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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

BLACK

"Black" is a new movie that has been released here in India. It is 75% an english movie and the rest of it is in Hindi. I saw this movie yesterday evening in the theater and was spellbound. This 2 hour and 15 mins movie took me through a journey of various emotions a human being can feel or go through. Highly fascinated by the movie. The acting done by every single actor or actress in the movie was just amazing. I am sure that you would not find even a single... not even a single mistake or flaw in this movie.The movie was a masterpiece.
Black.....whats the first thing that strikes your mind when u think of the color black. i asked this question to a few people and the answer they gave me was a dark night.. a black sky..darkness..everything blank.
Dictionary says " A stain; a spot;That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color sullenly;threateningly; maliciously; so as to produce blackness;The part of a thing which is distinguished from the rest by being black;Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a color"
Black is the most misunderstood color. A black tie dinner is very formal and elegant. Women can wear that "must have little black dress" to the black tie dinner. Yet the bad guys wear black hats. Black symbolizes death in some cultures. Saturday's color is black.
But what does the color black mean to a person who cannot see, cannot hear and cannot speak.The world of a blind person is Black.It means nothing and says nothing.
The feeling of being born blind, cant see things can hear anything cant speak anything. How would that child know what the world is made of, how does she look, how do her parents look like. How does the world look. But for her the world is Black. The darkest most inexpressible thoughts acquire shape in Bhansali's tortured and yet incredibly beautiful realm of self-expression.

Michelle McNally is the daughter of an Anglo-Indian family, who becomes deaf and blind after an illness she gets at the age of eighteen months. She is a bright, intelligent girl who lives in a world of black silence with no way of reaching out. This frustrates the young girl's mind, which urges to communicate. This frustration leads her to be destructive, violent and given to rages. But her destiny has something else in store.
48-year-old Debraj Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan) is an eccentric, alcoholic man who is consumed by his profession of being a teacher to the deaf-blind. The school at which he teaches asks him to leave because of his drinking and failing eyesight. The principal of the school, who is an old friend of Debraj, believes in his ability and sends him to the McNally house to teach the eight year old girl Michelle McNally.
Debraj's arrival at the McNally home is far from auspicious. He arrives in a state of being drunk, angry and rude.
On encountering Michelle, Debraj realizes that the only way to tackle her is to shock her, be aggressive with her and at the same time tender. Michelle is not like the other students, so ordinary methods do not apply to her.
His unorthodox approach is met with opposition from the father and Michelle, who with her fiery nature gives back as good as she gets. In spite of all this Debraj succeeds and miraculously she makes the connection with name and meaning and learns her first word " Water". It is then that Debraj realises that Michelle can recongnise words and can feel this world.But this is not the end; there is still a long way in this extraordinary journey and several battles to fight.
Michelle's sister, Sarah, gets married. Debraj tells her everything that the priest tells to the bride and the groom, finally in the end Debraj tells Michelle that " Priest has told the groom to kiss the bride". Michelle asks on the cheek and Debraj replies " No" and keeps Michelles Fingers on her lips. Michelle keeps quiet and wonders y. Later she Speaks to Debraj about it and he tells her that She will never get the pleasure of having a relationship with any guy. Michelle cries and asks Debraj to make her feel like a woman once. He doesnt want to, but he does. He kisses her and before Michelle realises what she had done was not correct, Debraj has gone.
Debraj's dream for Michelle is for her to lead a normal life, which includes going to a normal college with normal students.Debraj and Michelle share the same dream of seeing Michelle in the Black graduation robe. They used to go to the classes togeather. Debraj used to sit next to her and used to explain her the sessions that the teachers used to take in the class.One year.. 2 years..3 years..4 years..She could not make it.She knew the answers but her typing spped on the machine for the Braille machine. But obstacles are in her way as Alzheimer's attacks Debraj and he slowly forgets everything, all words, and all meanings.
It is Michelle who later tries to get Debraj back to the real world so that she can get her teacher back who taught her the first word "Water".
Just like the way a ant climbs a mountain, A tortoise crosses the desert Michelle makes the impossible thing possible by getting graduated from a University where the normal child studied.For a normal child it takes 20 years to complete graduation. But Michelle took 40 years, but then she achieved. She had a dream, that Debraj shoudl be the first one to see her in Black Graduation robe. And she makes it true.. not 20 but 40 yrs but she achieves it. She made the world realise that there is no such word called Impossible when u have the stride to achieve it. They joy, the tears of happiness, make u melt.. just like the way Debraj once says in the movie " Life is like an icecream, enjoy it before it melts"
Where ever you are u got to see this movie. U would love it.
The film actually belongs to Amitabh Bachchan. It's impossible to imagine any actor playing Debraj, the tutor of manic proportions raging into the darkness like a Shakespearean tragic-hero.To say this is Bachchan's finest ever isn't enough. For, what he has done with his character in "Black" is to endow Indian cinema with a flavour of flamboyant excellence, unparalleled by anything we've seen any actor from any part of the world do or say...I say 'say' because the way Bachchan has used that well-known baritone has to be heard to be believed. Dropping his voice to a whisper he raises it again to challenge destiny, and toast immortality.
Rani Mukherjee as the blind and deaf protagonist looks and acts as though she was born specially to do what she has to in "Black". Bhansali is no stranger to performing magical tricks with his performers. But what he has done with Rani is immortalise her, entomb her in a shimmering shrine of glorious revelations. Michelle's unseeing eyes become the window to the actress' untapped potential. Under Bhansali's direction, Mukherjee opens the petals of her histrionics to give one of the most nuanced performances by a female actor.
Every actor big or small creates an impression of imperishable excellence. Shernaz Patel as Michelle's agonised mother and Nandana Sen as the jealous but kind sister, are just flawless. But the little girl playing the young Michelle steals many a critical scene from the players. Besides its many other unheard-of virtues, "Black" gives us an extraordinary little actress in Ayesha Kapoor.
"Black" isn't a film that we can categorise or classify. It creates a new genre, which can tentatively be called Pain-Sublime. Rays of light pierce the black darkness of the protagonist's life and permeate into our lives to bathe us in a feeling of rapturous contentment rarely experienced in cinema before.

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