Black is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan. Black revolves around a deaf-blind girl and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer’s disease. The film draws inspiration from the life of Helen Keller, the blind academic and activist. Black was a commercial success, becoming the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide in 2005 and the highest-grossing 2005 Indian film overseas. The movie was majorly inspired or an unofficial remake of the 1962 movie The Miracle Worker.
The film was screened at the Casablanca Film Festival and the International Film Festival of India. It won the Filmfare Award for the best film. Time Magazine (Europe) selected the film as one of the 10 Best Movies of the Year 2005 from around the globe. The movie was positioned at number five. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the 25 Must-See Bollywood Films. The film was premiered in the Marché du Film section of the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Amitabh Bachchan received his second National Film Award for Best Actor at the 53rd National Film Awards, his fourth Filmfare Award for Best Actor and his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance and Rani Mukerji won her second Filmfare Award for Best Actress and her second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
A remake of this film was produced in Turkey in 2013 titled Benim Dünyam.
Black is an adaptation of Helen Keller’s autobiography. Black revolves around a blind and deaf girl and her relationship with her teacher who himself later develops Alzheimer’s disease.