November 21, 2010 (Calcutta Tube) Read the critical analysis of latest Aishwarya-Hrithik Roshan Hindi Movie GUZARISH by Usman Khawaja at Calcutta Tube.
(The slab of granite called SLB)
- Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
- Produced by: Ronnie Screwvala, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
- Screenplay by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhavani Iyer
- Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai
- Music by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
- Cinematography Sudeep Chatterjee
- Writer: Usman Khawaja
- Rate: NO STAR
I was absolutely committed to not saying a word on this account of ‘Bolly Folly’ on disability but as a neurologist in rehabilitating who deals with quadriplegics and euthanasia I am petrified by this pathetic exorcism on a very sensitive human issue.
The account of a man in utter suffering being treated by a nurse who is also a physician and speech and physiotherapist and a ‘lover ‘is a vulgar and vehemently venomous travesty of this subject.
Add to this the fact that Hritik Roshan can only smile and in one’ fixed facial tic’ and you have a caricature where the quadriplegic looks better as the chronic wasting disability progresses and as we all descend into a gorge of artistic mockery with the mock ‘baroque frames ‘that make this clutter an utter pastiche .
The ‘songs and music are utterly excruciatingly painful with a theme song sung by the ‘man claiming euthanasia as an ultimate release, as worded “aaya aaya moo moo “, where the audience actually burst out in laughter while every ‘grossly overacted ‘character in this crap was crying on the screen in a mass horror.
The cinematography was inexorably inappropriate trying to make this look like a romantic period epic while the vision of the director is nonexistent. As he does not even have a clue as to the fact that a quadriplegic has ‘postural ‘complications and ‘autonomic failures’ as the worst nightmares, and everyone wallows in self pity and an orgy of self indulged glory while Hrithik proclaims he is the greatest magician ever on planet earth in the most ridiculously written script ever as he is dubbed Merlin in a malady as malodorous as a maggot in a sewer.
Aishwariya either overacted or did not bother at all and wore cheap imitation clothes and jewellery as Carmen the gypsy woman rather than a nurse and there is an absurd subplot where she has a abusing husband who is envious of her love for the cripple patient.
The sequence where Aishwariya and Ethan as the cripple, are abused by her villainous husband are so miss- directed and badly acted that it has to be the worst dramatic misadventure eve , and amen to the Bansali as this makes Devdas look like a masterpiece.
Mister Bansali has no right to strip Indian cinema of all dignity and sophistication and in this ploy I am disgusted with this dribbling diatribe.
While ‘Tare Zamenpar’ was somewhat flawed, it was a good account of autism, and had a decent plot and a good child actor but this is miscast and mal -executed from the word malnourished to miss directed, and that is an understatement.
The magician who is sabotaged by another magician, called ‘Yaser Siddiqui ‘in an acrobatic act and is disabled for life in the accident which is ‘never investigated ‘[the ropes being cut by a saboteur in an international event is unintentionally hilarious as ‘Ethan mascarenhas looks even better years later than before as his posture is as good as a ‘stallion’ and he talks in a final speech as if he was mister Obama delivering his last speech in white house in 2012, and god bless them both as well.
I feel pity for the audience who I think need ‘Euthanasia’ after watching this monstrous preposterous floss from the man who once made ‘Khamoshi’ which is a classic on ‘disability and handicap ‘set in baroque ‘Goa as well, and I am aggrieved and totally grief-stricken at his grotesquely mangled Guzarish.
If you want to copy French cinema like diving bell and butterfly or Italian like ‘Chiava de la Casa’ or French Canadian Oscar winners on ‘Euthanasia’ ‘than please I plead with you Guzarish a ‘gentle plea ‘in Persian language to get your brain fixed before turning a neurological tragedy into a gross insult to art and medical science.
This is a hilariously ridiculous travesty for disabled person and a shame for Bollywood as a whole collective mass experience as “aaya aayo mama mama yo yoo” and should be designated for every’ raspberry award’ possible.