Dil Bechara, film critic: Sushant Singh Rajput, one last time.
Dil Bechara Film Review : When we sit down to watch Sushant Singh Rajput’s latest film, we leave behind the controversies and debates in prime time and celebrate the actor and his art.
Hazel’s favorite book, “The Fault in Our Stars”, was not published in “Dil Bechara”, but her famous phrase remains true as we watch Sushant Singh Rajput for the last time. The last time he makes an “entrance”, the last time he sings and dances, the last time he courts the lead actress, the last time he collapses, unable to bear the weight of it all.
There is no doubt that Dil Bechara’s audience will break more than one record this Friday night. The film has been made available to the public for free as a tribute to the actor. The millions of people who will see the film are looking for something more sublime and ephemeral than entertainment: perhaps they are looking for catharsis. And in the midst of open hostility and deep divisions, art may be the only balm. Dil Bechara is a celebration of Sushant and the deep love that brought him to Mumbai and made him a star. The film is about the millions of fans saying goodbye to their beloved, beyond the hostility and bitter debates in prime time.
Sushant plays the role of Emmanuel Rajkumar Jr., or Manny, whose life has just been “touched” by an osteosarcoma. He enters the film with his back turned, absorbed by his “adoration” of Rajinikanth. Sensitive, sexy and intelligent – all at the same time – he manages to get Sanjana Sanghi’s Kizie Basu out of the stupor into which she has fallen. The constant companions of Kizie, suffering from cancer, are her oxygen bottle nicknamed Pushpinder, which she carries everywhere, and her worried parents (played by Swastika Mukherjee and Saswata Chaterjee).