Guzaarish

Does a person have no authority on his life? What if he has no wish to live further? What if he wants to die? Would his wish be granted? Or is there any chance or hope we could save him?  But setting him free isn’t a wise choice? How long we can hold onto that person who doesn’t wants to stay? We can encourage that person to live, to live life happily but we can never enforce it upon him. We can make him happy but if he already is, if he lives his life with high spirits why would he try to end his life?

All these would look comprehensible when you watch the movie ‘Guzaarish.’ A film made by Sanjay Leela Bhansali picturizing the life of a quadriplegic- Ethan Mascarenhas (Played by Hrithik Roshan). A man who garnered name, fame and money lost all these in the wink of an eye but life doesn’t stops. People don’t stop breathing, eating, walking but what if the person can’t walk, can’t movie any part of his body except for his head. Yeah, that’s what his life had become, miserable, so much so that he needed to depend on a person to clean himself, to make him eat, to help him scratch his nose. How much humiliating it becomes when you can’t do the basic things of life, you can’t feel any essence of touch, breeze, water or pain as there’s nothing below your head such was Ethan’s condition but he survived and became the ray of hope for millions going through the same. He’s the one to actually prove when life gives you lemons make lemonade. Even after everything, he started a new journey, wrote a book and became a radio jockey and all these wouldn’t have been possible without the people who supported him during his long-run. His nurse Sophia (Aishwarya Rai) was one of them even after not getting a penny for her service she worked for the last twelve years for Ethan to get better and not lose hope in life. She was more than a nurse to him, a guide, a companion and an ally. He also had an amazing best friend and a friendly doctor.

Life becomes fulfilled when you have such beautiful souls around you but there comes a moment when your life doesn’t seem worthy anymore because there’s nothing more left. How long would you want others to keep their lives on hold and be there for you when you have nothing left to give them and ultimately you feel helpless. Something similar happened to Ethan and after fourteen years of battle he finally chose to die with dignity and free himself from the incomprehensible pain he’s suffering from. He’s decision might hurt his near and dear ones but he understood it’s good to die being happy rather than being alive but dead from inside. If he wanted to die simply he would have committed suicide but he didn’t want to become the wrong example and appealed for euthanasia through his lawyer best friend Devyani Dutta and as an understanding friend, she wanted peace for him hence she fought for him against all the odds. People discouraged and humiliated Ethan for his decision still he was stuck to his decision and finally gained the convenience of the whole nation that after fourteen years of a strong war with life it’s time that he deserves to be released from his pain with dignity.

A man who couldn’t see the outer world as it hurts him by seeing the other people running freely and exploring things, it hurts him that he couldn’t feel the waves of the sea touching his feet, it hurts him that he couldn’t do magic again which was his life. A question may arise in our mind, ‘Can faith in life be restored?’ But what if there’s faith but there’s no means to survive. How long you are going to live for others if you don’t have any hope for yourself? In that case we all would want freedom. Freedom from life, from the helpless faces you look at, which says “There’s no chance of you getting any better.” But to Ethan’s disappointment, his plea of mercy killing wasn’t granted to him. Then the question is who released him from his endless pain- Sophia, whom he married at last giving her the honour of becoming his wife who risked her own life to save Ethan from his merciless life. That’s love- Strong, courageous and beautiful.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali did a splendid job by making a film like ‘Guzaarish’ which covers such a sensitive subject, different from the usual moral “No matter however your life is, live it to the fullest.” At the end it’s your choice if there’s any motive left to live that life. It shows us the courage of Ethan to lead a life like that and coming into terms to end it when he knew there’s literally nothing left. It shows us the struggle of a friend to fight unwillingly for her another friend to end his painful life, it shows us the act of forgiveness that inspite of what your friend did to you, you give the secret of your magic to his son so that he can achieve his dreams.

