Los Angeles, Dec 29:
After winning applauses from the audience back home, the critically-acclaimed movie “Black”
directed by talented Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has floored the international audience as well. “Black”
is featured in an article by Time Magazine on the Top 10 International Movies of 2005
, a rare honour for any Indian movie in recent times.
The article says, ”The film was a surprise box office hit and also the best reviewed Bollywood film of 2005, garnering an impressive 81% on our scale of critics ratings.”
Time Magazine wrote this about Black: "It could also be a test for Western audiences unused to the fever pitch of Indian melodrama; they may need a warning label — Caution: Extreme Sentiment (May be contagious). Everyone else can dive right into the bathos and savor the brave, pionate performances of Amitabh, who harnesses gravity and humor to his magisterial machismo in what may be his greatest role, and the two Michelles, who revere and adore their teacher as the one man who matters. In so many Indian films the deepest searches are for romantic ecstasy and for reconciliation with the father figure. By addressing both these needs, Black is more than a noble weepie; it is the ultimate Bollywood love story."
Other movies making the top 10 included The Constant Gardener, The Squid and the Whale and Memoirs of a Geisha.
Well, the Indian audience now have yet another reason to sulk for non-selection of the movie “Black” as Indian entry for the Oscars.