Aishwarya’s third release with Bhansali. The
film is produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie
Screwwala under the banner of SLB Films and UTV Motion
Hrithik Roshan is an accomplished magician in Goa,
fate does its dole and paralyses Hrithik’s abounding
joyful life turning him into a paraplegic. Confined
to his own wheel chair Hrithik’s will power
doesn’t drain with the mishap instead grows
stronger and he becomes the Radio Jockey of an FM
Station called Radio Zindagi spreading magic, hope
and laughter through his power of wit and humor making
it hard to believe that he is immobilized for about
14 years. Hrithik, it is heard, has depicted his traumatic
role very differently. His bearded look adds to the
difference. Hrithik’s life centers on Aishwarya
Rai, his elegant nurse who has been caretaking him
for twelve long years and they share a love that is
silent and unspoken but true and beautiful to the
Fate again plays its role by killing the hopes of
Hrithik at the fourteenth anniversary of his accident
and he decides on mercy killing. He appeals to the
court through a lawyer, Shernaz Patel, who happens
to be his good friend too. She being very practical
decides to support Hrithik. At the same time he is
persuaded positively by Suhal Seth, his neuro physician
but finally he too gets convinced by Hrithik.
With all these painful chaotic turns taking place,
Aditya Roy kapoor approaches Hrithik expressing his
desire to learn magic from the greatest magician.
A passionate learner, Aditya excels in the lessons
of magic and soon impresses Hrithik who in turn gets
committed to passing on the legacy to Aditya. In spite
of the favouravable current flowing through, Hrithik
still does not go back on his mercy killing plea.
Things take a new twist when Hrithik’s ex lover
knowing Hrithik;s condition, re enters his life after
14 years, as a mother with a career of her own.
Hrithik’s nurse Aishwarya gradually falling
in love with Hrithik, his ex lover entering the scene
after 14 years, his new student Aditya passionately
wielding the magic wand and Hrithik himself trying
hard for mercy killing add painful heart wrenching
twists to the storyline.
Cinematography is handled by Ravi K Chandran, an acclaimed
cinematographer, who has already worked with Sanjay
Leela Bhansali in movies Black and Saawariya. The
script has been handled by Vibhu Puri and Bhavani
Guzaarish numbers have already touched hearts and
are still creating currents around. These melodious
numbers breezing through hearts have their beautiful
compositions emanate from the hands of the well commended
Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself who makes his debut
as a music director. Along with music and lyrics,
the storyline also has been adeptly dealt by the producer.
Bhansali has also lent his expertise in choreography
of some songs. Though the storyline seems traumatic,
the silent romance weaved in it is going to touch
Aishwarya and Hrithik fans.
With a lot of ‘thirds’ to its credit,
Sanjay’s third film with Aishwarya, Hrithik’s
third film with Aishwarya and Ravi K. Chandran’s
third film with Sanjay, it remains to be seen if the
movie will be third time lucky too!