Finally, there comes a movie from amongst mindless Bollywood capers, that I was excited to watch. Promos itself nudging us, promising a strong story, a clear message. And, it delivers what it promised.
3 women, 3 brave women, 3 undeterred, living on their terms women, sticking out their necks for each other! That alone for me justified the title “Pink”. Other than that, you’ll see no correlation with the word Pink. Guess, the makers left it to our imagination and interpretation.
Stellar movie, stellar performances! What if the storyline is linear but the powerful screenplay ensures we are hooked till the end and deeply rooted in the protagonists.
The subtle unfolding of the incidents, no words exchanged yet that unmistakable sense of doom. Meenal (Taapsee Pannu), Falak (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang) facing prejudice, wrath, ire, each of us face, for being strong, independent, sticking to our guns women. Biased for everything we are, we do, wear, eat, drink, go-out with, return at etc, etc, etc! (Marking, Mr. Bachchan’s words). This so-called modern society still hung in those feudal times. The result? Women branded, judged, harassed, shunned, left alone to their device by the closest and the sundry! But as this is finally a movie, there is a ray of hope – Golden hearted landlord uncle and Bipolar syndrome affected neighbor and retired lawyer Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan).
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Woah! He’s a mean machine in this one. What a performance Sir! Salute! Kudos to the entire cast! The girls brave yet so real, faltering, scared, timid but then fierce, uncompromising, standing up to the powerful, ready to face any consequence when questioned on their principals even if it meant letting go of the people that mattered the most! I for one found Kirti to be the shining star although both Taapsee and Andria’s performances are superlative! And, the menacing boys! How, we hate them and wanted them to collapse under a rubble and burn in hell! Great job by everyone even the corrupt woman SHO, the silent woman constable, the sympathetic judge and the intimidating uncle, Piyush Mishra! Each one deserves a mention.
Go watch this one if you haven’t already. More than women, the men must watch this one as rightly argumented by Mr. Bachchan, “Aaj tak hum sab log ek galat direction mein effort karte rahe hai … we should save our boys, not our girls … because if we save our boys then our girls will be safe”!