Subhash Ghai has this innate knack of bringing into relief locations that are shot in such an evocative manner that his films become a publicity tools for the place where they are shot. BLACK AND WHITE follows in the same category. The USP of BLACK AND WHITE lies in the fact that here for the first one of the civil marvels of the country, aka Delhi Metro has been used in detail as a backdrop. BLACK AND WHITE would therefore emerge as one of the most evocative publicity platforms for Delhi Metro and the world through this film would be able to know what world class structure has been created and more films would be shot in Delhi Metro. Delhi has now become a favorite as a location with Directors as its landscapes have undergone a modern metamorphosis and the modern structures are vying for the status of heritage architecture. So why go to a foreign location when one can have world-class architecture at disposal within the country itself. It would be after a long time that the by-lanes of Chandni Chowk would open their magic to the film viewers, and the last time Chandni Chowk was used as a backdrop in detail was in merchant Ivory film MUHAFFIZ.
Whenever Subhash Ghai has himself directed he has given his own interpretation to a city, as he did with Kullu-Manali in SAUDAGAR and with Chamba in TAAL. Kullu-Manali has been shot to death as a location but the way Subhash Ghai utilized this landscape was unmatched. In the same manner TAAL brought to the world Chamba during rains, the beauty of Himachal Pradesh in rains has to be seen to be believed and those who cannot see it to believe it can experience it through TAAL. Subhash Ghai had similarly shot evocatively the great plains of India; the wheat bowls of Uttar Pradesh in PARDES.
Subhash Ghai as a director has always led the landscape do the talking for his films and the choice of locations have played a major role in his films oeuvre, more so in the later part of his career. BLACK AND WHITE would also bring Delhi in a new light as Subhash Ghai has done for other Indian cities through his earlier films.