Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali (screenplay), Bhavani Iyer (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Hrithik Roshan ... Ethan Mascarenhas
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ... Sofia D'Souza
Shernaz Patel ... Advocate Devyani Dutta
Aditya Roy Kapoor ... Omar Siddiqui
Nafisa Ali ... Isabel Mascarenhas
Monikangana Dutta Monikangana Dutta ... Estella Francis (as Moni Kangana Dutta)
Suhel Seth Suhel Seth ... Dr. Nayak
Rajit Kapoor ... Public Prosecutor Vipin Patel
Ash Chandler ... Yasser Siddiqui
Vijay Crishna Vijay Crishna ... Judge Rajhansmoni
Makrand Deshpande ... Nevile D'Souza
Olivier Lafont Olivier Lafont ... Father Samuel (as Sanjay Lafonte)
Jineet Rath Jineet Rath ... Little Ethan
Parveen Rabbani Parveen Rabbani ... Rosy
Farida Mistry 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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Magic is an illusion... and so is life... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali had this idea ever since he was making Khamoshi:the musical.At that point,he was developing this idea with Aamir Khan & Manisha Koirala as leads. See more »

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Omar Siddiqui: May I give you a hug, sir?
Ethan Mascarenhas: Oh no, no, no. I have enough attachments already.
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References Romeo and Juliet (1968) See more »

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Sau Gram Zindagi
Written by Vibhu Puri
Sung by Kunal Ganjawala
Composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Instant Classic
22 November 2010 | by flyingsaucerSee all my reviews

Well, the movie was really engaging and brilliantly made. Haven't seen an Indian movie with so much depth and purpose, and believe me I mean it. I loved it.

I was reading some reviews, while 90% of reviews were positive, the remaining 10% reviews were truly conspiring against this movie. And would you believe when I say that many teenage girls have actually questioned Bansali's lack of use of Colors, Dancing and Singing. Well, they are teenagers and what can you expect from teenage girls other than singing-dancing romantic moods which they expect to be reality.

Reality, my friends, is quite different from the nutty gritty rom-coms like Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejanyenge, where a hero(no pun intended) comes flying, singing, dancing and just takes away the girl with him. This is not what reality is like. Reality is painful and we better open up our eyes and face it.

This movie is all about Reality, how a Guy faces all odds and decides to die with dignity. This is what is Guzarish. This is what Bansali has created--A Grayish World full of colors of human emotions and magic. Hats Off. Nuff said.


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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (India) See more »

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Goa, India

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Opening Weekend USA:

$488,121, 21 November 2010

Gross USA:

$1,017,335

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,564,310
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