Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.
Surrounded by a great cast, Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai deliver pitch perfect performances as the magician who became quadrileptic and his nurse of 12 years. The relationship between Ethan Mascarenhas and Sofia De Souza is portrayed brlliantly, it's complex filled with repressed emotions, care and deep understanding.
While I am pretty sure the idea was partly inspired by the equally brilliant Mar Adentro by Alejandro Amenabar from a few years before Leela Bhansali makes the subject matter his own and gives it a new context. There is certainly more drama and betrayal in this version, but at the same time the film never loses its focus and so it remains poignant and relatable throughout. Compared to some Hindi films…
I didn´t know what I expected when I started watching that movie. But I know it wasn´t what I got. I was stunned at the theme they dealt with. The movie is about the story of the quadriplegic Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan), a former magician. You get to know his life and his wish to die in a way it makes you want to cry but at the same time you understand his plea for euthanasia. And then there is his nurse and an unspoken and undying love between the two. The movie is a definite must-watch. It´s not sappy or corny, but real and still so beautiful. And Hrithik Roshan is brilliant in it
Hritik is brilliant in this movie. This film handles the delicate subject of euthanasia with maturity and sensivity it deserves.
So hyped up, such a let down. Had all the pieces to make a great movie, fell flat.
Hrithik’s acting masterpiece. He plays a quadriplegic former magician, now a radio star who has inspired others, who decides the time is right for him to die so he goes to court to request euthanasia. Thanks to flashbacks, we get to see some great dancing, but it’s mostly Hrithik lying in bed acting up a storm with his face and voice alone.
I admit that I have not seen a single movie made by Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali in theaters. I always brought them home to watch on PC or DVD. After Sawariya, which I have not seen at all, I never saw any movie from the guy. Yesterday I was forced to accompany my friends to see Guzarish. I admit that I was skeptical.
Mr. Bhansali is a kind of painter, art of whom I’d admire. I close my eyes and I still see the beautiful landscape he created in front of me yesterday. The colors faded in each other, to create a flowing charisma. May it be the scene where he shows the magic, may it be when they show…
I liked the film till half time after which it adds on too many stories. Beautifully shot and lovely set designs