‘Dil Bechara’ Smashes IMDb Records As Highest Rated Hindi Movie With 9.7/10 Score

It’s a record-setting weekend for Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Dil Bechara’, setting IMDb aflutter with tens of thousands of votes giving the film a near-perfect 10 score.

‘Dil Bechara’ releases online

There was a great deal of anticipation surrounding the release of ‘Dil Bechara,’ being Sushant Singh Rajput’s final theatrical performance following his tragic demise last month. The film was shot in mid-2018 and its release was postponed after the Coronavirus crisis forced production companies and studios to delay film releases.

Given the state of the pandemic, digital premiers on streaming apps are becoming the new normal and ‘Dil Bechara’ made its debut on India’s Disney+ Hotstar last Friday. It’s only been a day into the release and the film is reaching record-breaking heights on the world’s foremost source for movies, IMDb, with a flurry of votes and reviews in applause.

9/7/10 on IMDb

At the time of this writing, ‘Dil Bechara’ scored an overwhelming 9.7/10 score from 56,508 votes online. A lot of Bollywood fans were in awe of Rajput’s performance, saying “he left a mark and will always be remembered,” “a heartwarming story that will touch the core of your heart” and “a performance par excellence.”

Dil Bechara Disney + Hotstar Sushant Singh Rajput release premier IMDb votes best highest rated movie Bollywood

Photograph credit: FOX Star Studios

Some fans mentioned how Sushant’s character, Immanuel Rajkumar Junior’s traits were an ode to the late actor’s real life, being a space and tech fanatic, a big-time Bollywood buff and his early death. A lot of viewers also wrote in praise of his co-star Sanjana Sanghi’s role as a thyroid cancer patient who hopelessly falls in love with Immanuel Rajkumar Jr., and being a constant companion despite not knowing he suffered from osteosarcoma.

Best-rated romantic film of all time on IMDb

As if topping records in Bollywood isn’t enough, “Dil Bechara’”s 9.7/10 score makes it the best-rated romantic film of all time on the film aggregator, ahead of beloved classics like “Forrest Gump,” “Life Is Beautiful,” “Casablanca,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Vertigo.”

In addition to its top rating, it’s worth mentioning “Dil Bechara” also triumphed a YouTube record as the first film trailer to amass more than 10 million likes.

Dil Bechara Disney + Hotstar Sushant Singh Rajput release premier IMDb votes best highest rated movie Bollywood

Photograph credit: FOX Star Studios

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(Featured photograph credit: FOX Star Studios)

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