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Good Storyline & As Well As Best Direction.

10/10
Author: shakil240582 from Dhaka, Bangladesh
7 March 2016

First of all i would like to thank Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali for presenting an excellent article based on an EXTRA-ORDINARY person's struggling life who has learned to live with independently in this hardly world. Secondly i will thanking to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who acted so brilliant in this movie as a teacher & shows us the proper way how to teach an EXTRA-ORDINARY student. Thirdly again thanking to Ms. Rani Mukherjee for her outstanding acting in a very tough character where she successfully rolled as a special lady. Actually there has no any question how talent or brilliant are Mr. Amitabh & Ms. Rani but the real fact is how they represent them in a different story-line which is totally opposites as their normal filming role. Really they done it with a fantastic art.

Form this movie we learned 2 very crucial lesson. Firstly: how to deal with a special human with loving care & Secondly: nothing is impossible for a human-being whatever he or she is, special or normal.

Subject & filming both combination given this movie perfection and it's total credits goes to Mr. Rajoo for his good story-line & Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali for well direction.

By the way, i am very surprised to think, why this awesome creation not goes to Oscar? I don't know, what was the reason mean Mr. Director didn't submitted it to Oscar board or he has submitted but for some unknown reason it is not selected for nomination by the jury? Anyway, thanks for reading my review & before go last thing to say to all the movie lover: "WATCHING MOVIE, always placed it to no1 in your hobby list cause movie is the mirror of society which always reflects our daily activities.

Thank You.

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A piece of art

10/10
Author: map-78480 from Islamabad
24 February 2016

This is a very astonishing movie which touches your heart. Black tells the story of an elderly alcoholic man who devotes his life to help a deaf blind girl survive

Story: WARNING may contain spoilers. Michelle is an eight year old girl who becomes frustrated with the world of darkness around her. She finds in difficult to communicate with her parents and because sang animal living in the form of s human being but light shines when debraj sebra enters her life.

Flaws: they aren't any it is a complicated astonishing movie which touches your heart.

Acting: Every single actor whether they had a small or large role had done phenomenal performances. Rani Mukerji has done her best work here. This movie signifies that she is one of the top actresses in Bollywood. She is amazing with expressions, tone and eyes which make you melt into the character of Michelle. Amitabh Is the light of the movie his stubborn caring character is highlight of the movie. But the most amazing job done is by Ayeasha Kapur who plays the eight year old Michelle who is a confused wild animal is most effective she was truly the star of the show and the best performance of the movie. She is one of the best child actresses in the world with this movie. The rest of the supporting cast was also very good

Overall Black is a piece of art, a brilliant movie established with phenomenal performances

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A brilliant drama, made all the better by brilliant acting

10/10
Author: adnaanahsan from Bangladesh
11 May 2015

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Rani Mukherji probably gave the performance of her lifetime in this movie. She played the role of a blind and deaf woman, who struggles through life with the aid of her teacher, played by the mesmerizing Amitabh Bachchan.

Black is the story of hope. It is a story of endurance, of the strength of love and the powers of the human mind. Michelle is a woman born deaf and blind to an Indian family. Her parents do not know how to manage her until they meet Mr. Debraj Sahay - a dedicated but somewhat eccentric teacher of the deaf and blind. Thus begins the story of a lifelong journey of teacher and student. Gradually, Mr. Sahay drags Michelle from her existence as a wild, confused and thus, violent kid with a bell tied to her to becoming a normal human being - learning table manners, communicating through sign language, learning to read and type, etc. He pushes Michelle to achieve the impossible feat of getting admitted into a university and,after years of persistence, graduating. However, Mr. Sahay suffers from Alzheimer's, which causes his memories to fade, and it is up to Michelle now to teach her teacher to read again.

Performance wise, Rani Mukherji stole the show. We go through the same emotions she goes through in the film, without her being able to deliver a single line of dialogue. Her despair, anguish,joy, pain, love - the whole array of her emotions - is portrayed so beautifully, it is hard to imagine that Rani can actually hear and speak. Amitabh Bachchan is brilliant as the teacher who drags Michelle from abyss to light - being stubborn and loving at the same time. His persistence is the only ray of hope for Michelle. Ayesha Kapoor as the young Michelle portrays her confusion and wilderness brilliantly. Nandana Sen plays Michelle's sister Sarah. Sarah is jealous of all the attention Michelle gets and Nandana portrays this brilliantly.

Black is a film which has been made passionately. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has done a brilliant job as the director, and his passion for the film seeps through in every frame. This is what makes this film truly great.

