(G, 1:59:28, Released 2005)
|Release Date:||Feb 4, 2005|
|DVD Release Date:||May 10, 2005|
|Starring:||Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Ayesha Kapur, Shernaz Patel, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Nandana Sen|
|Directed by:||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Synopsis:||Black is an invigorating story of a deaf, mute and blind girl, and her teacher who brings a ray of light into her world filled with darkness just by making her literate and independent.|
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December 14, 2010
I do not understand why this movie recieved so many awards. To base a movie on such famous and well-known tale is cliche. All I saw was a guy who's trying be Al Pacino, lead actress who can not act and NOT likable. (I know she's supposed to be blind, but what's up with Charlie Chaplin walk?) The music score cracked me up and all that emotional drama over every gesture! The movie went completely overboard!!
September 13, 2010
Nothing short of awesome. This is another outstanding Bollywood film. About a girl who is deaf and blind, and a man who spends his life (40 Years) teaching her so she can become independent. All acting is over the top. More American Directors should watch this and try to match the quality of this film rather then the simple trash they turn out. 5 Stars
April 17, 2009
Here's a fantastic movie that follows the life of one woman who struggles to fit in with her family and the rest of the world. Despite her being deaf and blind, Michelle had much to overcome even in childhood when all she has ever known was darkness. She had obstacles to overcome, and endure when she first meets Mr. Debraj Sahai. As long as she had her teacher, she worked very hard to achieve every possible hurdle on her road to independence and self-sufficiency. As Mr. Sahai details, he had never taught the word 'impossible' and so this enables Michelle to strive further. Great cast- Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee stars. Great music. Definitely worthy!
November 30, 2007
Based on the story of Helen Keller, the story follows the girl like Keller, an extremely difficult role to act, going all the way to college with so much struggle until her mentor became really old and suffer from Alzheimer. Many real teaching methods have been applied to the film. It's good for people who wish to become a teacher or a family counselor in the future. A must watch!
April 6, 2011
Good movie, good message but it has some flaws. It's like the Bollywood remake of ''The miracle worker (1962)''. Tough Its hard to call it a Bollywood movie... Its language is English. All Hindus in the movie are Christian. And there are no dance scenes !!!
June 20, 2008
This is by far the best character role that I have seen Amitabh play. Rani Mukherjee was superb, and at times I felt she excelled Amitabh. The story is pretty simple and has been time tested in Hindi movies, but the overall presentation in the movie leaves an unforgettable impression on ones mind. The photography in this movie is simply outstanding and it seems that Bollywood has finally emerged from its cookie-cut masala formula and getting ready to make a niche in world movie industry.
July 27, 2007
All I can say is wow! It echoes "The Miracle Worker" but only for a moment and then goes on to some wonderful acting and I love the lighting/sets etc
March 14, 2007
A grt artistic movie, with really artistic performance of Rani. A blind girl by birth with mental problem, lives among her family, her siblings, makes friends, goes to school, gets education and finnaly graduates at the age of 40s, but she does graduate. She does get her degree and does prove she made it, just like the rest of students who get every previlliage of their abilities unlike her. This movie really displays a grt piece of art from Amitabh as a master who teaches the little girl how to live and how to fight with her disablitity. A really interesting movie by Sanjai Leela Bhansali.
September 3, 2006
Performances are some of the best in the Indian film industry. A box of tissues needed throughout the movie....you might even use the whole box!
July 16, 2006
An incredibly sad, but inspirational and beautiful story. It is VERY moving and well done.
At first, I thought it a bit too theatrical, but that tone or style calmed down after about 20 minutes and it became magical.
I am now a fan of Amitabh Bachman. He reminds me very much of Al Pacino. And he may very well be just as great; I can't wait to see more. Also Mukherjee's performance was amazing too. Everything about this film is fantastic. I even really enjoyed the score.
The Indian language is very strange. They revert to English in the middle of a sentence and them back to Indian (or whatever the language is called). I really wish the extras on the DVD were subtitled, because I could only understand about 1/3 of the Q&A session with the actors and the director.
I highly recommend this to all. I will also see more films from director Sanjay Bhansali very soon in the future.