Black (2005 film)

  • Amitabh Bachchan: Debraj Sahai
  • Rani Mukerji: Michelle McNally
  • Ayesha Kapoor: Young Michelle McNally
  • Nandana Sen: Sarah McNally
  • Shernaz Patel: Katherine McNally
  • Dhritiman Chatterjee: Paul McNally
  • Mahabanoo Mody - Kotwal: Mrs. Nair
  • Vijay Crishna: Paul McNally

Black is a Hindi film drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the year 2005.


Black is the story of a teacher and his student. Debraj Sahai is a teacher for deaf and blind children, by his excessive alcohol consumption at the end of his career. Since he receives from Katherine and Paul McNally commissioned to teach their daughter Michelle. This order is also the last resort for parents Michelle, suffered the neglect of her child due to uncertainty before they break on the disability of her daughter.

In the House of McNally's arrived, Sahai proves unusual teaching methods. The child, the basis of his disability so far everything has been checked, has its limits, the Paul McNally disgust so that he dismisses Sahai immediately again. When he needs to go on a twenty- day business trip, convinced Sahai mother Katherine to grant him these 20 days. And he actually manages to penetrate it in Michelle's black world and teach her the meaning of words and basic behaviors.

Years later Sahai is still Michelle's teacher. Meanwhile, the young lady is educated enough that she wants to go to college. Always keep both new hurdles in her dream to graduate Michelle fall. But both stand up again. As seen slowly that Sahais alcohol Alzheimer's seems to have accelerated. After Michelle Sahai also confronted with her ​​femininity, he leaves her life.

One winter's day appeared the tangled Sahai on the property of McNally's. Now it is surrounded by black, and Michelle decides their teacher to give back what he has given her the meaning of words.


Black is an unusual, but still a Bollywood film full of emotions. The film lacks a long song and dance scenes. But he has a quiet soundtrack that accompanies the images. Unusual is next to the movie length is very short with 2 hours for Indian conditions. The film was shot mostly positive critical acclaim. The success at the box office gives them right. Whether the film is but his direction for the Indian cinema, as some claim must first be seen.

The History of Black based on The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, who inspired with their memoirs before Black movies like The Miracle Worker.