Synopsis: Based in Simla, the McNallys are an Anglo-Indian family consisting of Paul and his wife, Catherine. Both are full of joy when Catherine gives birth to a baby girl, Michelle, but their joy is short-lived when they are told that Michellle cannot see nor hear. Both attempt to bring up Michelle in their own protective way, as a result Michelle is not exposed to the real world, and becomes increasingly violent and volatile. Things only get worse when Catherine gives birth to Sara, and Paul considers admitting Michelle in an asylum. It is here that Debraj Sahai enters their lives. Through his eager involvement, Michelle blossoms, grows, gives up her violence, even gets admitted in school with normal children. The years pass by, Michelle does not succeed in getting her graduation, and it is time for Debraj to bid adieu as he is having his own health problems. 12 years later, at the age of 40, Michelle does succeed in graduating in Arts, and it is shortly thereafter she will be re-united with
Genre: Drama
Production: Evokative Films
  30 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

"My name is Michelle McNally"

"the Older child 0f an Ango Indian

family based in shimla"

"this sory is aout me and my teacher"

"a story about two people

left incomplete by god..."

"who have fought a battle with fate..."

"and made the impossible, possible"

"the world in my story is different..."

"where sound transcends into silence..."

"and Light into darkness"

"this is my world"

"where nothing can be seen nor heard"

"there is only one name for my world..."

"how long can you live in this darkness?"

"A few moments... hours... days?"

"For 4o years I've lived

in this darkness..."

"for 4 years I've given

my final b.a. Exam..."

"and for twelve years, I've gone

to this church, every Sunday"

"but that Sunday was special"

"I felt God would answer my prayers..."

" only prayer was..."

"...that my teacher

would come back to me"

"my prayers take long to reach God..."

"and he takes long in granting them"

"even that Sunday I didn't

find my teacher"

"that evening Sara and I were

returning home..."

"...when suddenly..."


Michelle, just wait for me, ok?

Oh my God!

Michelle!! Michelle!!


Y our prayers have been answered...

it's debraj... he's there

near the fountain,

It's true, I promise, yes promise!

Come! Yes. Yes

"that day my teacher came back to me..."

"after 12 years I recognized him..."

"but he had forgotten everything..."

"even me"

"I am writing this story for him..."

"to my teacher - debraj sahai"

he doesn't remember anything?

Surely there must be something

we can do.

Sara, Mr. Sahai has alzheimer's disease.

He has forgotten everything.

It's a very scary void.

Mr. Sahai has even forgotten his bed.

He has forgotten words,

even forgotten how to speak.

No doctor. I refuse to believe this...

he must remember something...

otherwise, after all these years,

to find him at our house...

and Mr. Sahai can

never forget Michelle.

Like a duster wipes the words

of a blackboard...

the disease has slowly

wiped out all his memories.

A few words or instances

might spark some memory...

but alzheimer's has no cure.

What is Michelle doing?

She wants to read to him

her life story, in braille.

Maybe by touching those words

he might remember something...

Michelle believes

that this miracle will happen.

Science doesn't believe in miracles.

It is impossible for him

to remember anything...

Impossible is one word that

Mr. Sahai never taught Michelle

and what you call impossible...

she will make possible.

"You were written in my destiny..."

"when I was 2 years old"

"that night suddenly

all happiness left us..."

"when my life entered a black vaccuum"

Michelle... my beautiful baby.

You're not sick anymore...

now you can play in water.

Look who has come! Papa!

What has the doctor told papa?

The doctor has said that

Michelle can't see or hear.

What did you say?

Our Michelle has gone

blind and deaf.

Look at me! Michelle!

"I was like an animal"

"children loved playing pranks on me."

"So did God."

Mrs. Gomes! Who has tied

these cans on Michelle?

Shh... calm down Michelle,

calm down, baby calm down.

Fire! Fire! Mrs. McNally. Fire!

Help mrs. McNally

help. Mrs. McNally

for eight years... every day

a new accident

hurting someone with a knife,

or breaking her own head!

She could have burnt

the whole house down.

With Michelle, we can never be happy.

What are you trying to say?

We will send her to an institution.

You mean a mental asylum?

How can you think that?

Cathy, I love her just as much.

But I still want to send her away.

She could cause irreparable damage.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gujarati: [ˈsəndʒeː ˈlilɑ ˈbʱəɳs̪ɑli]; born 24 February 1963) is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and music director. One of the most successful filmmakers in Indian cinema, Bhansali is the recipient of several awards, including four National Film Awards and ten Filmfare Awards. In 2015, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award. Bhansali made his directorial debut with Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), for which he received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film. He rose to prominence in Indian cinema with the commercially successful and widely acclaimed romantic drama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), the romantic drama Devdas (2002) — which received nomination for the Best Foreign Film at British Academy of Film & Television Awards (BAFTA) — and the drama Black (2005), for all of which he received multiple Best Director Awards and Best Film Awards along with additional Critics Award for Best Film for the latter at Filmfare Awards, and multiple National Film Awards for the latter two. However, he followed it by directing consecutive commercially flop films such as Saawariya (2007) and Guzaarish (2010), however, Guzaarish received positive reviews from critics and audiences. This changed with his adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet — the tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) — opened to positive reviews and strong box office collections, for which he received several awards and nominations. His home production biographical sports film Mary Kom (2014), had him receive his third National Film Award. His period dramas Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Padmaavat (2018) rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time. For the former, he won the National Film Award for Best Direction, as well as Best Director and Best Film Awards at Filmfare. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India. He is the founder of the production house Bhansali Productions. Bhansali has adopted the middle name "Leela" as a tribute to his mother, more…

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