2020 was a devastating year – A terrible year when the pandemic in the name of COVID-19 hit and we also lost legends like Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and then Sushant Singh Rajput. Talking about the later, he proved his worth with the last film of his life, Dil Bechara which will make you laugh , cry , thrilled, excited and loved.
Let us face it .. life is short !!! A day passes with a blink of eye as if it has just gone in seconds. The only thing that we can control is to cherish the moments we have spent with our loved ones and refresh those moments later. A remake of Hollywood film, A Fault In Our Stars, Dil Bechara tells the story of a thyroid cancer patient Kizzie (Sanjana Sanghi) who has lost all hope. Her world turns topsy-turvy when fun-loving Manny (Sushant Singh Rajput) enters the scene who fills the void in her life with love.
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Dil Bechara will always remain as a special one – It is the last film of Sushant Singh Rajput on screen and debut film of Mukesh Chhabra as director and Sanjana Sanghi as the actor. After waiting with bathed breath, we finally get to see Dil Bechara which was released just now. As the romantic drama begins, you are introduced to the world of Kizzie and her boring life which centers in the beautiful city of Jamshedpur. Enters Sushant Singh Rajput as Manny who fills the screen with his vibrant and lively act followed by excellent choreography by Farah Khan and shot in just one-take in the Dil Bechara title song. The film gathers momentum as Kizzie and Manny develop relationship which is boasted with light-hearted scenes supported by tuneful music by A R Rahman (most of the songs run in the background).
As the story moves to Paris, we get introduced to the character of Saif Ali Khan. This is where the film falters as his interaction with Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi is diluted and does not create any impact. The second half also gives another twist (which I will not spoil for you) followed by a very good climax. The climax scene will remind you what is happenning to Sushant Singh Rajput right now- watching his last film. After working as casting director for so many years, Mukesh Chhabra makes a good debut with Dil Bechara. He ensures other characters apart from the lead stars gets meatier role. The good part of watching Dil Bechara is that it is short (duration is just 101 minutes), engaging coupled with lovely background score by A R Rahman. After Udaan, Dil Bechara was completey shot in Jamshedpur which looked gorgeous thanks to the stunning cinematography and well-crafted art direction. At the beginning, you might not like the album of Dil Bechara but you will eventually fall in love with music composed by A R Rahman and penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Performance wise, it is Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi all the way. Sushant Singh Rajput gives it all. The character of Manny was tailor-made for him and Dil Bechara will be added to the list of one of memorable performances. Sanjana Sanghi is another new finding and she gives her best shot in her debut film. Saswata Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee and Sahid Vaid gives adequate support. I have loved The Fault In Our Stars and I had similar expectations from Dil Bechara. I will confess that Dil Bechara met my expectations as it boast off nice direction, strong performances and energizing background score.
Dil Bechara perfectly pays tribute to one of the most promising actors who had the potential to make it big. The romantic drama is produced by Fox Star Studios and is currently streaming on Disney+Hotstar