Dil Bechara (2020)
Released on 24 July, 2020 on Disney+ Hotstar.
“The helpless heart”
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dil Bechara is a Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age romantic drama directed by Mukesh Chhabra in his directorial debut. Based on John Green’s 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars, it stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi. Principal photography commenced on 9 July 2018 in Jamshedpur.
Kizie Basu is fighting thyroid cancer when she meets Immanuel ‘Manny’ Rajkumar Junior, who has previously suffered from osteosarcoma and is in remission. Manny and his friend JP, who is suffering from glaucoma and is blind in one eye, are making a movie together, inspired by Rajinikanth’s films. Manny invites Kizie to be the female lead.
The two bond over his love for Rajnikanth’s movies and her love for music, specifically an incomplete song by retired songwriter Abhimanyu Veer. Kizie and Manny gradually fall in love as they shoot scenes for JP’s film. They decides to make ‘seri’, the Tamil word for ‘okay’, their secret word that will help them remember that everything will be okay in life and to stay positive. After an operation, JP loses sight in his second eye, making him go blind.
Director: Mukesh Chhabra
Writers: Shashank Khaitan, Suprotim Sengupta, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, John Green (novel)
Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi, Sahil Vaid, Saswata Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee, Sunit Tandon
|Sushant Singh Rajput||…||Immanuel Rajkumar Junior / Manny|
|Sanjana Sanghi||…||Kizie Basu|
|Sahil Vaid||…||Jagdish Pandey / JP|
|Saswata Chatterjee||…||Mr. Basu|
|Swastika Mukherjee||…||Mrs. Basu|
|Sunit Tandon||…||Dr. Jha|
|Saif Ali Khan||…||Abhimanyu Veer|
|Michael Muthu||…||Manny’s Father|
|Rajie Vijay Sarathi||…||Manny’s Mother|
|Franaita Jijana||…||Foizey (as Franaita Jijina)|
|Durgesh Kumar||…||Rickshaw Puller|
|Salone Mehta||…||Mrs. Damaniya (Foizey’s Mother)|
|Anandita Sarkar||…||Mrs. D’Costa|
|Nimisha Dean||…||College Friend|
|Ritviq Joshi||…||Ghazal Singer|
|Milind Mehta||…||College Friend|
|Saurabh Pal||…||Gazal Group|
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