Movie: Dil Bechara
Reviewed By: Nikhil
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi
Director: Mukesh Chhabra
Produced By: Fox Star Studios
Release Date: 24th July,2020
Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi) is undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer. She comes across Immanuel Rajkumar Junior aka Manny (Sushant Singh Rajput) who is recovering from osteosarcoma. Unlike her, he is leading happy and is very optimistic about the future. How did the both of them get along and how did they impact each other’s lives forms the story.
Sushant Singh is a delight to watch. He is at ease in romantic and emotional scenes. This film reminds us one last time about how talented he was and what a big loss his death is to Indian cinema. His single take dance moves in Dil Bechara title track deserve a special mention. Sanjana Sanghi makes a stunning debut. She is absolutely perfect in her role of an innocent and matured girl and deserves as much credit as Sushant for holding this film. Saswata Chatterjee and Swastika Mukherjee are good as the Bengali parents.
Camerawork is very good and suits the feel of the film. Both Jamshedpur and Paris have been captured brilliantly. AR Rahman’s music flows along with the film. Editing is appropriate and movie is only 100 minutes long.
This movie is based on the English novel and film “The Fault in our stars”. The story is simple and wafer-thin and for those who have seen the original, the predictability factor also comes into play. Despite all this, what holds the film are the performances of the lead pair and their very adorable chemistry. It’s a delight to watch Sushant and Sanjana together in the same frame. They make an incredible pair and it is sad that we cannot see more of them together. Director Mukesh Chhabra has dealt the film well and has managed to create magic between the lead pair. Despite some slow and weak portions here and there, we tend to get involved into Sushant’s last performance and we easily overlook these minor issues.
Dil Bechara is an emotional ride and surely deserves a watch to witness Sushant perform one last time.