Like with all of his films Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish is a visual treat, not only becuase of stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan lighting up the screen but also the incredible pictures he paints on film. Producer Ronnie Screwvala agrees and wrote, “It’s not everyday that one gets a chance to be part of cinematic history. We believe Guzaarish is one such opportunity. A story as sensitive an compelling as Guzaarish can only by the vision of a man whose passion for cinema surpasses everything else, someone like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and we are happy to have partnered with him on this landmark journey. The film also marked the return of the most enigmatic pairing of contemporary Hindi cinema, Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. And their on screen chemistry as always will leave you spellbound. Guzaarish with its sweep of emotions, visual splendor, and mellifluous music will make you deliriously happy and incredibly sad all at once just as great cinema is meant to do.”
The story also looks to be one that will take your breath away. Here is the story….
The verdant green landscape, the magnetic blue waters and the warm bright sunshine of beautiful Goa is home to one of the greatest magicians of his time, Ethan Mascarenhas. Presently hosting a Radio Show that spreads magic and hope and laughter through his irrepressible wit and humor to every listener and caller, it is difficult to imagine that this is a man who has been immobilized with a spinal injury for the last fourteen years of his life.
Ethan is aided through every moment of his present life by the epicenter of his world – his Nurse, Sofia D’Souza. Theirs is a love beautiful in its implicit silence, unwavering in its quiet strength and spirited in their constant verbal sparring.
On the fourteenth anniversary of his accident, Ethan decides to seek control over his own life. He makes a petition to the Court that shocks the world and leaves Sofia in an impasse that challenges their relationship and their love. Alongside all the tumult that follows, a young man named Omar Siddiqui bursts into Ethan’s world with a single-minded desire to learn magic from the very best. While on one hand Ethan passes on his magical legacy, on the other, he fights tooth-and-nail to demand the most basic right that every human being is entitled to – the right to his own life. The ethics, the morality, the kindness and cruelty of this mission creates a storm in all the lives that it envelops and its resolution forms the startling conclusion of Ethan’s remarkable journey.
About making the film Bhansali wrote, “Guzaarish is a tale of true courage and true love. I experienced a surge of emotions with this film and it has made me fall in love with life all over again…the simplicity, struggle, conquests, joys and sorrows of it. I have loved making every bit of Guzaarish and I truly hope that you love the film too.”
Check out these stills of the people and the world they inhabit in Guzaarish! We also have stills of them working on the film too!
You can see the film in all its glory when it comes to theaters on November 19th!