Movie: Dil Bechara
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi
Director: Mukesh Chhabra
Dil Bechara, the latest film by Sushant Singh Rajput, will ideally give such a conclusion that the nation, despite all that wobbled over its demise, is searching. Based on John Green’s book, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, Dil Bechara is the story of a young couple looking for the silver cover around the dark cloud that is cancer. Kizie Basu (Sanjana Sanghi in her presentation) is an undergraduate, self-observer, and recluse, who also has malignant growth of the thyroid, forcing her to depend on an oxygen tank to breathe. One day, her quiet life is altered when she meets Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny (Rajput), who moved out of her school a couple of years earlier and is a cancer survivor.
Dil Bechara is a film about illness, anguish, and death that analyzes the positive side of life through tears caused by fear and the experience of losing a loved one.
The film’s message of laughing at death is bittersweet and heartwarming. A dialogue about suicide really made me shudder. However, I would rather remember Dil Bechara for Sushant telling the world: “Janam kab lena hai aur marna kab hai yeh hum decides nehi kar sakte, lekin kaise jeena hai woh toh hum decides kar sakte hai”. It is this message of hope that I intend to remove from the film.
Directed by Mukesh Chhabra, Dil Bechara is Sushant Singh Rajput’s latest film. He died by suicide on June 14. It is the official Hindi adaptation of author John Green’s popular novel The Fault In Our Stars.