The “Guzarish” review roundup is in, and critics agree that it’s a well-acted movie that’s worth spending a night out on — and older kids might even be inspired by the main character, Ethan, a paraplegic magician who is in love with his nurse, Sofia, but does something unexpected to help him gain control of his own life: He petitions to end it. It’s an unusual and beautiful love story.
Read reviews for the “Guzarish” movie (also referred to as “Guzaarish”) below:
Times of India: Even the few flashbacks that the film features showcase him as an ardent lover and an adorable kid, who performs his first magic trick before his mother. Yes, death does hang around like a shroud, but life bristles and bursts through every frame of Guzaarish.
Glamsham: This film is special for more reasons than one. After DHOOM 2 and JODHAA AKBAR, it sees the re-union of two of the finest actors in the film industry- Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Director Sanjay Leela Bansali is donning the director’s hat after almost three years. It also deals with a very sensitive issue of Euthanasia (mercy killing).
Guzaarish.co.in: It must have been an arduous task for Hrithik to carry off the Paraplegic character of Ethan Mascarenhas, but he depicts the part with flourish. It’s a great risk in filmy norms to have the hero of the film almost entirely on a wheel chair, but Hrithik has never hesitated or been irresolute in putting himself to adverse conditions, in order to achieve excellence, in whatever character he chooses to depict. Kudos to Hrithik for accepting a role that’s truly opposite to his larger-than-life image and portraying it with elan.
India News (2.5 stars): Ethan is aided through every moment of his present life by the epicenter of his world his Nurse, Sofia D’Souza. Theirs is a love beautiful in its implicit silence, unwavering in its quiet strength and spirited in their constant verbal sparring.
Have you seen it? What did you think?