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Black ... !!!

9/10
Author: Khalid Tiben from Syria
8 December 2014

Normal People lives in darkness seconds to minutes to hours, but I have lived 40 years in this darkness in the beginning of my life was black is all my life, indifferent to that came teachers who made black colored balloon rainbow that Tadhaye your joy and pleasure to make you love life does not involve under Aldamsh curtain of darkness, I Michele McNally this is the story of my life! A girl born in this life blind and devoid of hearing this problem caused her psychological conflicts in her life to the inability of its people to absorb his actions reckless reckless careless but to hire her parents a special teacher probably come out with a positive result with this girl who died and her parents of her actions. The film was a partnership between Rani Mukherjee and Amitabh Bachchan said Rani first because it is overshadowed by the magic of representation on the experience and performance of Amitabh, Rani gave each Maldiha for this extremely difficult role of learning languages deaf and you ... etc made painting difficult for them to be offered again recognizing the Amitabh and as usual, had a special charm to make the role of the teacher who despair in the period and increased attachment to insist on Michelle rid of suffering in another period. The share of Sanjay Leela Bhansali who knocked out by the wonderful romance Devdas and play the lead: Ram night which is also creative in choosing places photography and imaging method free at the museum, which was filmed on the grounds that the family home. The film out of the framework of traditional Albolioodah movies with dancing and singing customary to write his name a new box of creative black luxury of drama. The film itself is a tutorial for not lost hope of people with special needs and if the film has to offer in a brief story of one girl there are thousands like Michelle marginalized in the world no one cares about helping them.

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The Voice of Silent Fingers: BLACK

8/10
Author: Denise from Turkey
24 November 2014

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THE VOICE OF SILENT FINGERS: B.L.A.C.K

''I will attach a wing to her, and I will teach her to fly'' says Debraj Sahai. What does the word ''black'' refer to you? Is it darkness and drowning? The word of fear and harbinger of doom? Or the only color that blind people see? No. Not at all. ''It is a color of achievement, it is a color of knowledge and the color of graduation vest'' says Michelle, whose world is full of light. From the beginning of the world people have been scared of the word or the appearance of black because it always aroused a feeling of misdoing, hopelessness and emotional distance. Yet, I believe that after watching the BLACK, as I recommend you drastically, you will assign a different meaning to the word. The film begins with Michelle Mcnally, a blind and deaf woman, visiting her teacher Debraj Sahai who has an Alzheimer's disease. Then film goes to past with the usage of flashback technique.

Michelle is a tetchy girl. She doesn't know how to eat dinner with her family, she doesn't know how to behave a baby or how to share her feelings with other people. She was awarded with blindness and deafness when she was just a little baby though so how can we judge her behaviors because of this…

While I was watching the movie all I can thing was what a challenging life for Michelle and her desperate parents. So I have a question for you. Which way would you prefer to communicate with a person who doesn't see and hear you? Wouldn't be that person as fearful as a newborn gazelle?

Michelle grows up more and more frustrated by black and darkness around her which makes her violent, uncontrollable eight years old child. Then a miracle happiness. A magician shows up in her life. Her 'Tea..' … Debraj Sahai is the person and a teacher who pulls her to the light. They starts a journey which could never end until their last breath because Debraj devotes his 18 years of his life to Michelle. They can't be separated. They are like one soul in different bodies…

There were some scenes which you can get angry to Debraj because of his ways of teaching. But if you be patient, after every lesson you can see the enormous results on Michelle. I bet your anger will turn into appreciation.

Being grateful and determined guides you how to reach to the success. Do not put the word ''impossible'' in your world like Michelle because there is not such a thing like impossible. If it would be impossible, God would never put us through anything that we are not able to do and all of those obstacles that we face with.

Your world is not black, it is full of light. You just have to know how to turn on the lights…

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Extremely moving and beautiful

9/10
Author: runamokprods from US
24 April 2014

Extremely moving film, based loosely on the Helen Keller story, transplanted to India.

Stylistically, this is very much a Bollywood film. No songs , but 'larger than life' performances – which are still enthralling and rooted in real emotions. An operatic feel – that doesn't undermine the story's power. Exquisite, but highly expressionistic and stylized photography. In other words, it's the correlative opposite of Arthur Penn's gritty, 'real' "The Miracle Worker', but it succeeds just as powerfully on it's own terms.

