Dil Bechara review: An emotional rollercoaster ride with a sorrowful climax

Dil Bechara stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi


So the much-awaited Dil Bechara finally saw a release as it was directly out on OTT platform at Hotstar. Most of the people were and still are very much in confusion about whether to go for the film or save themselves from becoming an emotional mess. To those of them who don't know yet, this is a remake of Fault in Our Stars which itself was based on the book of the same name. The untimely and shocking demise of Sushant Singh Rajput itself makes it a very difficult film to watch and the story was like the final nail in the coffin. I went for the film without giving it a second thought and in terms of review, here are a few points that I have gathered in order to give you an unbiased opinion about the film and whether to go for it or not:-


The Bad 

To be honest, there aren't really too many bads in this film so there would be no proper points in subheadings in case of the limitations of the project. I did have a few problems with the editing of it in the second half. There's a big revelation which should have sulked into the narrative pretty nicely as it was the major turning point. They rushed it which was possibly the biggest and only drawback that I can point out. Usually, Hindi films are run for 10-15 extra minutes but in this case, they fell at least 5-10 minutes short of the runtime which was best suited for Dil Bechara.


The Goods 


Direction and Screenplay 

The first thing which needs to be pointed out at in the Dil Bechara review is how well it has been directed. Mukesh Chhabra is a well-known casting director who interestingly gave Sushant his first break in the industry too. People were a bit concerned if he would be as good a director as he is a casting director but boy o boy, he just nailed it out of the park. Sure the film was a remake of an already celebrated extravaganza but the desi flavour that he gave Dil Bechara was really good to see.
At no point does it bore you or make you feel uninterested. It keeps you hooked to the narrative and even though you have the luxury of moving fast forward on OTT platform if you don't feel like staying with the dull moments of any film, you are not really required to go for it here. Even if Sushant Singh Rajput was alive, this project would have still been praised the same way because it has been directed so maturely by Mukesh Chhabra. He deserves credit for making such an awesome product in his first outing itself! 

Music 

The legendary AR Rahman was sitting on the music director chair, what else do you expect? We always give a lot of credits to AR Rahman but the words happen to fall short for the way he puts out some of these albums that he produces. The funny thing is that he is basically a Tamil music director but his best work has always come in Hindi cinema and it continues to be the case. 

Background music and songs both were damn perfect and lifted Dil Bechara up in terms of anticipation. The songs have been really well used in the film and make the emotions run really fast throughout your body. I will continue to hear these amazing songs out for the time to come, thank you so much, music maestro! 

Chemistry 

When we are talking about chemistry, it doesn't just mean the way the pair has been presented but the way all the characters of the film are interlinked with each other. Kizie (played by Sanjana) has amazing chemistry with her father and mother (played by Saswata Chatterjee and Swastika Mukherjee respectively) as well as Manny's best friend (played by Sahil Vaid) and the same is the case with Manny (played by Sushant Singh Rajput) and other characters.

 It makes all the sequences that damn special and realistic as you are keen to know how they behave with each other. The credit has to be given to the story as well as Mukesh Chhabra who did not let the strong premise to face some sort of distraction. 

Performances 

Each and every performance is heartfelt and genuine. There is a special appearance by Saif Ali Khan which was always on the cards as he was announced as the supporting character in Dil Bechara and even in a couple of minutes, he left a very strong impact. Saswata Chatterjee and Swastika Mukherjee were both really amazing in their roles as the father and mother of Kizie, they deserve more work like this in the future. Sahil Vaid as Manny's best friend makes a strong impact himself, he should appear often in the films too.

 It was the first time Sanjana Sanghi featured in the lead role of a movie and she is simply brilliant in her part. She matches up to all the other artists in the film and there is never a moment where she skips a beat. I know for a fact that this film is going to be all about SSR but credits need to be given to Sanjana too and I hope she doesn't lose her path as an actor in the near future and puts on commendable performances just like this one.

Sushant Singh Rajput 

His entry scene will make you scream in joy and blow whistles for him. Fast forward to the climax of Dil Bechara and you will be gutted, disheartened, distraught and what not. It was a boy next door sort of role and Sushant was effortless throughout the part. He happens to be the funniest part of the movie too who makes you laugh really hard and at the end of it, he is going to make you cry too. Imagine watching a guy who took his real-life, lose himself in reel life, isn't the image itself playing with your emotions? I could not help but wonder why he had to commit suicide, he was such a talented actor. 

