Mumbai: As ‘Dil Bechara’ hit the digital platform on Friday, popular film critic Anupama Chopra stated that she won’t be reviewing Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film as she feels that there is no way she can do an unbiased review of the film.
As per a report by FilmCompanion, Anupama said that she found it hard to even watch the film’s trailer, which was released on July 6, just weeks after Sushant’s demise.
“It was difficult to see him play a jovial cancer patient, laughing, dancing and wooing his co-star. His dialogue, ‘Janam kab lena hai aur marna kab hai, hum decide nahi kar sakte. Par kaise jeena hai woh hum decide kar sakte hain’ took on a whole new meaning. Every frame reminded me of what was lost and what could have been,” she said.
Speaking about Sushant’s tragic demise, Anupama said, “Sushant’s death is a loss for Hindi cinema. The circus that has followed his passing is equally sad. Instead of respectful introspection and trying to figure out how we can all do better, what is mostly on display is rank opportunism. The possibility of real change has been hijacked by settling scores and personal agendas. It’s ugly and utterly graceless.”
“In such a vitiated atmosphere, it’s impossible for me to see Dil Bechara in isolation and gauge it on its own merits. I have no wish to contribute further to the noise,” she added.
Heaping praises on Bollywood’s most promising actor Sushant, she said, “Sushant was that rare thing – a strong actor with star presence. Which was apparent from his first film Kai Po Che! I loved his performance in Shuddh Desi Romance (I wrote in my review that his character, “the irresistibly goofy Raghu” is “easily the most charming guide in Hindi cinema since Dev Anand’s Raju in Guide”). I was one of the few fans of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. His work in MS Dhoni: the Untold Story and Sonchiriya was terrific. Even in uneven films like Kedarnath, he held his own.”
Anupama has interviewed Sushant several times. The film critic said that he was smart, candid and always ready to experiment.
In December 2016, Sushant had even featured on the first FC Unfiltered.
Wishing the Dil Bechara team good luck, she said, “I wish director Mukesh Chhabra and his team the best for their film. I hope the troubled journey of Dil Bechara finds a happy ending. And Sushant, wherever he is, finds a semblance of serenity.”
Earlier this week, noted author Chetan Bhagat had called out Anupama Chopra for staying tight-lipped when her husband Vidhu Vinod Chopra took all the credit for the blockbuster movie ‘3 Idiots’ based on his novel ‘Five Point Someone’.