ApunKaChoice : Bollywood

SCOOP!! & NEWS

Sanjay Leela Bhansali'Black': Bhansali's Masterpiece
05th Feb 2005  02.45 IST
By N K Deoshi  


'Black' is a masterpiece by Sanjay Leela Bhansali . It is a cinematic gem that needs to be seen more than once to fully absorb its beauty, its subtlety, its emotional depth and nuances.

Bhansali began his career with Khamoshi and has now reached a new height with Black , every frame of which shows his passion and intensity. Bhansali's strife for perfection in his craft comes out in the meticulousness with which he tells his story without making you feel pity for the leading character of the blind-mute-deaf girl.




The film tells the story of Michelle McNally ( Rani Mukherjee ), a girl who becomes deaf and blind after an illness at the age of eighteen months. She cannot communicate with the outer world. Nor can she comprehend the forms and shapes of things. As time passes on, Michelle's handicap makes her personality involuted and self-destructive.

But then comes into Michelle's dark world the 48-year-old Debraj Sahai ( Amitabh Bachchan ), an eccentric alcoholic, who is consumed by his passion of teaching the deaf and blind. Debraj's first encounters with Michelle are far from pleasant. But soon he realizes the immense potential the girl carries. He teaches her the language of touch and smell so that she begins to learn about the things and creatures in the world she cannot see.

It is Debraj's dream to see Michelle leading a normal life one day. But his debilitating health and his Alzheimer's attacks make him bedridden. Now it is Michelle who decides to take Debraj under her care. But will she be able to resuscitate the aged Debraj from his weak condition? Will she be able to fulfill his dream of leading a normal life?

'Black' is visually striking and emotionally moving. Although the general look of the movie is dark, there is not a single sequence in the film that depresses you. The stunning cinematography by Ravi Chandran literally paints the metaphors in light n shade, as if reflecting the blackness of Michelle's inner world.

'Black' is a testimony to the acting talent of Mr Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee. Rani plays her character with such finesse that she literally brings out the inner voices of Michelle with her facial expressions, her flat-footed walk, her body language and her glazed looks. As for Mr Bachchan's performance, it truly ought to be seen than written about.





Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

Women empowerment is not about who you want to have sex with: Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha speaks her mind about women empowerment
Sonam Kapoor’s Vogue shoot: Hot, glamorous and edgy
I would like to go on a long drive with Priyanka Chopra: Sonakshi Sinha
Abhishek Bachchan shoots a cameo for Aishwarya Rai’s 'Jazbaa'
Don’t miss: Insane ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ trailer
Pix: Priyanka Chopra arrives in Mumbai after wrapping up 'Quantico' pilot
‘Gabbar is back’ dialogue promos: Akshay Kumar asks ‘Ab tera kya hoga, Kaliya?’
Watch: Deepika, Big B, Irrfan on the road in ‘Journey Song’ from ‘Piku’
Check out: Sonam Kapoor’s hottest photo ever in Armani
Watch: Ranbir Kapoor leaves a sweet message with a kiss for Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane
Sajid Khan bats for Anushka Sharma in new funny column
Salman Khan’s 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' Kashmir schedule on track
Alia Bhatt on Vogue: My biggest crush is Ranbir Kapoor
Revealed: Kareena Kapoor’s gorgeous look from ‘Gabbar Is Back’
Cute Jacqueline Fernandez covers Harper’s Bazaar India

AKC HOT INDEX

ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi

MOVIES


celebs wallpapers the celeb A-Z
who's in Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...