: The best Hindi movie in 2005 on Derana
Great news for all the Sri Lankan TV viewers.
Derana will be telecasting what is regarded as the best Hindi movie
made in 2005 " Black". This is to be telecast at 8.15pm
on the Aluth Aviurudu day (14 April) as a part of Derana's special
line up for the festive season.
The director of the movie, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has departed from
the usual Indian style of colorful, song-filled dramas in his film
'Black', which is a songless movie about a blind-deaf girl and an
ageing man. "Black" walked away with almost all awards
in the popular categories in recently concluded 51st Filmfare (2006)
includes, the best director (Sanjay Leela Bhansali), best actor
(Amitabh Bachchan) and best actress (Rani Mukerji) awards. Bachchan
and Rani also won the critics award for best actor and best actress
respectively. Child artiste Ayesha Kapoor, who played the young
Rani in "Black", won the critics award for best actress
in a supporting role .
film tells the story of Michelle McNally (Rani Mukherjee), a girl
who becomes deaf and blind after an illness at the age of eighteen
months. Born to an Anglo-Indian family, Michelle is a bright, intelligent
girl whose world is dark, black and silent. She cannot communicate
with the outer world. Nor can she comprehend the forms and shapes
of things. As time passes on, Michelle's handicap makes her personality
involuted and self-destructive.
then comes into Michelle's dark world the 48-year-old Debraj Sahai
(Amitabh Bachchan), an eccentric alcoholic, who is consumed by his
passion of teaching the deaf and blind. Debraj loses his job because
of his drinking habit and then is sent by the school principal to
teach the eight-year-old Michelle.
first encounters with Michelle are far from pleasant. But soon he
realizes the immense potential the girl carries and decides to use
entirely new methods to teach her. He teaches her the language of
touch and smell so that she begins to learn about the things and
creatures in the world she cannot see.
is Debraj's dream to see Michelle leading a normal life one day.
But his debilitating health and his Alzheimer's attacks make him
Now it is Michelle who decides to take Debraj under her care. But
will she be able to resuscitate the aged Debraj from his weak condition?
Will she be able to fulfill his dream of leading a normal life?
is a beautiful movie from a brilliant director. The direction, editing,
cinematography, sets, background score, performances are all outstanding.
The film touches you to the core and it is an experience one shouldn't
miss. The movie as a whole has an international feel to it. Credit
goes to the director for taking on such a theme and making it a
beautiful piece of art.