Saturday, February 12, 2005

Black -> Movie Review

I am not a movie buff, but of all the movies I have ever seen, I think Black is amongst The Best. Sunil summed it up pretty well in the end "If this does'nt win an Oscar .. what will". The story is definately a brave deviation from everyday masala movies or for that matter most of the movies that we see. The experience of seeing Black was like seeing 'Anand' for the first time, except that it was more close to life than Anand. I am told that this movie is inspired from a real life story of someone named Hellen Keller. Something like this has happened in someone's life and think about it, it most probably happens to blind and deaf people everyday.
Black is a story from the heart, for the heart. Even a guy like me, who takes life on a day to day basis, a rather happy go lucky attitude, finds it touching. It tells us how exactly is the world for a blind and deaf person. Imagine being in a room, where there are no lights and everyone speaks in a language which makes no sense to you, basically because you yourself have no idea what conclusion to draw from the sounds you are hearing. That's what life is for these people, every minute, every hour, every day, every year, all life.
And then, comes into little mitchell's life, GOD. She calls him, her teacher. At first she has trouble understanding what teacher means, but he teacher her that too. Her first words maa, papa, and then teacher. Just goes to show the importance of these three people in her life. Slowly she learns everything that she needs to. And then she even goes on to become a grad student, thanks to the guidance of her teacher.
For me, every scene was a experience worth remembering. The movie has been rather beautifully picturized. At no part of the movie would you feel bored or would feel that the movie has come to a standstill. Especially since the start of her college life, the movie has become from being good to a classic. I liked the part in the movie where she appears for her interview. When asked what is knowledge for you, she replies for me "knowlwdge is my teacher". Another scene which I liked a lot was the part where her mother sees her using the spoon for the first time, and says to Mr. Sahay " you have made a fine lady out of my daughter, thank you .. ", and then breaks off crying. Yet another scene, where she talks to her mother on phone to tell her that she has failed in her exams yet again, I think that was rather beautifully picturized. I think that the scene where Amitabh reads her speech on her sister's engagement party is also good. And at the top of the list of wonderful scenes, the speech in the end on her graduation day from Rani mukherjee is simple superb.
Acting wise, for me, I feel the lady playing the role of Rani's mom did a SPLENDID job. Rani and Amitabh are pros and great acting IS expected from them and they do deliver the results with a power packed performance. But the surprise package is the girl playing young mitchell ( Ayesha Kapoor ?? ). She was definately great at her part. She did seem to bring out the helpnessness in Mitchell pretty well.
Overall, a must must must must must must must see movie. A great story, wonderful performances and great direction .. what else can you ask for ?

6 Comments:

Blogger s said...

nice review khare .. same is the case with me ..

and c'mon smtime visit my blog too, I guess we had a deal .. to increase the counter .. :))

9:43 PM  
Blogger gAMe said...

PS: This comment has nuthin to do with Black.....yeah so answer to first question ... abt Aakash...:P U r aakash thats Y..and u made me speak all his dialogues.
N btw I have achieved my luv and now its been arnd 8 years...:) thnks a looooot for caring abt it .... and I know U have got urs.....tabhi to STD se call karne walo ki laag jati hein .... ok will keep coming and commenting....Thnks again for visiting n reading my page... bbye

12:42 AM  
Blogger Archana said...

Hmmm.....black! After reading your review abt the movie, I hve changed my mind! Will watch it this time when I come to India...

1:48 AM  
Blogger gAMe said...

Bhai u r absolutely rite .... and M really really sry to act like an idiot . Rite now forget abt the control on the situation... I dont see it happening at all....but lets C wat happens....:( I dont even want to think abt wat it wud be like 4 years later...or so.....and btw I want to take it from an experienced guy ..... well I will tell u smthing after a week or so ... in detail ..... man to man...ok tonite at 9:30 we have CV exam .... bbye n thnks a loooooooot for all this....keep talking .......

1:49 PM  
Blogger KoPoS said...

Good review. Im sort of decided to go watch this at any cost!


As for Helen Keller, i guess reading up some books will be a good idea. Telling her someone, is like ...[cook up something yourself that means ... preposterous] :D

HaVe FuN

11:00 AM  
Blogger Utkarsh Khare said...

did'nt know much about her . until u pointed it out .. i did'nt know she was that big .. read about it at .
http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_keller.hcsp
and found her story truly amazing and inspiring . thanx

10:41 AM  

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