Thursday, February 17, 2005

Missing…

I always feel I miss something here in Bangalore. I cant place it exactly. But then theres something which is not similar to your hometown. Agreed, the language, the culture, the food, the festivals, the city, the people are not same, but then I am not complaining about them. Its something different.

Perhaps, something as they call it, the smell of soil, the air of hometown, the whether at your place, the calmness (or??) you can feel, flying kites and kite fights, playing cricket and breaking neighbors windows and yes their scolding also, stealing fruits/flowers from somebody else's trees, making faces etc.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Black


BLACK
is Amazing, Beautiful, and Superb.

For a running length of just 122 Minutes and without a song Sanjay Leela Bhansali has portrayed a complete life of a Blind and Deaf girl in such a beautiful manner, coupled with the stellar performances of Rani Mukerjee, Amitabh Bacchan and Child-Actress. The movie Black is simply amazing, It lets you know the difficulties involved into the lives of blind people, about their emotions,feelings, and about perspective of people surrounding them.

Black is a story of Michelle McNally, who turns blind and deaf after an illness at the age of 18 months, born to an Anglo-Indian family; and Debraj Sahai, an 48-year old bizarre, alcoholic, arrogant, but best known teacher for blind and deaf. He takes up the task, which is next to the impossible of teaching words to the Michelle and yes most importantly the meaning of the words. For her the alphabets don't start with A, but they start with B, L, A, C, and K; BLACK. His unorthodox approach eventually shows signs of success, but he is then diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. It is he who needs support now.

The movie is shot nicely. Though the topic is depressing, the movie keeps the interest levels up. She doesn't realize things in a flash. Rani Mukherjee has done a superb performance, as if she was really born deaf and blind; and Amitabh as if he was born teacher for blind and deaf.

You can feel and find all your hidden talents, creativity here. You automatically sing to the tunes of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishor Kumar, Sonu Nigam, and to any singer you know; and sometimes you dance with it also, even if you don't know how to dance. Sometimes you also get amazing innovative ideas here, which you think can generate huge business opportunities. Everybody has it, and I have seen almost everybody turning into singers as soon as they enter. Can you guess this place?

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