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"Magic is an illusion... and so is life..."
  • NR
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 7.4  (19,606)

Guzaarish, a 2010 Indian movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is a mesmerizing tale of life, love, and mortality. Hrithik Roshan plays Ethan Mascarenhas, a renowned magician who is left paralyzed from the neck down after an accident during one of his performances. Ethan is now confined to a wheelchair, unable to move or even breathe on his own. Despite his physical limitations, Ethan remains an optimistic and intelligent man who believes that life is worth living, even if he must do so in his current state.

The movie starts with Ethan, who is now a popular Radio Jockey 'Radio Zindagi', having filed for euthanasia, or "mercy killing," legalizing him to end his life with dignity. But before his application gets approved, he wants to hold one final magic show, "a world record," to prove his worthiness.

Along with his nurse and caretaker Sophie (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), who is his only companion and personal assistant, Ethan has one final request - to host a grand magic show where he will try to break the world record for the longest magician's show. He wants to retire with a bang, to leave behind memories and an unforgettable performance.

However, Ethan's request is not simple, and he must fight for his rights against the system that has refused to acknowledge him as a normal human being. His journey to make his 'world-record' show a reality, will not only expose the flaws in our legal system but also unravel the most incredible moments of his past.

As Sophie helps him through his daily routine, she begins to understand Ethan's passionate love for magic and the art that has kept him alive these past fourteen years. Ethan tells her that he believes that each person is like a magician and has a unique talent, but what makes magic possible is simply the ability to believe.

Through flashbacks and reminiscences, we see Ethan's transformation into a magician of great repute. We also see the deep bond he shared with Sofia, his ex-girlfriend, and his nurse. The two women in his life - one of the past and the other of the present - make him feel alive, loved, and fulfilled.

As Ethan moves closer to the date of his final show, he is visited by former colleagues, admirers, and critics who come to pay their respects and offer their support. But the biggest challenge comes from the court where his hearing is set for his right to life decision. Will he be granted the legal right to die or have to continue living his life until nature takes its course? What happens afterward is a magical and captivating series of events that culminate in a spellbinding finale.

As the show progresses, we see Ethan perform his magic with passion, transforming the auditorium into a world of wonder and amazement. He is unstoppable, his magical charisma and show-stopping act are thrilling, and the world is mesmerized. But in the end, it comes down to Ethan, his decisions, and beliefs, as he chooses the path forward.

Guzaarish is a visually stunning movie with an exceptional screenplay and memorable performances by Hrithik and Aishwarya. The film explores a sensitive theme of life and death without being preachy. It's a tale of hope, courage, and finding meaning in life, even in the face of death.

The music of the movie, composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself, is also a standout feature. The breathtaking setting, combined with the tranquil melodies, surrounds the audience, taking them into a world of magic and wonder. Santosh Sivan's cinematography is striking and captures the essence of the movie perfectly.

Overall, Guzaarish is an emotional rollercoaster that leaves a lasting impact. It's a must-watch for lovers of cinema who enjoy fine storytelling, superb performances, and stunning visuals. It's a tale of hope, belief, and the power of love set against the backdrop of life's greatest mystery - mortality.

Guzaarish is a 2010 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

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    7.4  (19,606)