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Writers:
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (screenplay)
Prakash Kapadia (dialogue)
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Release Date:
4 February 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An unending darkness... A world of shadows... A ray of light that found its way... A teacher's dream... A student's miracle... A valiant journey... From ignorance to knowledge... From darkness to light... An extraordinary story of an ordinary life
Plot:
The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
30 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Nice work .... See more (174 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Amitabh Bachchan ... Debraj Sahai

Rani Mukerji ... Michelle McNally

Shernaz Patel ... Catherine 'Cathy' McNally
Ayesha Kapoor ... Young Michelle McNally (as Ayesha Kapur)
Dhritiman Chatterjee ... Paul McNally (as Dhritiman Chaterji)
Sillo Mahava ... Mrs. Gomes (as Silloo Mahava)
Chippy Gangjee ... Principal Fernandes (as Chippy Ganjee)
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal ... Ms. Nair
Salome ... Martha (as Salomi Roy Kapoor)
Kenny Desai ... Dr. Mehta
Arif Shah ... Marc Brugger
Bomie E. Dotiwala ... Mr. Brugger (as Bomi Dotiwala)
Jeroo Shroff ... Mrs. Brugger
Bomi Kapadia ... Trustee 1
Kamal Adib ... Trustee 2
Zul Vellani ... Trustee 3
Shehnaz Anand ... Teacher
Polly Shroff ... Nun
Marriane D'Cruz ... Singer at the party (as Marianne D'Cruz)
Richard Lane Smith ... Priest
Tiara Gandhi ... Baby Sara McNally
Trish Xavier ... Baby Michelle McNally

Nandana Sen ... Sara McNally
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ranbir Kapoor ... Body double for Amitabh sitting by waterfountain.

Directed by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali  screenplay
Bhavani Iyer  English dialogue
Bhavani Iyer  screenplay
Prakash Kapadia  dialogue
Prakash Kapadia  screenplay

Produced by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali .... producer
Gautami Bhatt .... executive producer
Aman Gill .... executive producer
Anshuman Swami .... producer (as Anshumaan Swami)
 
Original Music by
Monty Sharma  (as Monty)
 
Cinematography by
Ravi K. Chandran 
 
Film Editing by
Bela Segal 
 
Casting by
Amita Sehgal 
 
Production Design by
Sabyasachi Mukherji 
 
Art Direction by
Omung Kumar 
 
Costume Design by
Sabyasachi Mukherji 
 
Makeup Department
Beena Banerjee .... hair stylist: Nandana Sen (as Beena)
Joshua Clement .... assistant in execution of prosthetic makeup: Amitabh Bachchan
Pradeep Doiphode .... assistant makeup artist
Dayanand Gowda .... assistant in execution of prosthetic makeup: Shernaz Patel
Hamid Khan .... makeup artist
Loretta .... hairdresser: Rani Mukherjee
Nahush Namdev Pise .... design and execution of prosthetic makeup: Shernaz Patel
Prashant .... makeup artist: Rani Mukherjee
Ruby Sape .... assistant hair stylist
Deepak Sawant .... hairdresser: Amitabh Bachchan
Deepak Sawant .... makeup artist: Amitabh Bachchan
Chang Su Chan Shiu .... hair stylist
Chang Su Chan Shiu .... hairdresser: Rani Mukherjee
Amber Sibley .... prosthetic makeup effects artist: Amitabh Bachchan
Subhash .... makeup artist: Nandana Sen
Christopher Tucker .... prosthetic makeup designer: Amitabh Bachchan
 
Production Management
Gajendra Mishra .... production manager
Kuldeep Rathore .... production manager (as Kuldeep Singh)
Meraj Shaikh .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Saurash Agarwal .... assistant director
Dheeraj Akolkar .... chief assistant director
Hansraj Bhaktawala .... assistant director
Pradeep Choudhary .... chief assistant director
Sangeeta Gala .... assistant director
Ranbir Kapoor .... assistant director
Sonam Kapoor .... assistant director
Shabina Khan .... assistant director
Amber Lall .... associate director
Amar Sagar .... assistant director
Aditya Shah .... assistant director
Shailey Sharma .... chief assistant director
Brijesh Singh .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Farida Hussain Ali .... props and furniture
Vivek Bhalerao .... assistant art director
Deepal Dass .... graphics: Prime Focus Team
Deen Dayal .... art department (as Deendayal)
Aditya Desai .... graphics: Prime Focus Team
Tushar Desai .... graphics: Prime Focus team
Dinesh .... art department
Mehernosh Fanibanda .... graphics: Prime Focus Team
Jagdish .... assistant art director
Jairaj .... art department
Ketan Kale .... graphics: Prime Focus Team
Rahul Kurup .... assistant art director
Somnath Lohar .... assistant art director
Manoj .... art department
Vishrut Manseta .... graphics: Prime Focus Team
Ram More .... assistant art director
Jignesh Patel .... graphics: Prime Focus Team
Tushar Shah .... graphics: Prime Focus Team
Machhindra Shinde .... assistant art director
Sudhakar .... art department
Uttam .... art department
Vinod .... art department
Santosh Waikar .... assistant art director
Wasim .... art department
 
