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Battle of Sexes & Guzaarish

Finally I got to watch a performance by long time blogger friend – Nautankey. Earlier when he used to write about his shows at different places, I remember asking him about his plans to come to Bangalore. And so when his team decided to perform in Bangalore, I was definitely excited. Went to watch his play “Battle of Sexes” last Sunday and must say that my excitement was totally worth it. As the name suggests, it’s based on the differences between the two sexes from Venus & Mars. Loved the characters, theme and performance by all the actors of the show. Great work Naut & you were just too good as “Mo”. Keep it up & look forward to your next play in Bangalore soon :-)

This was definitely a good weekend as far as entertainment was concerned, the same weekend I also got to watch the movie Guzaarish. I don’t think I can find suitable adjectives to express my reaction about Hrithik’s performance in this movie. It was a wonderful movie, made very beautifully. As much as I hated Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya or Hrithik’s Kites, more and more I loved both of them for Guzaarish. A lively movie on a very disturbing topic, Guzaarish is the story of an accomplished magician Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan) who has become quadriplegic after an unfortunate accident. The movie revolves around the story of his life on a wheel chair, his relationship with his married nurse (Aishwarya Rai) and his decisions about the future course of his life. Though I found Aish’s get up in the movie bit overboard for a nurse kind of character but then overall she was good and Hrithik was just outstanding.!All other actors like Aditya Roy Kapoor, Suhel Seth, Nafisa Ali, Shernaz Patel or even a small appearance like that of Monikangana Dutta did an excellent job for their characters. It’s a must-must watch movie and don’t go by the critics ratings or negative reviews of the media. No idea on what basis they decide to give four stars to a crap like “All the Best” and two to an excellence like “Guzaarish”! Watch it and if you’re ok with bit of emotional heaviness, then I’m sure you will enjoy this movie.

Details:
Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Screenplay By: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Actors: Hrithik Roshan as Ethan Mascarenhas, Aishwarya Rai as Sofia D'Souza, Shernaz Patel as Devyani Dutta, Nafisa Ali as Isabel Mascarenhas, Aditya Roy Kapoor as Omar Siddique, Monikangana Dutta as Estella Francis, Suhel Seth as Dr. Nayak, Rajit Kapoor as Prosecutor Vipin Patel, Ash Chandler as Yasser Siddique, Vijay Crishna as Judge Rajhans, Makarand Deshpande as Neville D'Souza
Duration: Approx 2 hours

And did I mention, how much I am in love with the songs of Guzaarish esp. “Sau gram zindagi”… 'Der tak ubaali hai, cup mein daali hai, kadvi hai naseeb si, yeh coffee gaadhi kaali hai, sau gram zindagi ye, sambhaal ke kharchi hai'… must have listened to this song 50th time since morning and million times since I first heard it…love it, love it, just love it!


9 comments :

Rhett said...

i dun wana see guzarish not my cup of tea. i don't think i could eat properly if i saw it. but i think we all have different cups of coffee :)

Dil se said...

Nice review Kanu. Even I have heard good things about the movie and specially about Hrithik and I do want to see it at the earliest.

Renu said...

I am quite skeptical about this movie and I dont like morbid ones, and then Aishwarya is a big nono for me, so I dont think I want to see this one,I nevr go by critics but by box office:)

Aparna said...

Haven't seen the movie yet so can't comment. Heard Hrithik is very good in it. Would love to see it.

Deepika Vasudeva said...

even i love the song :)
its just too truthful and right,

Kanupriya said...

@Rhett: Hey long time :)...ha ha, ya i know we all have different cups of coffees

@DilSe: Ya chk it out, it nice!

@Renu: Me too not a great fan of Aish, have liked her only in few movies. But this movie is good as per me.

@Aparna: Ya he was damn good, catch the movie soon as its nice :)

@Deepika: I'm just addicted to this song...simple but soulful words. love it :)

Abhishek said...

I am not really sure if I want to watch Guzaarish. For one, I don't like SLB's artificial world and secondly not sure if I really want to watch a serious movie :(

Jack said...

Kanupriya,

Thanks. I had been thinking of seeing it and now it is firmed up.

Take care

Scribbler Utters said...

good that your reviewed it..I had almost made up my mind not to watch..but now I think I'll :)

The plot of the play sounds good too...

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