Black (2005)



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Movie Info

Born blind and deaf, Michelle spends a sheltered childhood with her overly protective Anglo-Indian parents. Then Debraj Sahai, Michelle's teacher, enters her life, and the once shy girl blossoms and discovers a world full of opportunity.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Sanjay Leela Bhansali , Prakash Kapadia , Bhavani Iyer
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 10, 2005
Box Office: $0.1M
Evokative Films - Official Site


as Debraj Sahai

as Michelle McNally

as Catherine McNally

as Young Michelle McNal...

as Mrs. Gomes

as Principal Fernandes

as Dr. Mehta

as Mr. Brugger

as Mrs. Brugger

as Trustee 1

as Trustee 2

as Marc Brugger

as Michelle McNally
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Critic Reviews for Black

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 4, 2005
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

April 28, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's the details that make the whole thing work, from the performances ... to its deadly honest observations that Michelle's disabilities would create obstacles that would reach far beyond her loss of sight and hearing.

Full Review… | October 8, 2008
Window to the Movies

Bhansali built a visually beautiful film around the story of "The Miracle Worker." It is hard to imagine such an elegant and satisfying film coming from the Bollywood system.

Full Review… | May 15, 2007

Audience Reviews for Black

I do not understand why this movie recieved so many awards. To base a movie on such famous and well-known tale is cliche. All I saw was a guy who's trying be Al Pacino, lead actress who can not act and NOT likable. (I know she's supposed to be blind, but what's up with Charlie Chaplin walk?) The music score cracked me up and all that emotional drama over every gesture! The movie went completely overboard!!

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Nothing short of awesome. This is another outstanding Bollywood film. About a girl who is deaf and blind, and a man who spends his life (40 Years) teaching her so she can become independent. All acting is over the top. More American Directors should watch this and try to match the quality of this film rather then the simple trash they turn out. 5 Stars

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Here's a fantastic movie that follows the life of one woman who struggles to fit in with her family and the rest of the world. Despite her being deaf and blind, Michelle had much to overcome even in childhood when all she has ever known was darkness. She had obstacles to overcome, and endure when she first meets Mr. Debraj Sahai. As long as she had her teacher, she worked very hard to achieve every possible hurdle on her road to independence and self-sufficiency. As Mr. Sahai details, he had never taught the word 'impossible' and so this enables Michelle to strive further. Great cast- Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee stars. Great music. Definitely worthy!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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