One of the most bittersweet movies viewing experiences that ached my heart as the story progressed was when I saw the Mukesh chapter directed from dilby chara starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana sangeet in lead roles an adaptation of the john green 2012 novel the fault in our stars which was also adapted into a film with the same name in 2014.
dilbechara is based in Jamshedpur and focuses on a beautiful relationship that blossoms between Kizzy and manny played by Sanjana and Sushant, respectively, a film that showcases young love and two souls meeting souls.
Souls that can empathize and connect as life plays its vicious oscillating games giving them a chance only fleetingly to live and love with absolute abandon both suffering from terminal illnesses one presumably with thyroid cancer that spreads to the lungs and another currently in remission sustained from osteosarcoma and lost a leg due to it the movie has been through an extremely tough journey and finally when it is here to be viewed by millions of people we are in the direst circumstance globally and don’t have our charming hero to celebrate it with. Still, I had an overwhelming rush of emotions that kept on swaying as Sushant Singh Rajput appeared in the frame I couldn’t help but appreciate the genuine attempt at telling a story made by the entire team through this romantic film.
Each talent that appeared in this movie from the supporting characters to the lead pair seemed to belong in this world created in jamshedpur i can’t think of a single talent that felt out of place in this one hour and 41 minute film and credit has to be given to the impeccable casting by mukesh chabra sahil where there’s jp manny’s best friend and actor that has put forth commendable performances in several films as the ride-or-die best friend is sincere and earnest in his role kizzy’s parents played by bengali veterans swastika mukherjee and saswada chatterjee have some of the most memorable sequences in the film the father being the nat geo-obsessed carefree yet loving figure of the family and the mother always anxious and overbearing skeptical of any new company in her daughter’s life and dedicating her entire life in protecting and prolonging the moment shared with her my mother once told me there isn’t a worse thought that can cross a mother’s mind than losing her own child before she departs from this world and swastika has beautifully captured and communicated exactly that the sinking feeling you get the moment your own baby is suffering and hanging on to dear life as someone rightly said mothers and daughters never truly part maybe in distance but never in heart and the film showcases this essence with conviction sanjana sanghi has matured.
As an actor so much since her first appearance in the 2011 film rockstar she is confident formidable and encapsulates the need for a girl to find anything beyond the routine to experience the simple pleasures like any young adult her social suffocation and finally wanting to feel whole falling helplessly and madly in love with his soul mate they wrote about in songs and only fictional novels it finally happened for her.
sanjana has put forth a very sweet and heartfelt performance i don’t know where to start when it comes to manny i know very well that this film and especially sushant’s portrayal of manny has a huge recall value and many people will revisit the several moments in this film as ironically the light at the end of the tunnel the glimmer of hope the ray of sunshine of dilbechara is sushant singh rajput he is the one who looks at the positives even when surrounded by dread he is the one that reminds kizzy’s father that even if these dreams might seem silly they are still worth striving for he is the one who hesitantly states and tries to convince everyone that he isn’t scared of anything in life so shanthi is effortlessly charming in this film and the chemistry shared between him and sanjana is infectious and extremely grounded in reality dialogue writers shashank and supratham sayin gupta need to be appreciated for their natural writing that makes the interaction among several characters like any other interaction you may have with friends or family the unexplainable manner in which manny feels drawn to kizzy never coming across as overbearing making her smile simply through his wit the moment shared between them are beautiful be it the initial reluctance to listen to a song that eventually becomes their thread of exploration together manny’s constant need to transition into bollywood movie references and dialogues mid-conversation his small glance at the review mirror she looks at him in absolute awe quite to the contrary of what people perceived from the trailer that we were going to get an over-energetic and boisterous hindi cinema hero in the form of manny he is just a charming boy who gets fulfillment in other people’s happiness who never wants others to feel sympathy and sadness for him who is rarely vulnerable and a person if who can trust you will provide you the world and everything beyond it mukesh chapter has taken the perfect amount of creative liberty in the hindi adaptation of the overwhelmingly emotional the fault in our stars where what keeps hazel and augustus constantly seeking for answers in life is an abrupt and unexplainable ending to a novel an imperial affliction written by the obscure writer peter van hooten played by william defoe the journey to seek for answers in dil bharara is through an unfinished song created by an artist abhimanyu veer played by cephali khan jonatha gandhi and rider’s song mehtumara stayed with me the most.
That is the thread of this film sef’s prophetic line still leaves a sense of introspection within me stating the reason for his song to be incomplete it’s a profound and memorable cameo by the khan.
In many ways, the film imparts several life lessons, and this constant need of humans to seek absolutes for answers for everything to be presented in black and white the reality is that when manny looks
teary-eyed into Kizzy’s eyes asking her we live like this right you can only comfort someone with a resounding yes but deep inside you never really know the doomed romance is a genre of film that falls into two sub-categories one the internal doomed romance where you would assume the main characters eventually would persevere from the trials and tribulations and eventually end up together it sadly never happens the most notable examples of such a theme are movies like Lala land and 500 days of summer the external
doomed romance includes films where you know the inevitable end of the dreadful and painful misery that will follow the masterpieces that fall under this category include films like a walk to remember and the classic 1970 film love story.
dilbechara like these films develop an unimaginable pain within my heart and especially in the last 30 minutes of the movie i couldn’t help myself but uncontrollably weep as I knew what would be the fate of this love story between Kizzy and manny Sushant once said perhaps the difference between what is miserable and that which is spectacular lies on the leap of faith and manny embodied precisely that the leap of faith taken to see the bright side as he is surrounded by just misery, I didn’t want this to end. I wanted the film to last only a bit longer for manny to take Kizzy on another date and open an imaginary door just once more to shoot another over-the-top action sequence for their feature film once more bring her to the beautiful view once more reply on the phone line to she says I know vs. movie lovers will never get closer to the way you departed.
I can keep on contemplating how you would have carved your career in the future years to come as you had so much to offer, but I know for everyone affected by your departure they have been forced to introspect and re-engineer themselves with the way they interact with one another devoid of judgment and malice you will never be forgotten.