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A paralyzed Magician-turned-Radio Jockey files a Petition in Court seeking permission to end his life.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Mascarenhas
Sofia D'Souza
Shernaz Patel ...
Advocate Devyani Dutta
Omar Siddiqui
Nafisa Ali ...
Isabel Mascarenhas
Monikangana Dutta ...
Estella Francis (as Moni Kangana Dutta)
Suhel Seth ...
Dr. Nayak
Rajit Kapoor ...
Public Prosecutor Vipin Patel
Yasser Siddiqui
Vijay Crishna ...
Judge Rajhansmoni
Makrand Deshpande ...
Nevile D'Souza
Olivier Lafont ...
Father Samuel (as Sanjay Lafonte)
Jineet Rath ...
Little Ethan
Parveen Rabbani ...
Farida Mistry ...


Ethan Mascarenhas, formerly the world's greatest magician, has been quadriplegic since a performance went wrong 14 years before. For the past 12 years Ethan's health has been relatively stable, largely due to the relentless dedication of his nurse, Mrs Sofia D'Souza. He lives and works at his home, spreading new magic to millions of people with his irrepressible wit and spirit through books he has written and his radio show. But now his internal organs are failing. To avoid permanent hospitalization and machine life-support, Ethan petitions a court to be legally allowed to die. Ethan's request - his 'guzaarish' - shocks everyone in his world, but especially threatens his relationship with Sofia, who is the core of his existence. Will Ethan's petition succeed? How will Sofia respond? Written by sshogben

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19 November 2010 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Die Magie des Lebens - Guzaarish  »

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£171,027 (UK) (19 November 2010)


$1,017,335 (USA) (10 December 2010)

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To prepare for his role, Hrithik Roshan studied about twenty paraplegic patients to understand their behavior and attitude. See more »


Ethan Mascarenhas: Life is very short, my friends. But it is long enough, if you live with all your heart.
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References Romeo and Juliet (1968) See more »


Written by A.M. Turaz
Composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Performed by Kay Kay and Shail Hada
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Just outstanding, amazing, brilliant, tooooooooooo goooooood
20 November 2010 | by (Kolkata, India) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best performance by Hrithik, wonderfully woven, every frame by frame, by Sanjay. Aishwarya is good, much better than her previous performances this year, Shernaz Patel and Suhel Seth performed brilliantly in their roles. Aditya Roy Kapoor needs special mention too. He is also outstanding and shows good promises as a forthcoming good actor to watch out for. Overall the movie is excellent. Hrithik once again proves why he is in the top league of actors today, excelling in all fields, be it acting, dancing emoting....just about everything. I am just too amazed by the movie and especially by the performance of Hrithik. He is totally a magician, both in the movie as well as in his acting.....My GUZAARISH.........please go and watch this movie guys and gals.....u will love it.

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