Black & White (2008 Indian film)

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Black and White
Movie poster
Directed by Subhash Ghai
Produced by Raju Farooqui
Mukta Ghai
Subhash Ghai
Rahul Puri
Written by Sachin Bhowmick
Subhash Ghai
Akash Khurana
Starring Anil Kapoor
Anurag Sinha
Shefali Shah
Aditi Sharma
Music by Sukhwinder Singh
Cinematography Somak Mukherjee
Edited by Amitabh Shukla
Distributed by Mukta Arts
Release date(s) 7 March 2008
Running time 138 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Black and White is a 2008 Bollywood movie. It was produced and directed by Subhash Ghai. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Anurag Sinha, Shefali Chhaya, and Aditi Sharma. The movie explores the life of a suicide bomber who is sent on a mission on Indian Independence Day.[1]


Rajan Mathur (Anil Kapoor) is college professor who lives in Chandni Chowk district in New Delhi, with his wife Roma Mathur (Shefali Shah), who is a social activist and feminist, and their young daughter.

Professor Mathur meets Numair Qazi (Anurag Sinha), who informs him that he is a victim of communal riots in Gujarat. He is actually a suicide bomber of an Islamic fundamentalist group who has been ordered to set off a bomb near Red Fort during the Independence day celebrations.

Numair wins the trust of the professor and his wife. While assisting Numair to get an entry pass for the celebrations at Red Fort, Professor Mathur introduces him to people living in harmony in Chandni Chowk regardless of faith.

Numair is no longer sure if he should carry out the orders of his superiors or not. Although he is a deep-rooted fundamentalist, he sees this area as colourful and loving. There is no Black and White. Nonetheless, he goes forward to accomplish his mission.



Song Singer(s) Duration
Haq Allah Sukhwinder Singh & Hans Raj Hans 5:33
Peer Manava Sukhwinder Singh & Sharda Pandit 4:16
Yeh Hindustan hai (Part 1) Jagjit Singh 5:02
Main Chala Sukhwinder Singh 5:43
Jogi Aaya Sukhwinder Singh & Sadhana Sargam 4:49
Yeh Hindustan hai (Part 2) Udit Narayan 5:02


The film received praise from critics in India. Many commended the director Subhash Ghai, known for large budget extravagant musicals for making a smaller, grittier, and deeper movie. The movie was not successful commercially.


  1. ^ "Black & White preview". 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 

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