This is one of those Hindi films I’d like for my collection. An amazing film. Not too long. Not shallow. I’d be proud to pay for it, rather than download it, and contribute towards rewarding those who made it.
An unending darkness… A world of shadows… A ray of light that found its way… A teacher’s dream… A student’s miracle… A valiant journey… From ignorance to knowledge… From darkness to light… An extraordinary story of an ordinary life
It is the tale of a deaf, mute and blind girl. Her parents are desperate, they don’t know what to do and then a teacher brings a ray of light into her world which, for her, is BLACK.
Based in Simla, the McNallys are an Anglo-Indian family consisting of Paul and his wife, Catherine. Both are full of joy when Catherine gives birth to a baby girl, Michelle, but their joy is short-lived when they are told that Michellle cannot see nor hear. Both attempt to bring up Michelle in their own protective way, as a result Michelle is not exposed to the real world, and becomes increasingly violent and volatile. Things only get worse when Catherine gives birth to Sara, and Paul considers admitting Michelle in an asylum. It is here that Debraj Sahai enters their lives. Through his eager involvement, Michelle blossoms, grows, gives up her violence, even gets admitted in school with normal children. The years pass by, Michelle does not succeed in getting her graduation, and it is time for Debraj to bid adieu as he is having his own health problems. 12 years later, at the age of 40, Michelle does succeed in graduating in Arts, and it is shortly thereafter she will be re-united with her teacher. No longer the same alcoholic, eccentric, – but a bent older male, who cannot even remember speech, leave alone what he taught. Watch what happens when Michelle attempts to re-enter his ‘blank’ life.
Written by rAjOo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here’s a clip of the film. Does it make you want to see it? If so, please leave a comment and tell me what you think of it.