A movie that might be closest to the hearts of SRK fans, brings out the superstar’s understanding of his millions of fans. A die hard, obsessive fan, who looks like the superstar and the object of his obsession weave a scintillating tale combined with the battle of egos which leads to the destruction of both. A psychological thriller which can almost be called a love story between 2 people, one who wants something from the other.
In one of his career best performances as Gaurav the fan, Shah Rukh Khan stole the hearts of all his millions of fans in that one shot where he is outside the residence of the superstar, waiting to catch a glimpse of him.
The film, produced by Yash Raj Films, went on to win many awards nationally and internationally for the supreme level of visual effects used. Red chillies VFX, which is SRK’s own baby put in their hearts and soul in bringing the character of Gaurav to life and also in creating the thrilling chase sequences between the fan and the super star.
Us, as fans, couldn’t stop the tears flowing down as in the finale scene, Gaurav mouths the words, “Rehnde,Tu nahi samjhega” before leaping off the building, giving a justified end to the love saga between a fan and the object of his obsession.
A lot has been spoken and appreciated about the physical efforts it took to create Gaurav. But more than that, it is pulse of us fans, crowding outside Mannat, that SRK managed to catch from behind the tall walls, is what strikes the deepest chord. This movie is extremely close to us because here we could see us in SRK. And hence even though Aryan Khanna was much closer to the real life SRK rolewise, even though the critics screamed out the loopholes in the plot, even without a female lead and lack of song and dance, the audience took back Gaurav with them, hearts filled with the knowledge that their beloved superstar indeed knew their heartbeats.