Guzaarish ( Hindi : गुज़ारिश ) is a film Bollywood directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali , released at 19 November 2010 in India and in France 1 . The main roles are held by Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan . The film gets a budget of 4 million Indian rupees.


The story takes place in Goa, in the home of one of the most accomplished magicians of the time – Ethan Mascarenhas ( Hrithik Roshan ). As struck by fate, Ethan becomes quadriplegic when his former best friend, who is also a magician, betrays him by ruining one of his most dangerous tricks.Confined in a wheelchair, the power of Ethan becomes stronger and stronger. He becomes the Jockey of an FM radio station called Radio Zindagi. His show creates hope, magic and laughter by his spirit and irresistible humor to all who listen to him and call him, which makes it difficult to imagine that he was a man who was immobilized by a Injury to the spine for the last fourteen years of his life. Sofia D’Souza ( Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ), is her charming nurse who has accompanied her as a shadow for the past twelve years, having left her dominating husband. Ethan’s life revolves around Sofia and they share a silent silent love that is both beautiful and spirited.

However, on the fourteenth anniversary of his accident, Ethan decides to take matters into his own hands and file an appeal before the court for euthanasia. This leaves Sofia in a stalemate and challenges their relationship and love. Ethan gets help from his best friend and lawyer Devyani Dutta (Shernaz Patel) in support of his claim. Devyani, hesitates at first, but later, understands Ethan’s request, accepts her reasoning and decides to support her cause, following which she is denounced as cruel by others. Surprising everyone with his attitude, Ethan’s mother, Isabel Mascarenhas (Nafisa Ali) also supports his son’s request. Although Ethan’s physician, Dr. Nayak (Suhel Seth), a neurologist, tries to persuade him to reverse his decision, he finally convinces himself when he realizes that the friend in him is much stronger than doctor.

On the other hand, a young man named Omar Siddiqui (Aditya Roy Kapoor) enters the life of Ethan for the sole purpose of learning the magic of this man whom he considers the greatest magician. Omar is serious and motivated by a passion to learn magic, is hyperactive and very keen in his actions – an opposition to Ethan’s inertia. Impressed by his love for magic, Ethan agrees to pass on his legacy to Omar even though he has to fight tooth and nail to claim the most basic right of his own life. The ethics, morals, cruelty and kindness of Ethan’s mission each strike a whirlwind of emotions ranging from rage to sadness.

Data sheet

Unless otherwise stated, this technical data sheet is based on IMDb 2 .

  • French title: Guzaarish
  • Original title in Hindi : गुज़ारिश
  • Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Scenario: Sanjay Leela Bhansali , based on the dialogue between Bhavani Iyer , Vibhu Puri
  • Artistic Decoration: Rajnish Hedao
  • Sets: Sumit Basu
  • Costumes: Sabyasachi Mukherji
  • Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Editing: Hemal Kothari
  • Sound: Dileep Subramanian
  • Photography: Sudeep Chatterjee
  • Production: Sanjay Leela Bhansali , Ronnie Screwvala
  • Production companies 3 : Prime Focus, Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films, UTV Motion Pictures
  • Production budget: 4 million rupees
  • Country of origin: India
  • Languages: Hindi , English
  • Format 4 : Colors – 2.35: 1 – DTS / Dolby Digital – 35 mm
  • Genre: Comedy , drama , romance
  • Duration: 126 minutes (2 h 06)
  • Release dates in cinemas 5 :
 India :
 France :
 Saudi Arabia :
 Canada :
 South Korea :
 United States :
 Ireland :
 Peru :
  • Recipes:
 Worldwide : 4 million rupees


  • Hrithik Roshan : Ethan Mascarenhas 6
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan : Sofia D’Souza 7
  • Shernaz Patel: Devyani Dutta
  • Aditya Roy Kapoor: Omar Siddiqui
  • Nafisa Ali: Isabel Mascarenhas
  • Monikangana Dutta: Estella Francis
  • Suhel Seth: Dr. Nayak
  • Rajit Kapoor: Vipin Patel
  • Ash Chandler: Yasser Siddiqui
  • Vijay Crishna: Judge Rajhansmoni
  • Makrand Deshpande: Nevile D’Souza
  • Olivier Lafont: Father Samuel
  • Jineet Rath: Ethan (young)
  • Parveen Rabbani: Rosy
  • Farida Mistry


Original Soundtrack

Original Soundtrack by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Time 40:19
Kind Movie soundtrack
Format CD
Author AM Turaz
Composer Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali


The soundtrack of the film is composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali . It contains 10 songs. The words were written by AM Turaz.

N o Title Interpreters Time
1. Guzaarish Hai Ye Jo Barish KK, Shail Hada 4:19
2. Sau Grma Zindagi Sambhal Ke (Lyrics: Vibhu Puri) Kunal Ganjawala 4:42
3. Tera Zikr Hai Ya Rakesh Pandit, Shail Hada 4:59
4. Saiba Mazo Saiba Pala (Lyrics: Vibhu Puri) Shail Hada, François Castellino, Vibhavari Joshi 3:26
5. Jaane Kiske Khwaab Takiye KK 2:58
6. Udi Tere Aankhoin Se Sunidhi Chauhan, Shail Hada 3:22
7. Keh Na Saku Main (Lyrics: Vibhu Puri, Jagdish Joshi) Hail 3:47
8. Chaand Ki Katori Hai (Lyrics: Vibhu Puri) Harshdeep Kaur 5:25
9. Daayein Baayein Chahat Chaye KK 3:28
10. Dhundhli Dhundhli Shaam Hui Shankar Mahadevan 3:53

Notes and references

  1. ↑ ( en ) «Guzaarish»  [ archive ] , on IMDb
  2. ↑ ( en ) « Full film crew  »  [ archive ] , on IMDb
  3. ↑ ( en ) « Company Credits »  [ archive ] , on IMDb
  4. ↑ ( en ) « Technical »  [ archive ] , on IMDb
  5. ↑ ( en ) « Release dates »  [ archive ] , on IMDb
  6. ↑ ” Hrithik Roshan [ archive ] , on Allociné
  7. ↑ ” Aishwarya Rai [ archive ] , on Allociné