Guzarish is the story of a man, paralytic for the last 14 years, whose last wish is to die. Ethan (Hrithik Roshan) has his reasons in place, while his friends, are convinced to the contrary! He files a petition for Euthanasia, mercy killing, nevertheless. A heart-warming, heart-rending tale follows, thereafter.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali gets the best out of everyone. Mr Roshan is wondrously amazing. His best so far. It's not (just!) about his looks (he's scruffy in quite a few frames). He leaves behind all (his few and far between rival contemporaries) when he means business. Be it the way he cracks up to lighten the most sombre of moods or the way he emotes in the gravest of shots, without letting out a tear.
Aishwarya is effective in her role as Sophia, Ethan's nurse. SLB weaves in the idea of love beautifully in every film and that is no less conspicuous here, given the pair's finespun chemistry. It's subtle, it's compelling, it's perfect. Omar Siddiqui, an aspiring magician, played by the 25-year old Aditya Roy Kapoor, lends life to some what-could've-otherwise-ended-up-as-dull-bits in the film.
Not a bad job by Sanjay Leela Bhansali as a first-time music composer. Sau Gram Zindagi by Kunal Ganjawala and Udi by Sunidhi Chauhan are beautiful tracks. Besides being a brilliant actor, Hrithik charms all with his voice. He goes behind the microphones yet again (after Kites) with Life is Wonderful.