Black1 min read

Black’ is an unconventional film…in almost every cinematic sense–the casting, the craft of story telling, the music, the setting, the cinematography, the music etc.

The film has its own narrating style, a little theatrical, a little cinematic and it takes a while to settle down to this style. But once you do that you are in for a soulful ride.
I call it a ride, because you can sense the jump in narration sometimes, yet you do not mind it. While each scene is elaboratly shot and presented, there is a certain ‘staccato’ kind of story telling, that makes you interested in the movie.
The story is about a blind girl and her ageing teacher and their mission. If you forget a ‘Deewar’  or  ‘Don’ (I could not) you will enjoy Amitabh’s performance…and Rani Mukherjee, will make you love her as the one and only Michelle.
Besides the superb performances, ‘Black’ is more about its technical finesse-great cinematography and superb editing….and above all the passion of Bhansali to tell a story differently, almost in a Hollywoodesque way.