Sound Department
Vikram Biswas .... sync effect assistant
Cherag Cama .... sync sound mixing
Sajjan Choudhary .... foley artist
Subir Kumar Das .... re-recording assistant
Anup Dev .... re-recording mixer
Jayesh Dhakan .... adr recordist
Amrit Pritam Dutta .... foley editor
Tanay Gajjar .... background mixing engineer
Rajendra Gupta .... foley artist
Boby John .... ProTools engineer (as Bobby John)
Boby John .... dialogue editor (as Bobby John)
Sanjay Kurian K. .... associate sound recordist (as Sanjay Kurian)
Mohamed Husein Kalsikar .... boom operator (as Mehmood Kalsekar)
Sasi Kasaria .... boom operator (as Shashi Kasare)
Shajith Koyeri .... sound editor
Vijay Kumar .... foley artist
Manik Mukherjee .... foley editor
Namdes Patekar .... sync effect assistant
Resul Pookutty .... sound designer
Resul Pookutty .... sync sound mixing
Resul Pookutty .... trade mixes
Bhaskar Roy .... re-recording assistant
Kunal Sharma .... ProTools engineer
Jahangeer Sheik .... boom operator (as Jahangir Sheikh)
Karnail Singh .... foley artist
Jayant Vajpayee .... adr recordist (as Jayant Bajpeyi)
 
Visual Effects by
Paresh Acharya .... digital grading co-ordinator: Prime Focus Team
Mahesh Baria .... digital compositor: Prime Focus Team
Goolzar Buchia .... visual effects
Arup Chakravarty .... digital recording technician: Prime Focus Team
Tony Cole .... visual effects compsitor: Intercolour Team, Sydney
Rohan Desai .... digital color grading: Prime Focus Team
Rohan Desai .... visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus Team
Nirmal Gala .... digital grading co-ordinator: Prime Focus Team
Sohail Gandhi .... data management: Prime Focus Team
Lucky Honda .... digital scanning technician: Prime Focus Team
Ketan Kale .... digital compositor
Prakash Kurup .... title designer: Prime Focus Team
Tony Leach .... visual effects coordinator: Intercolour Team, Sydney
Warren Lynch .... digital colourist: Intercolour Team, Sydney
Susheel Peris .... digital compositor: Prime Focus Team
Jimmy Philip .... compositor
Santosh Prajapati .... digital compositor: Prime Focus Team
Tushar Shah .... visual effects
Ritesh Shetty .... digital recording technician: Prime Focus Team
Smanoj C.P.K. Verma .... digital colorist: Prime Focus Team
 
Stunts
Shyam Kaushal .... stunt coordinator (as Sham Kaushal)
Parmajeet .... action assistant
Heera Singh .... action assistant (as Heera)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ayananka Bose .... camera operator
Dharuman .... dolly grip
Piyush Ghosh .... jimmy jib operator
V. Hariprasad .... assistant camera
Ganesh Hegde .... best boy electric
Ganesh Hegde .... dolly grip
Ganesh Hegde .... grip
Ganesh Hegde .... key grip
Ganesh Hegde .... lighting technician
Ganesh S. Hegde .... lighting technician
Irfan .... spot boy (as Irfaan)
Dinesh Jangam .... best boy electric
Kumar Shiv Kumar .... spot boy
Chhabinath Mishra .... company electrician
Mukesh .... spot boy
Nagesh .... camera attendant (as Nageesh)
Narayan .... spot boy
Vikash Nowlakha .... assistant camera
Guna Palan .... gaffer
Rakesh Pandey .... spot boy
Prasad .... camera attendant
Rafiq .... spot boy
Digamber Rajapurkar .... spot boy (as Digambar)
Ram .... spot boy
Nitin Rao .... Steadicam operator
Prakash Shetty .... gaffer
Shiva .... assistant grip
Priyanka Sood .... assistant camera
Sreenu .... camera attendant
R. Sudhakaran .... focus puller
Vasu .... spot boy
Hari Vendantam .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Purnamrith Singh .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rajesh Ayyar .... dressman (as Rajesh Iyer)
Mohammed Aziz .... tailor
Dilip Chauhan .... dressman
Yashpal Concessao .... costume assistant
Dattaram .... dressman
Nagraj Gaddam .... dressman
Ramkrishna Gaddam .... dressman (as Krishna Gaddam)
Vishnu Kaheri .... dressman
Amol Kelshikar .... costume assistant
Sher Khan .... dressman
Mohsen Nathani .... costumes: junior artistes
Anand Naverakar .... dressman
Simit Sandhu .... costume assistant
Maqbool Shaikh .... dressman
Hyder Sheikh .... dressman
Rajkumar Yadav .... dressman
 
