Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s timeless classic film ‘Black’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji, which still continues to resonate with audiences completed 19 years today since it’s release.
On the 19th anniversary of the film, the makers and star cast celebrate the first-ever OTT release.
Taking to X, Big B treated fans with the news and wrote, ‘It’s been 19 years since Black released, and today we’re celebrating it’s first ever digital release on Netflix! Debraj and Michelle’s journey has been an inspiration to all of us, and we hope it instills you with strength and compassion.’
T 4910 – It's been 19 years since Black released, and today we're celebrating it's first ever digital release on Netflix!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 4, 2024
Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Black’ was released in the year 2005 and starred Amitabh and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.
Rani and Amitabh received a lot of appreciation for their performance in the film from fans and critics. It was also declared a blockbuster hit at the box office.
The film is about a stubborn teacher, who helps a girl with visual and hearing impairment, explore her potential as she takes on the challenge of graduating from college.
Sharing her excitement, Rani Mukerji said, ‘Black’ had a profound impact on my life as an actor and as an individual. The challenges of using sign language for even the simplest tasks was a huge learning experience and a very humbling one too. Black will always remain very special to me, because it taught me a lot about life and about being grateful.
Working with Amit uncle was of course one of the most memorable moments of my life and to be able to share screen space with him and getting an opportunity to watch him delivering his best performance was in itself like a masterclass for me.. And of course, working with my favourite director Sanjay Leela Bhansali… Black is I believe one of Sanjay’s greatest work as a filmmaker. What he did with Black, is something that generations of actors, film enthusiasts, and audiences will be able to witness his brilliance for years to come. Black has remained one of the tent pole films for me, that will always be attached to my name forever. I’m most happy about the fact that finally it’s releasing on one of the best platforms and people who missed watching it will be able to see the magic of black now at the click of a button.. tudum!!!’
The film won the National Award for Best Feature Film. Also, Amitabh Bachchan won the National Award for Best Actor. It’s the First film to have won 11 awards at the Filmfare Awards.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Big B will be next seen in the sci-fi action thriller film ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ alongside Deepika Padukone and Prabhas.
He also has a courtroom drama film ‘Section 84’ in his kitty.