Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl, and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer's disease. The film draws inspiration from Helen Keller's life and struggle.Wikipedia
Audience Reviews for Black
'Black': a complex rendering of tender emotions that doesn't work as it is
The truth is that 'Black' by Sanjay Leela Bhansali works better for me if I view it as a biopic: a highly indianized Hindi biopic of the famous blind, deaf and mute author Helen Keller. In that way it's inspiring. As a love story, it's consistently moving: Rani Mukharji and Amitabh Bachchan steal the scenes of romantic involvement and I just couldn't imagine those moments without them. But the truth is that the film works little if we see it as a lively original: grimness is no problem here because it is by design. But not as a biopic, the film works in fits and starts because other characters are just not in place. And the truth is: the film is not a true life story. Micheal drives the film and it's very message home even when the writing disarms it. 2.5/5.