|Starring:||Shernaz Patel, Rani Mukherjee, Ayesha Kapur, Dhritiman Chaterji, Amitabh Bachchan|
|Director:||Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Studio:||YASH RAJ FILMS|
|Run time:||2 hours 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Spanish|
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The Best of AmitabhBy Vinod Warrier from England , 16 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is undoubtedly the best Amitabh movie. He has given stunning performance. Equally praisworthy is the performance of Rani Mukherjee and the girl who acted her childhood. It's a true dedication to Hellen Keller. Kudos to Sanjay Leela Bhansali
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Excellent CinematographyBy a customer from Ilford , 10 Jun 2008Wow, this is not just an ordinary bollywood movie. Although it is an indian movie, it should not be referred to as bollywood as it delivers with we call 'fine art' and good cinema.
The plot centres on an eccentric and alcoholic teacher who is determind to make a girl that is blind deaf, educated and independent. A twist in the story shows the girl who was once dependent on her teacher, become so strong and reliable that her teacher could depend on her when he becomes dependent (as a result of his disease).
Sara (Michelle's younger sister), emotional challenges due to lack of attention was very poignant , in that it reflects the reality a young adult or a teenager that lacks affection from parents and seeks to find it in a life partner. Michelle's desire to also have a man's affection , despite her disabilities was also very realistic. Rani was able to capture the audience pity and carry them along with her emotions.
The characters played by Amitji and Rani is with a doubt very challenging, yet they both deliver an excellent performance, portraying unusual charcaters , which is often outside the bollywood cinema. The director intended the characters to be Anglo-indian, which is an orginal idea (for bollywood cinema), and all the characters every convincing in that aspect.
As for the director, I do not even know what to say about him other than to commend his excellence. He had a vision, albeit dark and surreal, he still made the movie enjoyable.
I say he deserves an Oscar nomination for a best foreign picture.
If you have a taste for good cinematography, excellent picture, beauty, sound and effect, watch this movie.
fantasticBy a customer from London , 24 Apr 2008Definately worth watching, The cinematography is brilliant and none better then rani mukherjee to play the role. She was superb.
This movie brings a different level element into the bollywood industry and is not like usuall storyline and has done wonders...
BrilliantBy mirza akhtar from stoke on trent , 14 Apr 2008a must seen film, me and my wife really enjoyed this film.
Back to blackBy Pandorabox (1 review) from London , 09 Apr 2008The movie scenario is stunning and the actors well chosen. But the movie drags itself for too long. I fell sleep twice during the movie and had to go back to watch again... My friend thought was boring and didn't finish it. It is a nice plot but the actors overact and the movie goes on slowly.
Brilliant!! =DBy Nilufar (17 reviews) from Cardiff , 27 Mar 2008The Best Movie Yet In Both Amitabh & Ranis Career!
This Movie Isnt Your Typical Bollywood Movie, Which Are Full Of Vibrant Colours, Songs & Cheerful Tunes, But The Fact That This Movie Moves Away From The Norm Is The Best Bit About This Movie! A dark Movie With More Hope && Reality Than The Ones Full of Colour And Songs!
The Acting Was Superb, From Ayesha Kapoor (Anil Kapoors daughter) Who Plays The Younger Version Of Michelle Mcnally To Rani Mukherjee (I Think She Won Every Best Actress Award Available For This Movie).
People compare This To The Western Movie 'The Miracle Worker' And Say That Its Another Bollywood Copy. Who Cares If Its A Copy? Ive Seen The Miracle Worker, And I Prefer Black!. Not Because Im Asian, But Because Im Sure That The Plot Would Not Be As Brilliant If It Were Not For Amitabh Bachan And Rani Mukherjee.
This Movie Opens Doors For Ayesha Kapoor, Her Debut film, And Im sure It Will Not Be Her Last!
It Also Constantly Reminded Me That There Are People In the World Who Are Not As Fortunate as Me To Be Fit and Healthy, But are More Content With Life Than I Will Be. Truly A MasterPiece!