Bollywood sometimes manages make movies the way that Hollywood did in the 1930s-1950s; they aren't afraid of theatricality, but they use that quality just right, so it enhances instead of undermining the storytelling. The film may have been consciously pushing my buttons, but it all worked, making me weep more than once. And a number of images have haunted me since seeing it.

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Black (2005).... a masterpiece.......

10/10
Author: Suman Shakya from Nepal
14 November 2013

"Black" delves into the story of a deaf, mute and blind girl and her teacher who brings a purpose in her life. Perhaps the best one I've seen on the movies with physically disabled protagonists (among Khamoshi, Koi Mil Gaya, or the most recent Barfi), a milestone to come in years is what I would like to say about this film. Superb in terms of narration and visualization, once you enter in the world of BLACK, you would feel mesmerized for the next two hours. With the subdued colors, limited characters, and without songs, the film enters into a different realm which can be seldom seen in Hindi movies. The film has a power to sweep you along with vividly realized characters played by Rani Mukherji and Amitabh Bachchan. I think the film deserves to compete with the international films and should be considered a milestone for its remarkable achievement in direction, acting, and photography.

Rating: 4 stars out of 4

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black-a emotional block...!!

10/10
Author: venkatb83 from Bangalore
26 December 2012

i saw this movie in DVD some years ago...

initially i was afraid to watch it ...!! i felt its mamool sentiment drama-art like picture... but after hooking to it....finishing movie watching i can feel the coldness of tears rolling down from my cheeks....

wahv..!!what an film..... its such an film that in some heart touching moments scenes u cant control yourself from shedding tears...

amitabh ji and rani excels in acting..that too too naturally.authentically....

same can be said to child actress..(sad demise..rip)

after watching some Hollywood movies on such an issues i thought -y cant v make it here?.... here's answer for it....in black form..

in every department perfect work.. bansali keeps our hopes alive..

climax makes viewers almost cry... its a must watch movie... and its not for those who hate sentiment-off the attention movies.....

for others its a worth watch.....

i will give it whole marks... and it deserves justifiably...

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BLACK....the movie gives another meaning to this word.....

9/10
Author: aman-jain from India
13 December 2012

if i have to talk about movie potential then i can say that "THIS MOVIE WILL TOUCH YOUR SOUL".....the cinematography is outstanding...directing is by far one of the best...

hats off to music department...this film has one of the best background score i have ever heard in any movie...

Its true that Bollywood do not have fine actors(i can do better acting than most of them) but there are few that always make a difference and AMITABH BACHCAHN is GOD amongst them. He is the finest actor bollywood ever have which he proves again by this movie. His facial expression for a particular mood are so real and touching...hats off..his voice has its own chill. Watching his acting on screen(especially this movie) always make you pray to god that May he never die(because bollywood don't have another amitabh bachchan yet).My respect to him.

Rani mukharjee acting in this movie is by far her best. She played her character really well. I cannot think another actress playing this character as good as rani mukharjee did. Such a talented actress she should get more good roles in movies but u know what bollywood have very few movies in a decade that are truly awesome...so not her fault...

Then the little girl who played the character of young mitchelle is super talented...she could make a good career in the movies if she get good roles.

Atlast the movie is truly awesome....makes me cry every 15 minutes...some scenes were really funny...directing is one of the best i have ever seen in a bollywood movie..there are less than 5 directors who can make mind blowing Hindi movies...Sanja Leela Bansali is one of them...MUST WATCH (it'll be best experience for you in ages since Anand ).....

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Black is for Light

9/10
Author: EvelinaDim from United Kingdom
1 August 2012

A true masterpiece of senses by the ever quirky Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Black is about faith, strength, conviction and the defeat of the impossible.

Rani Mukerji potraits a deaf, mute child living in a world of darkness and anger, trapped in the desperation and shame of her family is introduced to Amitabh Bachchan playing an extraordinary teacher who helps her see the light within Black.

The performances go beyond the lines and the characters. They become souls, birthing emotions, captivating attention and showing the gift of a different perspective. Rani Mukerji's physical beauty comes secondary as her character takes charge. The eyes, the walk, the touch, the longing and desire of a woman in a world of silence and darkness become a captivating two hours of pleasure. his greatness Amitabh Bachman doesn't fail to prove once more that his talent and commitment to a role knows no limits. A true teacher, a life leader, the light of her darkness.

Black gives the the Piano (1993) a new element and if it wasn't for Michael Nyman's serenian chords the latter would be a follower.

Black takes you to a different place, for a while, where you can go against the odds....pour some alcohol and try and stay with that feeling...

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