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Black (ब्लाक) 2005


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Arjun (Nani), an engineering college student longs for a bike. However, his father (Ahuti Prasad) does not fulfill his wish. Mahesh (Tanish) hailing from a middle-class family has two sisters. His father (Kasi Viswanath) is a retired man and his family survives on his pension. Mahesh wants to help his father and searches for a job. He gets a job in Kapil Chit Funds as a collection agent, but the manager puts a condition that Mahesh should have a two-wheeler. Mahesh's mother (Tulasi) sells off some silver articles and he purchases a biketo join for the job. One day, Mahesh's father suffers a stroke, and Mahesh loses his bike while bringing medicines. Though he lodges a police complaint it is of no avail. Mahesh goes jobless without the bike. One day Mahesh finds Arjun riding his bike and they fight with each other for the bike. Mahesh learns that Arjun has purchased the bike at chor bazaar after winning a bike race. They finally come to an understanding on the advice of a priest to use the bike to suit the convenience of each other by dividing the day. They keep their promise and use the bike judiciously.
One day, some goons attack Arjun and grievously injure him. Mahesh who finds him in an unconscious state, admits him in the hospital and informs Arjun's parents. After that incident, both Arjun and Mahesh become good friends. At this juncture, again their bike goes missing. The person who stole their bike calls them and plays tricks upon them. Arjun and Mahesh come to know that he is the brother of Arjun's lover Puja (Aksha) and is that he is in love Mahesh's girlfriend Rani (Shweta Prasad). He tries to take revenge against the two boys by playing with their bike. In the climax, Arjun decides to participate in a motorcycle race and get the bike as a prize to present it to Mahesh as it is a necessity for him. Mahesh too wants to get back the bike from the person who stole the bike as Arjun has a passion for the bike. Each of them try in their own way and get two bikes. The film ends on a happy note as the problem gets solved, but they keep exchanging their bikes as usual and continue their friendship forever.
BannerDharma Productions
DirectorPunit Malhotra
Writer Arshad Syed, Punit Malhotra
ProducerKaran Johar
Music DirectorVishal-Shekhar
CinematographyMahesh Limaye
Film EditingAkiv Ali
Art DirectorNidhi Rungta
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersMika Singh, Mamta Sharma, Vishal Dadlani, Shruti Pathak, Shalmali Kholgade, Shankar Mahadevan, Sanam Puri, Aditi Singh Sharma, Neeti Mohan, Kamal Khan, Nitesh Kadam, Sukhwinder Singh, Sanah Moidutty, Sanam Puri, Aditi Singh Sharma, Mika Singh.
Sriram Venkat (Imran Khan) lives with his family in Bangalore. Sriram is a cool guy who loves himself and has just returned from studying architecture in the United States. Sriram is brought the marriage proposal of Vasudha (Shraddha Kapoor). Sriram accepts the marriage proposal but Vasudha is reluctant to marry Sriram as she loves a Punjabi boy, Kamal, who has no job and is a social worker. Sriram takes Vasudha to a restaurant and narrates his story about when he was in love with Dia Sharma (Kareena Kapoor), also a social worker. Sriram meets Dia in Delhi when he comes with his girlfriend Jyoshna to attend her brother’s wedding. In order to clear the traffic on the road, Dia uses Sriram’s jacket to make her stomach appear pregnant. Sriram meets Dia again after 6 months at a mall opening in Bangalore. Dia sends all the children inside the mall to play as there was no place for the kids to play. Sriram gets impressed by Dia and they start dating. On one such date, Dia takes Sriram to a place where she wants to build an orphanage. While on the other side, Sriram is sad as his dad is not buying him an Audi. There are many builders behind that property. One late evening Sriram calls Dia outside her hotel. Dia learns that Sriram has bought the property to his father and in return he has got an Audi. Dia has an argument with Sriram because the land he has brought for his dad is the land Dia had chosen for building an orphanage.She soon breaks up with him after a relationship of more than 1 year. At Sriram’s wedding Vasudha makes him realise that he still loves Dia and won’t be able to handle their wedding. Sriram runs away from his wedding to Dia’s house. There he finds out that Dia is living in a village in Gujarat, Jhumli. Sriram reaches the village and promises Dia that he won’t leave the village until Dia comes with him back home. Dia still angry with Sriram tells him that if he could build a bridge in the village she will come back with him and forgive him. The village head Latesh bhai, (Anupam Kher) is hesitant to build a bridge worth crores.Latesh takes tax from the villagers, enjoying his money, doing nothing for the villagers,much in contrast to his father. Sriram and Dia approach Kirtibhai a local politician who agrees to invest for the bridge. The works starts but not for long as a few days after Kirtibhai is found corrupt. Sriram then makes a deal with Latesh to sell the 10 acre barren land of Jhumli, which Dia never wanted to,in turn for completing the bridge. Sriram agrees with the fact that Dia would be angry at his move. The bridge building starts. After some days the head comes and tells he is going to start to build the chemical factory soon.Dia was shocked for she always anticipated the head would do something like that once he got the land. Dia angry with Sriram yells at him, telling him that he committed the same mistake yet again and tells him to leave Jhumli. But this time Sriram too gets angry with her for making such a statement after he has done this far and leaves the village. But he comes back, determined to complete his task, the bridge work.He requests Latesh bhai to stop building the factory for the sake of the villagers.In turn he gets badly beaten by Latesh bhai's men. Then Latesh's father silent all over the years gives him a contract which will not further allow him to enjoy the comforts of being his son. The head realising his mistake,stops further commencement on building the factory and permits Sriram to complete the bridge.Dia gets to know all about this. She forgives Sriram for all his earlier misdeeds and they finally reunite on the newly built bridge. The film ends with Dia going back with Sriram to the city but she asks him if they could stay in the nearby village as there is some electricity problem. Sriram,on hearing this starts running away as Dia laughs.

BannerG. V. Films
DirectorMani Ratnam
WriterMani Ratnam
ProducerG. Venkateswaran
Music DirectorIlaiyaraaja
CinematographySantosh Sivan
Film EditingSuresh Urs
Art DirectorThotta Tharani
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersS.P.Balasubramaniam, Chitra, Yesudasu, Swarnalatha, Mano, Susheela
Character Actor/Actress
ArjunArvind Swamy
Kalyani, Surya's momSrividya
KalivardhanAmrish Puri
Arjun's DadJai Sankar
Devaraj's WifeGeetha
Subbulaxmi's FatherCharu Haasan
ManoharanManoj K. Jayan
Dancer (special appearance)Sonu Walia

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