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Black (2005) & The Miracle Worker (1962)

27 Aug, 2008 | Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / B

“Black”, may be one of the most appreciated movies of the recent times but it is still not an original work by the director. It is now widely known that the original source for “Black” was "The Miracle Worker”. But I couldn’t find any reference or acknowledgement to the English movie by any actor or director of the Indian adaptation.

Though Amitabh Bachchan & Rani Mukherjee did a fine job in the movie as the lead, but I liked the amazing act of the Child Artist more than anybody else. The only regret is that they should have given credit to the original makers too. And I think that must be the reason why it was not sent as an Official Indian Entry for the Oscars, since the Original already had won 2 Awards in its year of release.

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27 Aug 2008 / Comment ( 2 )

does Sanjay leela Bhansali deserve to be called a top director after all his uncredited copies since that "woh 7 din" inspired copy in 1999 ?

Bobby Sing

Hi Chris,

You are spot on......as I also feel the same that he doesnt deserve the status of a cult director.

In fact in my opinion he is more of a good ART DIRECTOR than a complete director of an entire film.

He does manage to come up with few brilliant sequences in between in his films but accepting all those praises for all copied work is certainly disgraceful and unethical as i see it.

Thanks for writing in and do keep visiting.....Cheers!

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