An undeniably beautiful film

Wednesday 29th July 2020 06:05 EDT

Genre: Coming of Age Romantic Drama

Duration: 101 minutes

When two cancer patients meet and have so much in common sparks are bound to fly.

Kizie (Sanjana Sanghi) has thyroid cancer and meets Manny (Sushant Singh Rajput) who previously had osteosarcoma but is in remission. In the mix there is also Manny’s friend JP (Sahil Vaid) who is suffering from glaucoma and the two of them are making a film together and ask Kizie if she would like to star in it.

Kizie and Manny share a fondness for Rajnikanth and music and they form a bond thanks to this. There is one song in particular that really plays on their mind and that is the incomplete track by Abhimanyu Veer.

Manny tells Kizie he has managed to track down Veer and Kizie decides to email him, much to their surprise they receive a reply inviting them to Paris. They manage to convince their parents to let them travel, however, Kizie’s health deteriorates and she is hospitalised.

After Kizie is out of hospital they finally make the decision to go to Paris but are very disappointed when they meet Veer as he had no answers for them.

Kizie is very upset and more so when she learns that Manny’s cancer has returned and is now terminal.

As his health gets worse, Kizie insists they should finish the film they started. Manny invites them to his mock funeral where Kizie and JP are asked to read the eulogies that they have written. Soon after Manny passes away, he leaves a letter for Kizie saying he finished Veer’s song with Veer's help. JP’s film is released in an open air theatre and it pays tribute to their friend Manny.

With so many of the characters in the film suffering from cancer we know that this film is going to end in tragedy but 'Dil Bechara' is so much more than that, it actually shows you how you should live life to the fullest.

This is the perfect tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput who ended his life earlier in the year. The music composed by A R Rahman really does bring the whole film together with some beautiful lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The title song was shot in the picturesque city of Paris and works so well with the lyrics of the song.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s final film is definitely tear jerker in all aspects worth watching.

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