When it all ended, I had a flashback of everything I have seen of him. From his start as a TV actor and then an outstanding debut in the big leagues in the form of Kai Po Che to all the experiments he did as an actor to finally quitting his life. But even in this 34 years of life, 14 years of an acting career and 8 years of Bollywood career, he has inspired so many of them around. He will forever be remembered as a guy who worked incredibly hard to get money, fame and recognition in his life. He got each one of them in plenty but there was just something else that he wanted which he could not get, in turns, he could not bear the disappointment anymore.

 We should not remember him for the suicide that he committed but the incredible work that he put. His impressive start as Manav Deshmukh to become a household name, moving on as Ishaan Bhat who was a happy-go-lucky person, playing detective Byomkesh Bakshi in his most cminally underrated performance ever, finally getting his name in the big leagues as MS Dhoni, portraying characters like Mansoor, Lakhan, Anni, each one of which was impressive to a really charming and emotional portrayal in this film, it all puts him in the list of actors that will never be forgotten. You will be sincerely missed Such! 

Have you watched the film? Are you planning to watch it? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  1. Damn this is gonna be one hard film to watch. This review makes me wanna watch it soon. Rip Sush 😥

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    1. Rip Sush, yes it will be a hard film to watch yet a very satisfactory experience!

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  2. I don't knw what to say , heartbreaking

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  3. You well portrayed your thoughts, must've been hard to do so. Thanks for this genuine review.

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  4. Thanks for this Ajay.. can't say why good people leaves us so soon.. I have enough memories of his stardom in my heart that makes me sad as to why he has to go so far... hope he is rocking in that world too... 🙏

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    1. I hope that too, I hope he is making peace for himself!

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  5. RIP SSR I'll definitely want to watch this movie, just gathering the emotional courage.
    Thanks the the reviews.
    Now I am even mire eager to watch it.
    😄

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    1. You should go for it most definitely!

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    2. Also you need to know how to spell more, just kidding tho 😂😂

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  6. Watched the film with a pounding heart and teary eyes! The actors perfectly justified their respective roles, thus making the movie very special.
    And the way you observed and wrote this review, it was pretty good.
    Much love to Sushant��

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    1. Ya much love to him and thank you for your opinion too!

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  7. Great blog man, watched this one as it was released.
    Gonna break records,
    Rip.

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    1. We are all hoping it does! 💓💓

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  8. Too good man.. Good going 💯

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  9. There is no fault in our stars.... Just faults in our system!

    I don't have words to describe this movie. I never cried so much in any other film. It left me numb and speechless.

    Just one regret.... It ended with a sad note... Just like his life!

    He is gone... Not because he failed to impress some idiots... But because this world didn't deserve him!

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    1. That's true and thanks for giving it a read!

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  10. I don't have the words to comment on this!
    About movie review you did the great work by putting everything in nice words.
    First time I saw Sushant as a Manav in a Pavitra Rishta serial and i loved his role there with Archana!

    I can't imagine that he is no more! He is with us with his great work!

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    1. He will always love amongst us through his talent and his films.. thank you very much!

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  11. Watched the movie it was good as taste of Bollywood's tadka. I don't know why i feel like something was missing for me as i have watched the original movie. Otherwise acting was awesome and your observations also.

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    1. I thought it was really good but opinions can differ and thanks!

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  12. Really nice one.. I watched this and the main version the fault in our stars... I really loved it there way you explained this movie

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  13. Nice work dude... You really put your best in your work..
    I've read some pages of The fault in our stars... Romcom was never my thing... So after reading some cringy lines, I abandoned the book... Didn't watch the movie either...
    Clearly I am not the perfect audience for this movie also.
    But after MSD , I liked Sushant, Not bigggg fan though... So maybe after some years, if I live, I'll watch the movie...
    Again, Nice work, Sharma ji.. ����

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    1. Thank you so much, whoever you are cause it reads Anonymous 😂😂

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  14. Now that is one review i'd read completely unbothered. Amazing man, keep up the good work. May his soul rest in pesce ❤️

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    1. Thank you so so much and yes, rest in peace Sushant!

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  15. Keep up the good work..you reviews are good

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  16. Its as decent movie...exceeded my expectations..

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    1. Mine too, I thought it would be a boring film but guess what? It was actually entertaining!

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  17. Keep up the good work man. Amazing work I hope it breaks as many as records it can.

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    1. Thank you and yeah it has broken a lot of records already!

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  18. Good job man ❣#ssr❤

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    1. Okay I will keep iT, information technology is very important to have anyway! 😂😂

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  20. TBH, film copy lagi mereko, chemistry was good. Pehle laga boring hogi, but it was not. Maybe, because of his acting skills? Donno. I enjoyed it, and your writing skills too. Keep up the good work, AVD! ♥️

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