Dil Bechara is a Hindi adaptation of John Green’s famous book novel, which was released in 2012, ‘The Fault In Our Stars,’ which was later produced in Hollywood in 2014 under the same name by Green’s Novel.
Dil Bechara is a love story of two youngsters based in Jamshedpur, Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi), who is fighting against thyroid cancer, which now has affected her lungs and requires oxygen support all the time with her. Kizie has solid support from her parents in diagnosing this disease with the help of one of the top cancer specialist doctor.
Kizie is a girl who craves for a normal life just like any other girl at her age, she wants to be with good looking guys in the college, wants to have boyfriends, needs to bitch about other girls and live a happy life. But instead, she is attending the funeral of people she doesn’t know and is not friends with many people in her college.
Amid all this, she meets Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny (Sushant Singh Rajput) first in the college and then at a cancer support group. He is a big fan of Rajnikant and is full of life, energetic, and has that flirt kind of nature in him. Kizie being a quiet, introverted nature, can’t deal with his dynamic and cockiness behavior. Whereas, Manny has a story of his own where he survived osteosarcoma, and his cancer is currently in remission.
Gradually, these two strike up a beautiful bond with their chemistry. Initially, Manny manages his way to enter Kizie’s heart. But Kizie tries to avoid this feeling due to her disease, which leaves him heartbroken, eventually. But, their chemistry evolves and grows by spending time on the bike around the city, they even shot a Bhojpuri movie together which is Manny’s best friend Jagdish Pandey (Sahil Vaid) dream to direct a film before he loses his eyesight due to cancer.
Kizie has a long-standing dream to meet her favorite musician Abhimanyu Vaid Veer (Saif Ali Khan) psst! Surprise. Manny decides to go all his way to fulfill her dream. She realizes she has fallen for him. However, poor Kizie doesn’t know a tragic twist awaits her in life, which you’ll come to know after watching what happens.
So, all the characters played by actors are very promising, and it feels so true to its 100 per cent that one will get connected to the movie. However, the limelight of the stage is taken by those eyes filled with spark and charm in it and feels it has never left us is Sushant Singh Rajput’s character, Manny or Immanuel Rajkumar Junior.
Truly, Sushant’s presence in the movie right from it’s first frame to last is magical, and his acting is a masterpiece. He will make you laugh and cry both at the same time. On the other hand, Sanjana Sanghi, who made her debut in the leading role, gives a commendable and confident performance. The supporting cast, especially Swastika Mukherjee and Saswata Chatterjee as Kizie’s parents, are superb.
Sahil Vaid, who plays the role of Sushant’s close friend (Jagdish Pandey), was a surprise. He, too, will make you laugh and cry at the same time, and the cameo role done by Saif Ali Khan (Abhimanyu Vaid Veer) is amazing too.
The soundtrack composed by A.R Rahman and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya is crafted with soulful and foot-tapping music, especially Taare Ginn and the title track Dil Bechara. The cinematography done by Satyajit Pande, especially those in Paris sequences were a feast to eyes.
Director Mukesh Chhabra and writers Suprotim Sengupta and Shashank Khaitan’s work portrays a beautiful narrative, the Bengali touch to the dialogues was also noticeable.
The movie will make you cry with a smile and on your face; leave your heart heavy with emotions; remind you about how commendable actor Sushant was, which justifies his legacy of work. Dil Bechara will always be remembered as Sushant’s swan song. Watch this movie simply to witness Sushant Singh Rajput’s last act–a brilliant one.
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My Manny, I hope you’re looking over us, blessing us, and smiling upon us as we are, looking up at you, searching for you, in equal parts awe and disbelief. As @castingchhabra so correctly said, how could both our debut films ever be his last? Life is just so not fair. Thank you for giving us the strength in ways known and unknown to somehow brave through this incredibly tough path. We can feel the strength every minute. It’s the only silver lining amidst so many dark clouds. The day apparently has come. It’s #DilBecharaDay Here’s praying for peace, positivity and calm to each and everyone. Milte hain. Jald. @roo_cha thank you, for everything.