So I finally saw Guzaarish last night, something I thought would take someone to put a gun to my head to make me watch it. I haven’t really been a fan of either Sanjay Leela Bansali’s movies or Aishwarya and Hrithik’s acting skills. Although I feel the latter did a good job in some of his movies like Koi Mil Gaya but I wouldn’t bet my money on any of these. I remember watching Black just because of Amitabh Bachchan.
Somehow Guzaarish felt something different. Well for one, the movie made me feel like crying all the time. Yes I mean it, all the time. So make sure you keep your tissues handy for this one. The movie, just like Sanjay’s usual flicks, is an art movie. Hrithik plays the character of this magician who has been paralysed since 12 years now (I heard Aish saying 14 at times or may be I was too emotional) and is looked after by a nurse, played by Aishwarya.
I’ll admit Aish has done a brilliant job and it’s probably the only movie where she didn’t do her fake accent thing (what a relief!). Hrithik’s acting cannot be undermined, he’s one heck of a character in the movie. Heck, I even liked the entire supporting cast. The screenplay has been just consistent during the entire movie. The soundtrack was a disappointing one except for a few good notes here and there. Something I don’t expect to be of exceptional quality from a Sanjay Leela Bansali movie is the soundtrack. Glad he didn’t bother Rahman with it.
On the whole, Guzaarish is a must-see movie of 2010. May be it’s because it comes with a moral that I heavily support and follow – life is beautiful and short, live it well. Really well!