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... colorist
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
K.N. Nayak .... color grader: Adlabs
Tirupathi Reddy .... associate editor (as B.R. Tirupathi Reddy)
Amit Shetty .... negative handler
 
Music Department
Ashton Colaco .... musician: saxophone
Lavine D'Costa .... musician: double bass
Gayatri Iyer .... playback singer (as Gyatri Ganjawala)
Prasoon Joshi .... lyrcis
Zohaib Khan .... music assistant
Pritesh Mehta .... music programmer
Roger Menezes .... musician: drums
Ameya Nare .... music assistant
Taufiq Qureshi .... musician: rhythm
Cliffton Rodricks .... musician: piano
Nitin Shankar .... musician: rhythm
 
Other crew
Vikas Bahl .... production team: Simla
Vishal Bahl .... caterer
Vishal Bahl .... production coordinator: Simla
Manu Bhatia .... production team: Simla
Manmeet Bhatti .... publicity stills
Anil Chinrania .... legal consultant
J.P. Choksi .... media and strategy consultant
Joe D'Souza .... publicity stills
Joe D'Souza .... stills photograhpy
Chetan Deolekar .... production accountant
Hetal Desai .... model coordinator
Sangeeta Gala .... consultant: sign language
Vijendra Gupta .... provider: vintage car
Om Prakash Jagodia .... accounts team
Adil Jain .... publicity stills
Pravin Jain .... personal boy: Amitabh Bachchan
Zankhana Joshi .... office staff
Anil Kavshik .... applause team
Sachin Khaitan .... production accountant
Samar Khan .... applause team
Krishna .... company lightman
Frankie Malhotra .... production assistant
Ranjit Malik .... provider: vintage car (as Ranjeet Malik)
Peter Martis .... public relations officer
Rajesh Mishra .... production assistant
Vishal Modi .... production accountant
Himanshu Nanda .... publicity designer
Rahul Nanda .... publicity designer
Rahul Nanda .... web site designer
Narayan .... personal boy: Nandana Sen
Kalidas Naryan .... office boy
Neeraj Parashar .... model coordinator
Rajesh .... company lightman
K.S. Ramaiya .... accounts team
Sachin .... production team: Simla
Sanjeev .... company lightman
Sanju .... production team: Simla
Manoj Sharma .... accounts team
Abhay Singh .... publicity stills
Chandrakant Surekha .... chief production accountant
Manish Temkar .... accounts team
Upender .... personal boy: Rani Mukherjee (as Upendra)
Rajnath Yadav .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Navin Bhansali .... dedicatee
Usha Bumbawala .... special thanks (as Dr. Usha Bumbawala)
Rohan D'Souza .... special thanks (as Dr. Rohan D'Souza and the Newman Choir)
Shripad Desai .... special thanks: Novartis
Dinoo Gandhi .... special thanks: National Association for the Blind
Kumar Gaurav .... sincere thanks
Nasli Ichhaporia .... special thanks (as Dr. Nasli Ichhaporia)
Helen Keller .... dedicatee
Virbhadra Singh .... sincere thanks: Hon. Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh (as V.S. Singh)
Beroz Vacha .... sincere thanks (as Ms. Beroz Vacha)
 

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122 min
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Trivia:
Only Indian movie with 11 filmfare awards.See more »
Quotes:
Debraj Sahai:Dear Ms. Nair, I have good news. You will be unhappy to know that the magician is at work.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Haan Maine Chukar Dekha HaiSee more »

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43 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Nice work ...., 7 March 2005
Author: sumeet from India

I saw this movie in first week of its release itself and i liked movie too much ,much more than any Hindi movie till date but i didn't want to compare it with any other Hindi movie. SOme ppl are arguing that this movie is crap or similar words for it but i couldn't find any suitable explanation for saying the movie is not gud enough to be a part of one of the best movies ever. The concept,acting,direction and screenplay was superb. This is one of the few movies which got potential to bind u emotionally with the movie . THe best part was SLB tried something very diff and took huge risk by doing something which was never done before. No songs and very apt music which runs throughout the movie. I do agree that this movie certainly deserves an Oscar and i do agree that it was totally framed for it as the length of the movie, most of the dialogs in English,total British background, Cristian characters but i guess this can bring golden era to bollywood which is already contributing maximum no. of movies(even more than Hollywood) by providing some excellent works. Good work SLB

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