Ethan Mascarenhas, formerly the world’s greatest magician, has been quadriplegic since a performance went wrong 14 years before. For the past 12 years Ethan’s health has been relatively stable, largely due to the relentless dedication of his nurse, Mrs Sofia D’Souza. He lives and works at his home, spreading new magic to millions of people with his irrepressible wit and spirit through books he has written and his radio show. But now his internal organs are failing. To avoid permanent hospitalization and machine life-support, Ethan petitions a court to be legally allowed to die. Ethan’s request – his ‘guzaarish’ – shocks everyone in his world, but especially threatens his relationship with Sofia, who is the core of his existence. Will Ethan’s petition succeed? How will Sofia respond? — IMDB
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Devanagari: संजय लीला भंसाली) is an Indian film director. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. Bhansali has adopted the middle name “Leela” as a tribute to his mother, Leela Bhansali.
Bhansali began his career as an assistant to Vidhu Vinod Chopra and was involved in the making of Parinda, 1942: A Love Story and Kareeb. However, both had a fall out when Bhansali refused to direct Kareeb and instead made his directorial debut outside the Chopra camp with Khamoshi: The Musical, the commercially unsuccessful but critically acclaimed narration of a daughter’s struggle to communicate with her deaf mute parents. His next film was a triangular love story, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which established his individualistic stamp for visual splendour and creating auras of celebration and festivity. The film was a great success and won numerous awards. His next film Devdas was Bhansali’s ode to the well known novel of the same name. Upon its… read more