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Critics give thumbs up to Guzaarish

Bhansali's 'magical' direction, Hrithik-Ash's profound chemistry, and the film's soulful music, seem to have worked for Guzaarish, which is set for release on November 19. Read on for critics' take on the movie.

bollywood Updated: Nov 18, 2010 17:06 IST

It seems Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'magical' direction, Hrithik-Ash's chemistry, and the film's soulful music, has worked for Guzaarish, which is set for release on November 19.

Terming it as a wonderful work of art, movie critic Subhash K Jha is also all praise for Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. "Guzaarish is Bhansali's most tender and evocative film to date. It layers the pain of a dying body with the passion of an unstoppable spirit as manifested in Hrithik's skilled and effortless performance as a quadriplegic who pledges to make every moment of his limited "sau gram zindagi" pleasurable for himself an those around him," writes Jha, who has given the rare five-star rating to the movie.

The dazzling chemistry of Hrithik-Ash has transformed into something "deep and satisfying" according to Jha. Says he, "Barring Amitabh Bachchan in Black there has never been a better performance in a Bhansali film than Hrithik's in Guzaarish. He grabs Ethan's role and makes the dying character come alive in delightful waves of provocative histrionics. And if we're talking chemistry between Hrithik and Aishwarya, then let's get one thing clear - this ain't Dhoom. It's something far deeper and satisfying."

Movie critic Taran Adarsh, who has given four-star rating to the film feels that the movie is "special in more ways than one".

He writes, "Bhansali has worked himself to the grind and his presence is felt in every frame of Guzaarish. There is an inimitable intellect that Bhansali brings to his movies. Bhansali is also known to extract the best performances from his actors."

Also Sanjay Leela Bhansali successfully tells a complex story in a convincing way. "Only a sensitive raconteur can do absolute justice to a challenging subject like the one in Guzaarish and Bhansali seems the right candidate for an extremely tricky theme like mercy killing/Euthanasia. The story is complex and can only be narrated by a storyteller who has the art of telling stories most convincingly", says Adarsh.