“Dil Bechara” (translated as “The Helpless Heart”) is a Hindi-language coming-of-age romance film released in 2020. It marked the directorial debut of Mukesh Chhabra and was produced by Fox Star Studios. The script was penned by Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta.
Dil Bechara Hindi Movie 2020 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
Drawing inspiration from John Green’s 2012 novel “The Fault in Our Stars” and its subsequent 2014 American film adaptation, the film features Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in the roles of terminal cancer patients. Notably, this film serves as a poignant posthumous appearance for Rajput, who tragically passed away on June 14, 2020, just a month before the film’s release.
Kizie Basu, a young woman of twenty-one, is bravely battling thyroid cancer when she crosses paths with Immanuel “Manny” Rajkumar Junior, a twenty-three-year-old who has overcome osteosarcoma and is currently in remission. Together with his friend Jagdish “JP” Pandey, who is visually impaired due to glaucoma, Manny is involved in the creation of a film where he takes on the male lead role.
As they collaborate on the project, they discover a deep connection, fueled by Manny’s adoration for Rajnikanth’s movies and Kizie’s passion for Hindi music, particularly an unfinished song by retired songwriter Abhimanyu Veer. Through their shared experiences and the filming process, Kizie and Manny gradually develop feelings for each other, their love growing stronger with every scene they shoot.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Sushant Singh Rajput||Immanuel Rajkumar Junior|
|Sanjana Sanghi||Kizie Basu|
|Sahil Vaid||Jagdish “JP” Pandey|
|Saswata Chatterjee||Abhiraj Basu|
|Swastika Mukherjee||Sunila Basu|
|Sunit Tandon||Dr. Raj Kumar Jha|
|Michael Muthu||Immanuel Rajkumar Senior|
|Rajie Vijay Sarathy||Manny’s mother|
|Subbalakshmi||Manny’s maternal grandmother|
|Saif Ali Khan||Abhimanyu Veer|
Sushant Singh Rajput
Rajie Vijay Sarathy
Veteran actress Subbalakshmi will be seen playing the role of Sushant’s grandmother in the film Dil Bechara.
Saif Ali Khan
He has a two-minute role in Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi starrer ‘Dil Bechara’.
In August 2014, Fox Star Studios officially announced their plans to adapt “The Fault in Our Stars” for the Bollywood audience. Vijay Singh, the CEO of Fox Star Studios, expressed in an interview with Bollywood Hungama that the story of “The Fault in Our Stars” holds great significance and emotional resonance for today’s youth, transcending various demographics.
In October 2017, the project was confirmed to be starring Rajput as the male lead. Chhabra was selected to direct the film and was in the stages of scripting with Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta.
On June 29, 2018, principal photography for the film started in Mumbai. Sushant Singh Rajput, one of the lead actors, shared an exciting promotional still from the film’s set on Twitter, captioned “New Beginnings.” Subsequently, on July 9, 2018, filming commenced in Jamshedpur. It was on this very day that the film’s poster, featuring the previous title “Kizie Aur Manny,” was unveiled to the public.
Post-production work for the film commenced shortly after February 2019. By October 2019, Sanjana Sanghi began the process of dubbing her portions. A. R. Rahman, the renowned composer, shared an in-car video on Twitter, where he mentioned overseeing the sound mix for the film’s soundtrack album.
The film score and soundtrack album are composed by A. R. Rahman with lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Rahman’s association with the project was announced in March 2018 and Sony Music Entertainment acquired the record rights by July 2018.
The film’s release date was set for November 29, 2019, as officially announced. Sanjana Sanghi, the lead actress, also confirmed this on July 4, 2019, through an Instagram post. In her post, she commemorated the completion of five years since the original counterpart film’s release, expressing her excitement for the upcoming release of the Bollywood adaptation.
Official Release Poster
|Based on||The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
|Budget||est. ₹25–30 crore|
|Directed by||Mukesh Chhabra|
|Distributed by||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Edited by||Aarif Sheikh|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Production Company||Fox Star Studios|
|Release date||24 July 2020|
|Running time||101 minutes|
|Story by||John Green|
|Written by||Shashank Khaitan
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film has received positive reviews, holding an approval rating of 87% based on 15 reviews. The average rating for the film is 6.2/10, indicating a generally favorable response from the critics.
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