The much awaited trailer of the Bollywood film ‘Dil Bechara’ was finally out yesterday. It’s the official remake of the famous ‘Fault in Our Stars’ film. A few people on Quora had requested me to write my opinion on it, so I thought I will post it here too.
Starring Sushant Singh Rajput and newcomer Sanajana Sanghi, the trailer starts with her voice-over where she introduces herself.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but the background music made it hard to understand some of the dialogues. The volume mixing was a little off in parts. I couldn’t make out what they were saying, so I had to watch it again.
And what kind of a name is Kizie (the leading lady is called that)? But since they ask us to not wonder about it in the trailer, I’ll leave it at that.
Honestly, I have nothing to say about it. It was pretty blah. Didn’t have any funny or witty bits. Was kind of cringe-y in parts. And Kizie who has cancer, wants to go to Paris, which was very random. And it’s kind of hard to feel bad about Indians who have cancer but can fly off to Paris on a whim, with their love interest in tow. I know a 23-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer, and the only place that person visited was Mumbai, from Bangalore.
Also, a little disclaimer here – I have seen the Hollywood version of the film, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and that was a pretty forgettable film. 5/10 types, not bad for a one time watch. The only thing I remembered from that film while watching this trailer was that the the girl really wanted to go visit Anne Frank’s house. And turns out, I didn’t even remember that detail right, because some people pointed out to me that she wanted to go to Amsterdam to meet a writer she really admires.
Back to ‘Dil Bechara’, I wonder why Kizie wants to go to Paris? Another thing that I didn’t understand was if Sushant Singh is supposed to be a college kid? In parts he does look like a college-goer, in parts, he looks a lot older. Also, there was pretty much no chemistry between the leads.
It was a pretty average, nothing too impressive kind of trailer.