Black & White – Movie Review

March 9, 2008 · 6 comments

in Movie Reviews

Apun Ka Choice: Black & White deals with a very relevant issue in the times of terrorism and racial profiling. Not only does the movie gives a message of hope that terrorists could be reformed, it also questions the way, the state goes about dealing with terrorism. It is an honest and commendable effort by Subhash Ghai, and it deserves to be seen at least once.

CNN-IBN: Loosely inspired by the Harrison Ford-Brad Pitt starrer The Devil’s Own, Ghai’s film explores the relationship between a terrorist and the couple, who open their home and their hearts, to him. Subhash Ghai’s Black & White is an amateurish effort from a filmmaker clearly out of his depth, as far as his subject matter is concerned.

DNA India:
Black & White suffers from a lack of subtlety and absence of nuances. Every thought, action and emotion is explained in words and the dialogues skirt dangerously, close to the preachy.

Glamsham: Directed by Subhash Ghai, this movie is far from the commercial films he’s known for, and it raises many questions and comes with a disturbing message.

Hindustan Times:
Worth a look for viewers, who care more for their conscience than their popcorn!

IndiaFM: Black & White is a fine effort from a master storyteller, who dares to change lanes with this film. In that respect, an effort like this needs to be lauded.

Now Running:
A standing ovation for Subhash Ghai, for venturing into a territory, that would be considered uninviting for an escapist entertainer.

Black & White is a relevant watch. This is a film of urgency, make no mistake, and both protagonist and screenplay talk only as much as is required. As for the director himself, he doesn’t even make the obligatory cameo. It is the sentiment that plays hero.

Times Of India:
Black and White is a thought-provoking film, that challenges the state’s stereotypical formula to combat terrorism. And somewhere between its moments of light and shade, it holds a glimmer of hope and humanism: yes, fanatics can be cured, terrorists can be tamed, secularism may live long.

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Keshi March 10, 2008 at 11:29 am

someone else wrote abt this movie today in a blog. Seems like a good one to watch. tnxx Ravi!

Today I’ve got a movie review on my blog too :)



Ravi March 10, 2008 at 2:09 pm

@Keshi – I haven’t seen this movie yet (maybe I’ll catch the evening show today) but I’m sure, this is one movie, which needs to be watched!

And yes, I’ve checked your review and commented on it :)

Thanks sweetheart, for dropping by on my new blog…your visit is much appreciated :)

Take care!


Chintan March 12, 2008 at 3:32 am

Thanks dude….

Will watch this for sure…

Any news on the tour of AB and gang to US – remember I have to give you aankho dekha haal…and for that I need to book tickets :)


Ravi March 12, 2008 at 3:40 am

@Chintan – No updates on Bachchan Tour as such.

As and when I get any updates, will post here :)

Take care!


Fathiya March 20, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Black & White is a good movie, every Indian (Muslims & Hindu)has to watch this movie. It’s about a suicide bomber from Afghanistan who goes to India and live with a Hindu family in order to kill people. It’s an interesting movie. I loved it.


Ravi March 20, 2008 at 5:14 pm

@Fathiya – I agree with you :)

Take care!


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