Written by Sukanya Chanda

THE MOVIE LAXMMI BOMB CONTROVERSY

Nowadays, every small thing in Bollywood gets into controversy as netizens feel that any particular element, whether its promo, character or even title is hurting their sentiments or portray or distort the history. Akshay Kumar’s Upcoming film ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ has been renamed to ‘Laxmmi’.

This is not the first time where we saw producers changing the titles of their movies from being landing in trouble.


There was a lot of heat for the title of the film. Even before the trailer of the movie came out, people came out in protest. Though the trailer received a huge response from the audience, a section of social media users expressed their displeasure with the film’s title as they believe it insulted Hindu Goddess Lakshmi.

The film ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ is alleged by some that it promotes love Jihad and objected to its name ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ and has declared it against Hinduism. The hashtag #BoycottLaxmmiBomb trended on Twitter last week. Mr Rajput of Karni Sena had also issues legal notice to regarding the tittle of the film.

Laxmmi Bomb

Mukesh Khanna also expressed anger at the film. He said adding bombs in front of Laxmi seems mischievous. This seems to be a commercial advantage. According to Director Raghav Lawrence, the film was named Laxmi Bomb because the character of Laxmi comes like a blast in the film where Laxmi is a transgender women, who is very powerful.

The movie went for censor certificate on Thursday and was discussed with the CBFC and after the screening, keeping in mind the sentiments of the audience, the film name changed from “Laxmmi Bomb” to “Laxmmi”.


The film will be released digitally on 9 November. The film stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role in opposite to Kiara Advani. Akshay will be seen playing role of Arif and Laxmi. The film is a remake of Tamil film “Kanchana”.

MOVIE REVIEW; LADY BIRD

Name of the movie- Lady Bird.
Director – Greta Gerwig.
Starring- Saoirse Ronan, Laura Metcalf, Timothee Chamalat and others
Rating-4/5
Synopsis- LadyBird is a 2017 American coming- age comedy movie. It is also the director’s solo directorial debut. The movie set in Sacramento, California, between the fall of 2002 and the summer of 2003. It depicts the strained relationship between the protagonist and her mother.


Later on, it shows that protagonist deals with strained relationships with her crushes
and as well as friendships. The protagonist, a teenage girl, discovers herself through love,relationships, and her hometown.

This movie gives a fresh, charming take on self- discovery through the contours of adolescence. Lady Bird, as appeared, falls in love with a guy from her school, ends up heartbroken, on discovering being cheated.
As life is full of surprises, Lady Bird gets to experience the ride in the roller coaster of life, facing different buoyancy of emotions. Moreover,the director puts a sensitive approach to the individual scenes.

Movie; Lady bird

The scenes are delicately put together, leaving a feel-good impression. At the same time,It carries an emotional weight despite the restrain. Director uses mundane elements like funny and memorable by employing simple tricks of positioning the actors along with, the camera placement.

Scenes almost look natural and improvised on the spot.
The realism hammered through the performances mainly, Lady Bird, portrayed by Saoirse Ronan. Firstly, she captures her angst, confusion and restlessness, who begins to understand what it means to look beyond yourself. she also believes herself, forgetting that her parents are financially struggling to make ends meet.


The mother played by, Laura Metcalf, equally steals the show, like Marion, providing on the essence. Both are equally strong-willed to the point of being obstinate. Only the negative point is the portrayal of the lack of interaction between the mother and her daughter. Also, some scenes might seem to be forgetful.

The supporting cast was decent and delectable. It was Miss Ronan who maintains a subtle and impressible level of charisma throughout the movie. Gerwig infuses a lot of personalities, making each one essential to the plot.


The credit goes to Gerwig’s writing skills and the ability to present a collection of memories from someone’s teenage years without, being pretentious.


Leaving all aspects, Greta Gerwig makes up Hollywood’s forthcoming movie about growing up, being awkward but bittersweet essence. It is rare to see a filmmaker with such a grasp on a story’s soul, tackling with a little depth.

Written by Bratati Sinha.