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July 17, 2012

Black

The film deals with the journey of two headstrong people, Michelle Mcnally, who cannot see, hear, nor speak and Debraj who teaches her to live and seek knowledge.
Special features: "The Colours of Black" Bhavna Somaiya in conversation with Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee and Sanjay Leela Bhansali ; the making of 'Black' ; theatrical trailor ; Television promos ; audio CD of the original sound track.
Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor, Dhritiman Chaterji.
Photographer, Ravi K. Chandran ; editor, Bela Segal ; music, Ameya Nare, Zohaib Khan ; lyrics, Prasoon Joshi ; costume designer, Sabyasachi Mukherji.

The set design and cinematography is only surpassed by the strength of the actors. From the opening you are pulled into the world beauty and privilege. The struggle is within the characters; One man's determination to communicate and not give up, one child's need to communicate while being deaf, dumb and blind. It is very Helen Keller -esque with an unbelievable twist. Both characters years of frustration and seemingly insurmountable odds develop into a love and friendship for each other that transcend the teacher pupil relationship. It is two hours long and worth every minute.
~Mike

Askwith Media Library 44905-D 124 minutes 2005

Posted by mcmike at July 17, 2012 12:12 PM

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