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On Lessons to Live Life: Dil Bechara

The movie titled ‘Dil Bechara’ (transl. The Helpless Heart) has been officially released on digital platform ‘Disney+ Hotstar’. Although this was the last work of actor Sushant Singh Rajput before giving up his life, ironically the movie’s story, credited to American author John Green, discusses certain life lessons which are aimed to teach how to find hope and live despite all churns and turns taking place.


Best may arrive anytime, anywhere:

Kizie had been fighting thyroid cancer, considering it to be the worst part of her life, but then she meets Manny, her life changes forever for better. It may happen that even during the worst phases when you’re considering its life end, happiness may strike back at your doorsteps; you may feel love and be loved. So always be hopeful.

Tough life isn’t an excuse to leave aspirations:

Manny’s friend JP wanted to direct a movie, which he continues to, after he loses eyesight of his second eye too. His inability to see doesn’t deter him from his goal, and sets an example for the audience to attain such determination.

If the tale is incomplete, then step in to complete it:

When Kizie and Manny weren’t able to get the remaining lyrics of Veer’s song, they made-up theirs own. Many a time, life hands over us the incomplete or messed up lives. But it doesn’t justify moping over it, rather we should take steps and get the jumbled strings resolved.

Life hasn’t any perfect answers, it’s you who have to pass through:

When Kizie and Manny visits Veer in Paris to ask him the questions regarding his music and life, they don’t receive any conclusive answers, thus are disappointed. Although Veer is considered ignorant and insensitive, deep down, his answers wouldn’t ever satisfy them anyhow, because everyone’s life passes through a different special track and no one gives a perfect reason or way to live a life.

Your people may appear harsh, but their love is pure:

Mrs. Basu, the Kizie’s mother is presented as a strict parent, but in the later half, she is the one who let her live the life to fullest. It may happen that sometimes your beloved people may in order to protect you may at times feel that they are being against you, but their love is true, for which they shouldn’t be ever left.

Be a reason for someone’s smile:

Manny knew he hadn’t much time left with him and it wasn’t possible for him to fulfill his ‘big’ dreams, he fulfilled Kizie’s ‘small’ dreams. Many times, even if your own goals can’t be achieved, you may feel eternal peace, through helping others, trying to find your smile through other’s satisfaction.

True love of few is better than fake sympathy of many:

Manny organizes his fake funeral where he invites JP and Kizie to his mock funeral, and both deliver eulogies that they have both prepared. Manny proves that having knowing the views of his close ones (best friend and girlfriend in this case) during life is way better than the fake sobbing of thousands over his dead body.

Faces with the broadest smile, might have cried the most:

Sushant Singh Rajput himself played the character of Manny, a person who was full of life and wanted to get more and more from life, but alas he couldn’t. Just the opposite, in his real life, ‘this life’ was getting over him, some pain was killing him, leading him to gradually take over his life, while he was advocating the beauty of life shooting this lively movie.

credits: Dil Bechara

Sushant’s suicide proved that no one can predict in the world that who’s wearing the mask of pain inside a jolly face. Thus, not only those who ask for, but everyone should be looked upon with empathy and love, which may work with a little more sensitivity and a little broad smile to the thousands whom we get in contact directly or indirectly.

Aashish Kochhar is a student pursuing History from Jamia Millia Islamia.

edited by: Yusuf Aziz

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of The Jamia Review or its members.

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