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Guzaarish – Bollyspice Movie

on May 8, 2017

It has been a long while since I managed to catch a good Bollywood movie on telly.


Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to laze on the floor and watch this good movie.

Peppered with loads of English words, it showed how a number 1 magician nicknamed “Merlin” became paralysed as his rival best friend caused his accident by cutting the wires he used to levitate for a candle trick.

Fourteen years after a paralyzing spinal-cord injury, this magician (Hrithik Roshan) sues for the right to control his fate. Euthanisia – forbidden in India.

It shows how that friend’s son comes to him to learn his magic tricks and he did not deny him the training though his paralysis was caused by his father. Really magnaminous of Guzaarish.

It also showed how much his nurse Sophia cared for him. Sophia has an abusive husband and through her love for Guzaarish summoned the strength to divorce her bad husband only to marry Guzaarish for one day so that she can euthanised him when the Indian Court rules on decision that denies his right to die through euthanasia.

His best friends are his doctor, Sophia, old housekeepers, student and lawyer lady friend who failed to get the judge to give him the right to die.

A heart felt story of how a paralysed man who cannot even scratch his nose when the fly sat on it or chase it off and how he could not even move away from the leaky roof that let rain drops fall on his face all night whilst he laid in bed.

It made me treasure my mobility because if my cervical surgery failed, I could have been totally paralysed – tetraplegic like the character he played or real life Superman played by Christopher Reeve who fell off a horse and became a total tetraplegic.

Thank you Dr James Tan Siah Heng and Dr Boey Wah Keong for making me well. My mobility is from you both.

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4 responses to “Guzaarish – Bollyspice Movie

  1. calmkate says:

    He maybe physically hopeless but look at all the lives he’s touched … if he was allowed to die so many would lose a close and kind friend. We are here for a reason even when we are confronted by huge challenges!

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