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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gulzaarish: The movie review for 'Guzaarish'

The title is 'Gulzaarish' because the lyrics of the songs of this movie are very 'Gulzaar'-ish. I mean... 'Sau gram zindagi' is so from the same line of thought as 'hum ne gilehari ke joothe mutter khaaye hai' (Thats a line from a song in Kaminey btw)

Coming back to the movie.. the movie is strictly ok. There is a plastic doll with the name Aishwarya Rai who wears red lipstick and shows cleavage - slightly too much for a nurse. There is a Hrithik Roshan who does a very good job as the patient. There is a Shernaz Patel who is amazing - and a Aditya (lastname?) who is an apt support. The movie has a sharp Sanjay Bhansali mark for it is visually stunning. It indeed is as beautiful as Devdas, Saawariya and Black. (I rate all three of them at the same level in that department) The visuals excite you, scare you and soothe you - just what is intended of them in each scene.

On the positive side is, of course, Hrithik's marvellous performance though some of his dialogues are not clearly spoken. The dialogues and the story does keep you engaged - though towards the end, they get predictable.

The topic of Euthanaisa that the movie handles somehow did not appeal to me. It so looks like a non-issue to me - and I am only a naive individual, a student who believes that there is a right to die for all of us as much as a right to live.

The best part of the movie is the last scene and the fact that the movie somewhere ends on a happy note. On the flip side, there is not one scene that appealed to me (unlike 'Black' which had some extraordinary sequences in parts)

Overall, I do not think the movie appealed to me as much as it appealed to many of my friends/critics online. It is entertaining - not a masterpiece or something.


  1. I think the movie was not at all worth watching in a theatre...It was typical sanjay leela bhansali movie with excellent cinematography, star cast & music, but the main thing that was lacking here is "story". I mean you think that something will happen now...but no..nothing happens till the end. Who would want to spend for a movie to watch a quadraplegic guy trying to die for 2 and half hours. And the movie got tooooo filmy at the end with that "Before I die" speech and the "Hum sath sath hai" hug...hehe...i wish they could make movies with good stories or atleast good entertainment...i m glad to see that someone agrees with my views regarding this movie...

  2. So if there was a SA system, what would have been the overall polarity of this movie ???

  3. > there is a right to die for all of us as much as a right to live.

    Suicide is crime. You do not have right to die.

  4. "there is a right to die for all of us as much as a right to live.
    Suicide is crime. You do not have right to die. "

    You are right, but hopefully you are aware of the unfortunate nurse who is a living (???) as vegetable since last 37 years and our government is just not ready for Euthanaisa. Everyone has right to live and die in dignity. Who's life is it, anyway??