‘Dil Bechara’ and his direction is decent, considering that this is his debut film. He deserves brownie points as he makes viewers fall in love with the characters seamlessly. Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta’s screenplay nicely turns John Green’s novel ‘Fault In Our Stars’ into Indian context.
A R Rahman has not only done the music and the background score but he has also done the music arrangements. Sheer genius and Pure magic! The music pieces in the songs and the background score is an intrinsic character in the film.
Dil Bechara will make you laugh, make you fall in love with the idea of love in itself, you shall start valuing your life all over again and you shall also empathize with the intensity of pain.
To be honest, the story of Dil Bechara is nothing that special and also the making of it, but it belongs to Sushant Singh Rajput. Not just because he’s no more but also because he’s on another level in the film. He was and is definitely a star performer who is now in peace and happy with his galaxy and stars.
Also, I wonder if Sushant was alive and the film would have released in theatres, then definitely it wouldn’t have got the same response from so-called critics, fans or people from all over to which it’s getting now. The film would have poorly failed at the box-office, and some would have badly trolled Sushant’s performance in it. Now that our champ is gone, so people are showering all the love. How I wish that the same love would have showered in Sushant’s last three films before Chhichhore – which is Sonchiriya, Kedarnath and Raabta. Just like Dil Bechara, the story and making of these three films was nothing that special, but performance of SSR was as usual top-notch. Sadly, those films didn’t turn out that well; otherwise probably things would have different now. Someone has rightly said, “Dead people receive more followers than the living ones, because death is heavier than life and regret is stronger than gratitude.”
Nonetheless, for our Hindi cinema lovers and fans of Sushant Singh Rajput, say ‘YES’ to Dil Bechara.
4 Stars (Just for our star-performer SSR)