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Dil Bechara Review: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi make your heart beat faster with love

Dil Bechara as a film is special for more reasons than one. For one, it celebrates life and love, and it also marks Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film. A Dil Bechara review is difficult to pen purely because of all these feelings it evokes. However, if we were to pinpoint if or not you should watch it, you definitely must.

For starters, let’s give you a quick read into what is the story about. Narrated by Kizzie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi), the movie is about her love story, one with Imanuel Rajkumar Junior (Sushant). All that happens from the beginning to the end, is what will invoke feelings of love, pain, laughter, and a celebration of life in general.

The movie also marks the directorial debut of Mukesh Chhabra, one which is an absolute treat to watch. For those who have read The Fault In Our Stars or seen the film, know how it ends, and for those who haven’t, also know that Manny does die.

None the less, this is not and cannot be just another critic of the film. However, this Dil Bechara review is more about emotions. While trying to keep aside any personal biases, if there wasn’t a film made on it already, Dil Bechara would have been a grander treat. None the less, that cannot take away how beautifully the movie has done justice to the idea of ‘The Fault In Our Stars.’

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Sushant as Manny puts together his A-game as usual while Sanjana makes a fair debut. Swastika Mukherjee and Saswata Chatterjee as Kizzie’s parents are the cherries on this cake. Sahil Vaid as KP also does complete justice to Manny’s best friend. All in all, this movie is what everyone would expect it to be.

The real game-changer moment of this movie is when we see Saif Ali Khan as Abhimanyu Veer. While the concept of what was original has been transformed into a different art, the look and feel remain. One has to give it to Khan for owning the screen for those few minutes he was on it.

What has our hearts is the first scene. When you see it, it will feel like a reflection of just how lively and colourful Sushant was as a personality. While we waited a bit too much to get his first glimpse, it was worth it.

One thought that does come to my mind as a viewer while talking about a Dil Bechara review is how almost everything is a remake of TFIOS the film. However, there are all these changes in the concepts, of course. If there was greater inspiration drawn from the book and less from the film, it could have added an element of surprise.

A moment that is sure to stay is the scene when Manny hears the eulogies written for him. It will leave you teary-eyed for sure. Sushant is a constant reminder of how this one life should be lived king size. The movie starts with a tribute to the actor, it ends with one as well, something that will leave you with warmth.

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S.J
There is no such thing as enough of reading and writing, or so I believe. While everything else might cause saturation, words always come to the rescue. A writer for a major part of my life, I take things as they come, but not without a pen and paper.

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