April 24, 2014
I admit I may have imbibed in some blubbering on atleast one occasion!
October 23, 2013
This Film Not Mgice on stage only but magic on the idea
The Meaning of death not only bad mean sometimes The death being the only way to escap of Death ( bad mean )
October 8, 2013
Loved the costumes..setting,story.
July 25, 2013
I am going to pass on this one.
January 27, 2013
It was beautiful, stunning, and moving. As a Bollywood movie it will surprise you. It's a bit slow, and some of the lines could be improved, but I believe that those of us who know a bit about the Indian culture will greatly appreciate this fantastic movie.
September 28, 2012
everything is overblown, loud,melodramatic, high-pitched,addiction to unnecessary grandeur.... for god's sake this is a movie about a serious subject..
beauty is not a compensation for acting wake up...
August 11, 2012
Occasionally too melodramatic to a point its silly, otherwise, a sense of humor not that of the regular off-color humor, slapstick, Hollywood westerner kind as of late, with memorable wit and an emotionally heartfelt performance by Hrithik Roshan. The character of Sofia D'Souza is beautifully, charmingly written and perfectly cast with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
July 10, 2012
It's a beautiful movie with a touching story, but is a depressing movie, as it's all about death. Again, a touching story, but not very appealing to the general hindi audience. Great performances by all the actors. This film was obviously meant for the awards, not the general audience.
June 16, 2012
Hrithik is undoubtedly one of the greatest Actors of India!
April 5, 2012
I can't say enough about this movie!!! It is so absolutely beautiful and touching and life-affirming....I would sit everyone I know down & make them watch this movie if I could! lol I love the song "Udi" as well, the lyrics are beautiful, the lady singing has an amazing voice (& I totally want Aishwarya's dress, so pretty!)
March 12, 2012
Well it's certainly the best Bollywood movie this year .. (i am yet to see Udaan . so my opinion may change :P). The movie is all about Ethan Mascarenhas and his plea for death and all the problems he has to face for his so-called absurd "Guzaarish" . Ethan was a famed magician and he became paraplegic after an accident in his act, which later found out to be a sabotage. The movie also has a subplot of the love-story between Ethan and his nurse , Sophia, who served him for 12 years.
The movie truly belongs to Hrithik Roshan as per performance, he is in one word superb, specially in first scene where he, as Ethan, replied to his lawyer friend "sex and a beautiful woman" on being asked whether he want anything else? , he has touch of Jack Nicholson in that expression. Aishwarya was good too, and in the courtroom scene, where she burst before the judge, she was marvellous . And all those small characters played by, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Suhel Seth, Nafisa Ali, etc blends into the movie perfectly . The only thing i didn't like is , Bhansali didn't show all the secrets of Ethan's tricks .. although it can said that the movie is more a story about a paraplegic man than a magician and his tricks (like Prestige) .
Other than performances , The Direction of SLB steals the show . Thanks to awesome Art direction, the movie is a Visual treat to. SLB brings out the old Goa and the whole feel quite well.
March 2, 2012
typical bhansali but it gets cheesy after d interval.......but a dedicated performance from the cast
December 25, 2011
Awesome stuff this is from every aspect of it!
A touching story plus a brilliant act by Hrithik in combination with Sanjay Leela bhansali's trade-mark artistic backgrounds & cosmetics. Also not to forget, the top-class Music has added the icing on the cake. A Perfect Movie it is! \m/
November 27, 2011
If there's any movie ever made, which makes you emotional and lost in your own thoughts, and makes you cry truly from your heart, then THIS is that movie. Just, stunning! Wonderful ... superb cast ! One of the best, if not the BEST Hindi movie I have ever seen !
December 5, 2010
An official remake of 'Whose Life Is It Anyway?', Guzaarish had an enormous scope of making the concept of euthanasia more known in this sub-continent than what it did. Despite having two superstars, the movie failed to satisfy me. The acting by both the protagonists (Hrithik Roshan & Aishwarya Rai) was too weak. Someone told me about this before I watched the movie, but I didn't believe him because its director is Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Unfortunately, what he told me turned out to be true. Specifically, Hrithik's portrayal of Ethan was too bad. His expressions were so lame that you don't care what happens to his character. You don't feel any sorrow/mercy for his pains & suffering. Besides bad performances, the script & screenplay too sucked. The film hardly had any interesting moment. I don't know how great an idea was to insert a song within every 10-15 minutes (approx.) interval, no matter how long or short they were. What should have consisted more of soul than substance was amateurishly reversed. And the substance wasn't so satisfying either. I felt as if the magical performances were made to look attractive by glittering the screen instead of going for better special effects. For most of the magic performances, the focus of the cameras would be taken too far from the respective characters. And of course, the cinematography was par excellence in those sequences.
If you intend to watch a movie with this kind of mood, my humble opinion would be to skip this one and instead go for 'Mar Adentro' or 'The Diving Bell & The Butterfly' (among others). They are far better than this avoidable movie. So the ball is in your court now; decide for yourself. Hope you'll take a wise decision.
October 3, 2011
Talk about a depressing movie! Have you ever been so fucking sad that you wanted to cry, but the tears would not fall? If not, you'll have that happen to you while watching this! The last ten or so minutes is when you will be giving your worst ugly cry, I guarantee. His flash backs are stunning, but pull on your heart strings at the same time. Before I started this I was thinking about how Cris Angel should watch this movie because not only would it knock some scene into him, but inspire him in his own career. yeah, yeah. I know. Those two are completely different things, but if you are familiar with him, you will get what I'm trying to say. The only problem that I had with this was that they would be speaking in English and then half way through a sentence, they would be speaking in Hindi. The subtitles would sometimes be different in English that what they where saying, too. It was very confusing at first, but I got used to it about half way through.
September 30, 2011
Deliberate inclusion of English Songs, deliberate inclusion of coats and suits everywhere (almost everyone wears suits and coats all the times!!!), deliberate inclusion of black, dark and plain dresses everywhere, deliberate inclusion of western styles, architecture and design everywhere, deliberate inclusion of making the actor as christian and inclusion of Christianity, deliberate avoidance of bright color dresses that Indians wear usually, deliberate avoidance of Indian arts and architectural designs, deliberate inclusion lots of dialogs in English (They even speak in English with maid!!) what else? Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to make the film as much westernize as possible. Does he wanted get applause from western media and western film critics? All the deliberate inclusion makes the film totally unrealistic. Non-Indian may not feel this, but as a Indian I see and feel all unnecessary deliberate inclusions. The screenplay is also not good, simply a flat story. The cinematography and art direction looks very good but its doesn't look realistic with all deliberate fake inclusions. I don't like this movie at all.
September 18, 2011
Yes, it's controversy. But still, I. love. it.