Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Black and White is a 2008 hindi movie from director Subhash Ghai. The movie is very unlike Ghai’s style as he usually makes movies in the typical Bollywood style. There may be some factual and reality flaws in the movie, but those aside, it makes good entertainment!

The story is based on the true life terrorist attack on India’s Parliament on 13 December 2001, when a Delhi University professor (SAR Geelani) was held responsible for his links with the terrorists. Like Geelani, Professor Rajan Mathur (played by Anil Kapoor) also teaches Urdu in the Zakir Hussain College and unwittingly becomes associated with a suicide bomber, Nomair Qazi (played by newcomer Anurag Sinha) who comes all the way from Afghanistan to blow up the Red Fort in New Delhi on India’s Independence Day.

The bomber resumes the identity of an old poet’s dead grandson, who was a victim of the 2002 Gujarat riots and takes up residence with the old man. He also wins the sympathy of the college professor and his activist wife (played by Shefali Shah).

Nomair has fourteen days to plan his suicide mission and conveniently uses the simple professor and his emotionally exuberant wife to gain entry into the highly secured Red Fort. In those two weeks, Nomair learns that not everything is black and white. And that love is stronger than hate. You can check this movie out HERE.

Veen's Rating: 3.5 Stars


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