Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black completes 19 years, premieres on Netflix

Produced by Applause Entertainment, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black celebrated its 19th anniversary today. The film continues to resonate with audiences giving an example of the unparalleled vision, cinematic brilliance, and storytelling prowess of the visionary filmmaker. On this occasion, the makers announced that Black will be now available for the audience on Netflix.

With exceptional performances delivered by Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji, Black remains fresh in the collective memory of cinephiles even after almost 2 decades of its release. Marking the 19th anniversary, Amitabh Bachchan took to his social media 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."


Rani Mukerji said in a statement, "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.. 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!!!”

SLB's 'Black' stood fifth in Time (Europe) "10 Best Movies of the Year 2005" among films from across the world. 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. The film is listed at number one on the Indiatimes' list of 25 Must-See Bollywood Movies.