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Guzaarish (2010)

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

19 November 2010 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Die Magie des Lebens - Guzaarish  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£171,027 (UK) (19 November 2010)

Gross:

$1,017,335 (USA) (10 December 2010)
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali described this film as a tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar: See more »

Quotes

Ethan Mascarenhas: Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love deeply. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that made you smile.
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References Romeo and Juliet (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhundhli Dhundhli
Written by A.M. Turaz
Composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Lovely movie.
20 November 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I was not hoping much from Sanjay Leela Bhansali since Saawariya but i was wrong. When the trailer first came out i said that i will only watch the movie because i am a fan of both Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai B. When the first few images came out i was like wow, looks good. And than, when the film came out i was first in line to buy the tickets... When the movie began, i was feeling weird but that weirdness just ran away... The movie is excellent.

Hrithik Roshan gave a life-time performance in this film and he looked very handsome. Aishwarya Rai B was looking beautiful as ever. All her costumes,make-up and hair was really nice. I love the flower on her hair. Made her looks like a lovely Red Rose. SLB did an amazing job.

Guaarish is a must see movie of the year. Go see now...

My review: 9/10


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